Mariners: Potential Trades for Rockies SP Jon Gray

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - MAY 17: Jon Gray #55 of the Colorado Rockies pitches during a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on May 17, 2021 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - MAY 17: Jon Gray #55 of the Colorado Rockies pitches during a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on May 17, 2021 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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Mariners Justus Sheffield
BUFFALO, NEW YORK – JUNE 30: Justus Sheffield #33 of the Seattle Mariners throws a pitch during the fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Sahlen Field on June 30, 2021 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images) /

Trade 3: Getting the Sheffield brothers together

We all know that Sheffield hasn’t been great lately. Back on June 3rd, he had just thrown a nice game against the Angels, lowering his ERA to 4.77. It seemed like he was back on track to throw like the 2020 Sheffield… you know, the one with a 3.58 ERA and a WHIP of 1.3.

Instead, that seems to be right around the time he started trying to pitch through injuries. In his last five starts, he has an ERA of 11.37, before the team (or Justus) finally admitted something was wrong. He was placed on the IL with both an injured forearm and side.

Letting him get healthy, especially on a team that is not in the playoff race, would be a boon for both sides. Plus, you could match him up with Jordan, his little brother. By the way, Jordan is having a pretty good season.

Because of the control that the Rockies would have with Sheffield, we could likely try and pry away a lower-tier prospect in the deal. Weatherly is 22 and in A-ball this year, and shows incredible strikeout potential. In 22.2 innings at Clemson last year, he struck out 43 batters. So far in A ball this year, he has 75 K’s in 53.2 innings.

What do you think about these ones? Could the Mariners get Gray from Colorado without having to give up a ton in return? Let us know your thoughts, and whether we were too generous, or need to go back to our day jobs cause we obviously don’t know what we’re talking about. *cough* sarcasm *cough*