Mariners Trade 1: I’d be fine with Trammell
It seems like poor Taylor Trammell just gets thrown into every trade scenario out there. It’s for a good reason though. Remember, Trammell is just 23 years old still. 23 YEARS OLD. He is way too young for people to be writing him off.
“But wait… you’re trading him. Aren’t you writing him off too?!”
No. That isn’t what I am doing at all. I really like Trammell, and think that he is going to be good down the line. All this talk about “He’s a AAAA guy” is ridiculous. He is so young, that it shouldn’t be a surprise that he has struggled a bit. He loves baseball more than most you will see in the majors as well, which is something that every club loves to see in their clubhouse.
The reason I’m including him is that he is the needed piece, a strong, projectable outfielder that is needed to get someone like Bryant. Obviously, Bryant is better, but he is also set to be a free agent soon. Trammell gives the Cubs a re-tooling piece for the future. He’s under club control through 2026/7, depending on how often he plays in the bigs.
We also throw Adam Macko in the trade, a super-raw lefty with massive upside. If this trade was announced, I wouldn’t be ecstatic, but I would definitely be okay with it happening.