Mariners Rumors: Trading with Diamondbacks for Merrill Kelly
Trade 1: Mariners trade Taylor Trammell
I know. I know. I put him in every trade. But, it’s always done with a good reason. Trammell is a great young piece, and I actually would want him on the Mariners. Give me any Mariners season over the last 30 years, and chances are you are going to want to keep him around. Well, any season before 2022 going forward.
It’s nice to have a plethora of outfielders, especially when they are young and have yet to spend a large amount of time in the majors. With Haniger still under contract, Fraley showing out and earning a larger role, plus Kelenic and Rodriguez waiting in the wings, there just isn’t space for Trammell.
Yes, we could keep him around, assuming that someone isn’t going to work out, and hoping that he could work out himself and take one of the spots. Or, we could send him out as an asset to bring in a solid veteran pitcher to provide much-needed depth to the Mariners injured pitching staff.
Arizona would get a young piece in the outfield, one that they could rely on upon through their re-building years. The Mariners would get a veteran righty, which is something they sorely need.