Mariners Rumors: Trading with the Diamondbacks for Ketel Marte

Ben Ranieri
SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 21: Ketel Marte #4 of the Seattle Mariners plays shortstop during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Safeco Field on September 21, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners defeated the Blue Jays 2-1. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 21: Ketel Marte #4 of the Seattle Mariners plays shortstop during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Safeco Field on September 21, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners defeated the Blue Jays 2-1. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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Taylor Trammell of the Mariners celebrates.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – APRIL 07: Taylor Trammell #20 of the Seattle Mariners scores against the Chicago White Sox. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /

Trade 2 – Not comfortable with giving up this much

This deal would be a slam dunk for the Diamondbacks, with a lot of upside. I would not be comfortable as the Mariners giving up this much as their current stage of the rebuild.

Poor Taylor Trammell would be traded (again). Trammell could play immediately and offer the D-Backs a higher upside player than anyone they currently deploy in their outfield. Although Trammell has struggled he is still just 23 years old and has shown massive power this season.

George Kirby is the centerpiece of this deal for Arizona. The 23-year-old right-hander has great command of four pitches and has shown an increase in velocity early in his pro career. He has a lot of value even though we have not seen a ton of him so far. His ERA is a 2.48 in 17 games as a professional and would be a high-end prospect add for Arizona.

To finish out this deal the D-Backs would get 6-6 lefty, Brandon Williamson. Williamson’s stock has soared this summer, especially following his promotion to Double-A Arkansas. His big curveball and ascending profile make him a great trade chip if the Mariners choose to do so. He and Kirby would both easily slide into their top 10 right away.

This trade gives the Diamondbacks what they need and then some, although I would stay away from a deal like this if I were Dipoto.

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