Mariners Rumors: Trading with the Yankees for Jordan Montgomery

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 03: Jordan Montgomery #47 of the New York Yankees in action against the New York Mets during a game at Yankee Stadium on July 3, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 03: Jordan Montgomery #47 of the New York Yankees in action against the New York Mets during a game at Yankee Stadium on July 3, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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Mariners: Rumors for Jordan Montgomery
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JULY 08: Jordan Montgomery #47 of the New York Yankees pitches during the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on July 08, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

Mariners Trade 3: Haniger for Montgomery

Okay. Hear me out. As long as Sheffield comes back, the Yankees get back their former top lefty prospect. They can put him into their rotation, admittedly taking a step back from Montgomery, but still getting a good lefty for their staff.

Then, they still get Haniger. I already mentioned that he could hop right into the outfield, providing needed relief to their injury-depleted group. For any Yankees fans out there, Haniger is hitting .266/.323/506, with 22 home runs and 17 doubles. With a strong second half, he could make a run at 40 home runs. Especially with that short porch in New York. No more wind-affected fly balls falling short of the fence, instead, you’d see a few more get knocked out of the park.

The Yankees get a piece they can use in their rotation and a great bat. The Mariners get a #3 for their rotation who could make a push at Gilbert/Kikuchi/Flexen for an ERA in the 3.50 range. The Mariners could finish out the year with Kikuchi/Flexen/Gilbert/Montgomery/Gonzalez, and Dunn still once he comes back. I don’t know about you, but I love the sounds of that. Especially when you realize that the preseason ace, Gonzalez, might actually be the number five.

Well, let me know what you think. Should either team go for any of these? They are in a similar spot right now, only a couple of games apart in the standings. Either team could decide to be a buyer or a seller. Or, in the case of the third trade, they could try and help each other out. One thing is for sure… Go #Mariners.

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