Mariners Buy Low Trades with the Yankees to Improve the Offense
Mariners Trade 1: Torres and Frazier
This trade gives the Mariners an option at second base in Gleyber Torres who is very talented and could benefit from a change of scenery. Gleyber Torres slashed .259/.331/.366 last season for the Yankees and had a 93 OPS+. He would give the Mariners a much more proven option at second base and could benefit greatly from being away from the spotlight of New York.
Players can struggle mightily in New York under the immense pressure of fans expecting to win the World Series every year. Gleyber Torres can come to Seattle and just focus on himself and being a league average or better player. He can easily fit into the Mariners lineup and help them hit left-handed pitching better which the team struggled with in 2021.
Clint Frazier would give the Mariners another outfielder who could hit left-handed pitching better as a right-handed hitter. He played well in small sample sizes in 2019, 2020 but could also get more playing time in a less prominent outfield in Seattle.
The Yankees would be getting a reliever coming off of a good year and are always looking for relievers. They would take Yusei Kikuchi because money is never an issue and they are swapping underperforming players here. They also get Jake Fraley who could take on Brett Gardner’s role or replace Clint Frazier as an extra outfielder and be a potential platoon option off the bench for them.