Mariners Buy Low Trades with the Yankees to Improve the Offense
Mariners Trade 2: Torres for Moore and Steckenrider
Here the Mariners get their second baseman for the next few seasons as Gleyber Torres is under contract through 2025. He has been a two-time all-star and would give the Mariners an experienced player who has been to the playoffs as the Mariners push towards ending their drought.
Gleyber Torres is going into his age 25 season next year and could benefit from the Mariners offering tweaks to his swing or approach. The Mariners have been able to get players like Jake Fraley to hit the ball harder more often so they should be able to help Gleyber Torres do the same thing. His expected numbers on Statcast showed that he had a higher expected slugging percentage than he actually had.
The Yankees would make this deal because they get Drew Steckenrider who gives them a back-end arm for their bullpen. They also get Dylan Moore, who even though he struggled a lot in 2021, is a versatile bench option. He would give them speed off the bench and would be a decent backup option for them at multiple positions.
Dylan Moore could play several positions for the Yankees: second base, shortstop, third base, left field, and even right field if needed. He could add speed off the bench with several sluggers in that lineup. The Yankees might also be able to tweak his offensive approach to get more out of him.