Mariners Trade Proposal #1
This would get the Cardinals two pitching prospects, one of which is ranked pretty darn high. The Mariners have a bevy of pitchers coming up through the system, some of which are making a lot of noise and showing that they should get the call sooner than expected.
Think about it. Brash, Hancock, Kirby, Williamson, Stoudt, Phillips, Campbell, Then. That’s a lot of youngsters who are gonna deserve a look at some point in the near future. Why not shore up the offense now by fixing one of the weak spots for the Mariners, and trade away some of that pitching depth.
I understand that you can never have too much pitching. However, the Mariners might be in the best overall position that they have seen in 20 years. Talent, at the minor and major league levels, money to spend, and a growing fan base. Let’s take advantage now but slightly reduce the system for a great major league second baseman.
I’m throwing Then in the deal as well. He’s still young and crazy talented. He gave up a good amount of hits this year, but he’s only 21. There is a lot of maturing left to do in his body and his game. He’s the exact kind of guy, that come 2025, you would look back at his transaction log and be amazed that he was one of the “throw-in” guys.