The Mariners need to find some help at second base. Some people want them to go sign Marcus Semiem, while others think Chris Taylor would be the best option. But on the other hand, they may try and trade for a guy like Ketel Marte or Gio Urshela. Trading is what Jerry Dipoto likes to do. Knowing that, the Mariners should make some moves and start looking at the option of trading for Nick Madrigal from the Cubs.
The Mariners struggled with having an inconsistent hitting second baseman for the first part of the season until the trade for Abraham Toro. Toro was a great addition to the Mariners lineup and he showed his skills at the dish as well as on the dirt. Though Toro did well at second base he is a true third baseman.
With the Mariners not picking up Kyle Seager’s option, it opens the door for Toro to move back to the hot corner, leaving an opening at second. The Mariners probably don’t want to start the year with Moore there after hitting .181 on the year. So, they will need to look for some other options to sign or trade.
Nick Madrigal Would Fill a Position of Need for the Mariners
I think they should make a trade for Nick Madrigal, the former 4th overall pick in the 2018 draft by the Chicago White Sox’s. He was traded at the deadline this year across Chicago to the Cubs along with Codi Heuer for Craig Kimbrel. Madrigal is a bit of an odd player because he rarely strikes out. In his 705 plate appearances in the minors, he stuck out a grand total of 21 times, while hitting over .300.
In his 83 games in the majors over the last two years, he struck out 24 times in 324 plate appearances and hit .317. That is something that the Mariners need. Someone to hit over .300 and gets on base.
So what would it take for the Mariners to get Nick Madrigal from the Cubs…..?