Mariners: 3 Under the Radar Trades We Could See This Offseason

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 01: Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto looks on before the game against the Los Angeles Angels at T-Mobile Park on October 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 01: Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto looks on before the game against the Los Angeles Angels at T-Mobile Park on October 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /
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Since Jerry Dipoto’s tenure as General Manager of the Seattle Mariners began in the winter of 2015, Mariners fans have seen a flurry of “under the radar” trades that have become Dipoto’s calling card. By under the radar, I mean trades that don’t seem all that impactful on the surface, but (mostly) turn out to significantly benefit the Mariners in the long run.

A few examples of these types of trades manufactured by Dipoto over the last few years:

2021: Kendall Graveman and Rafael Montero to the Houston Astros for Abraham Toro and Joe Smith

2021: JT Chargois and Austin Shenton to the Tampa Bay Rays for Diego Castillo

2020: Austin Nola, Austin Adams, and Dan Altavilla to the San Diego Padres for Ty France, Taylor Trammell, Luis Torrens, and Andres Munoz

2020: Taylor Williams to the San Diego Padres for Matt Brash

2019: Edwin Encarnacion to the New York Yankees for Juan Then

This offseason, I expect we will see more of the same from our fearless leader, Jerry Dipoto: Trades that could fly under the radar, but will provide long-term benefit for the up and coming Seattle Mariners.

As the offseason gets underway, let’s take a look at three potential trades (in the margin) we could see in the next few months:

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