One Mariners Trade Proposal from Each N.L. Central Team

GOODYEAR, ARIZONA - MARCH 29: Jesse Winker #33 of the Cincinnati Reds catches a fly ball off the bat of Jake Fraley of the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a spring training game at Goodyear Ballpark on March 29, 2021 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
GOODYEAR, ARIZONA - MARCH 29: Jesse Winker #33 of the Cincinnati Reds catches a fly ball off the bat of Jake Fraley of the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a spring training game at Goodyear Ballpark on March 29, 2021 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 01: Cole Tucker #3 of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts after hitting a triple during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park on October 1, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 01: Cole Tucker #3 of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts after hitting a triple during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park on October 1, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

Pittsburgh Pirates – Cole Tucker

The Pittsburgh Pirates do not have a loaded roster by any means. They are very deprived of talent, and there are not a whole lot of players for the Mariners to target. Bryan Reynolds is one of the best players in baseball, and could be someone the Mariners inquire about.

An interesting player on the Pirates that the M’s could acquire is Cole Tucker. He is a very exciting and athletic player. He has been struggling at the big league level, but he was a first round pick in 2014, so he certainly has potential. He also has made some very exciting plays.

Cole Tucker is listed as a shortstop, but he is an up the middle utility player. He can play shortstop, second base, and center field. He needs to spend more time in AAA before being ready for consistent big league time. The Mariners can give that to him, and they can make him a better player with their development system. They will not have to give up a lot for him at all in a trade.

In this trade proposal, both teams would be swapping players that they do not believe in anymore, and players that have struggled. Both Tucker and Sheffield need a new start somewhere else, and they can both have that chance in Pittsburgh. Sheffield could easily have the opportunity to start for the Pirates since they do not have much rotation depth. Next up is a fire ball reliever who could make the Mariners bullpen even more dynamic.