1 Trade Candidate from every MLB team that the Mariners should consider

The MLB Hot Stove is underway. With the GM Meetings coming up and the Mariners knowing what they want to change with this team, we look at the best trade target from all 32 teams.

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Guardians - Josh Naylor

Naylor would be a really solid addition to the Ms lineup, but is a similar play to Ty France. Naylor is coming of a career best year and France a career worst year, but Naylor still fits this team as a DH or rotational first base should the team decide to move on from France. Naylor hit .308/.354/.489 with a 128 wRC+ in 2023. He hit 17 home runs, but only struck out 13.7% of the time. I like Naylor a lot, but I just don't see the fit on this team as it currently stands.

Royals - Vinnie Pasquantino

Pascquantino was on pace for a solid first full year in the majors, but injuries cut it short. He still slashed .247/.324/.437 with a 103 wRC+ and9 home runs in 231 at bats. He was on pace for about 25 home runs and this is a solid number considering the walk, 9.6%, and strikeout,11.9%, rates. I am not sure if there is a deal here that make sense, and he might be a similar to profile as Ty France, with a little more power but if the Mariners can get him for some prosepcts, I would be interested.

Tigers - Kerry Carpenter

I am very doubtful the Tigers would trade Carpenter who slashed .278/.340/.471 with a 121 wRC+ in 118 games in 2023. He hit 20 home runs during that time with a 25.1% K% and a 7% BB%, both really impressive rates for a rookie. I don't know there is a deal here that makes sense for the Tigers to move Carpenter, but he is a very interesting young outfielder.

Twins - Max Kepler

Long been rumored to the Mariners, as we touched on here, Max Kepler fits this team like a glove. He is a left-handed corner outfielder that is a plus defender with some pop. He could slot in the lineup somewhere 2 through 6 and make total sense. He probably wouldn't cost a ton but could do wonders for this lineup.

White Sox - Eloy Jimenez

I was against acquiring for Eloy Jimenez for a number of reasons, as we touched on previously. But there is no denying the talent. Jimenez has the potential to hit 40 home runs if he can stay healthy. The problems lie in his health and his ability to play the field. He is most likely an everyday DH and one that hasn't been able to stay healthy. This is a very interesting bat, there is no denying that though.