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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AL West

Astros - Kendall Graveman

As the Mariners continue to subtract from their bullpen, how about acquiring a familiar face? Graveman was traded at the 2021 trade deadline in a controversial deal. Getting Graveman back could help replace some of the good vibes the Mariners lost in the Geno trade. He is a leader and obviously loved his time in Seattle, and is an elite closer.

Angels - Taylor Ward

Ward is an interesting name and someone that could play both corner outfield spots and some first base. He controls the zone well with a a career K rate of 23.3% and a walk rate of 9.4%. He has 20+ home run potential is probably about a 250 hitter. He isn't anything spectacular, but he would be a solid addition.

Athletics - Seth Brown

Seth Brown doesn't necessarily fit the CTZ mold, but his 27.2% K rate is certainly better than Mike Ford's K rate of almost 33%. I could see Brown filling a similar role of Ford but giving you some flexibility to stick him in a corner outfield position. Brown can play some corner outfield and first base and would be a solid 4th outfielder, one that could run into 20-25 home runs.

Rangers - Ezequiel Duran

Again, Duran doesn't fit the CTZ mold, but he is a really solid role player. In 439 plate appearances in 2023, he hit .276/.324/.443 with 14 home runs as a solid utility guy that saw games at shortstop, left field, third base, second base, first base and right field. Duran taking the role of Dylan Moore would certainly raise the floor of this team as a higher contact super utility player with similar pop.