All-time Mariners' outfield of best players who got away

Off we go to part 2 of the all-time Mariners lineup of players who got away. This time, we walk out onto the outfield grass.
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Chris Taylor
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UT - Chris Taylor - (6/19/2016) Utility-Man Chris Taylor to the Dodgers for SP Zach Lee.

Although Chris Taylor has never been anything crazy special in the MLB, he was able to help the Dodgers make multiple playoff pushes and even was an All-Star in 2021. At the time of the trade, I was not thinking too much about it as the pitching was certainly a need at the time. Unfortunately for the M's, though, Zach Lee would never play a game for them.

Lee has only appeared in 4 games in his MLB career, whereas Taylor keeps doing his thing year after year in L.A. As a player who can pretty much play anywhere on the diamond, Taylor is a really valuable piece, especially for contending teams. A Dylan Moore on steroids (not literally). Knowing Jerry Dipoto as much as we do now, it is somewhat surprising that he made this trade as he seems to love stockpiling versatile utility players as much as he can.

Again, this is no Ortiz, Varitek, or Adam Jones trade. But, Chris Taylor certainly would have been an upgrade over Dylan Moore these past few seasons, even though I could watch Moore's Grand Slam vs. Houston 100 times a day. Stay tuned for the next entry in the series when we move on to the pitching staff.