Mariners trade for Lane Thomas: What it might take to get him
Mariners send: OF Jonatan Clase, RHP Emerson Hancock, RHP Michael Morales
Would either of those previous two deals work? I don't know. It always depends on what a team is looking for, and I'm not in the Front Office (how cool would that be?) so I don't know what their targets are. Sometimes, a team tries to load up in a certain area. For today, let's make it a combo to try and give them a mix of both side of the ball.
Clase sticks in here, as does Hancock. Clase is personally my favorite prospect, so i don't like putting him in deals. The ceiling is immense though, so he is likely going to be a part of a package for a good player if the team does indeed look into an acquisition at that level. Same with Hancock's value. He was the Mariners top pitching prospect in the past for a reason. He's very talented. You just have to weigh that risk/reward when it comes to a SP with a history of shoulder problems.
Lastly, and as in the mold of the last two offers, we add a third player in here. This time, it's Morales. He's a younger pitcher who would still be a ways out, but has a 50 grade heater and change, with a below average curve and control. it's just enough that you would want to see what he evolves into, and could be the finishing piece to make sure the deal happens.