Mariners send: SP Logan Gilbert
Boston Red Sox send: SS Marcelo Meyer, OF Roman Anthony, SP Wikelman Gonzalez
When there is a trade for a great starting pitcher, you are looking at acquiring one of two things. Either a piece that massively helps you at a position of need, or top-notch prospects that get you excited about the future.
This deal doesn't do the first part of it, although Meyer and Gonzalez are both close to the majors, with Anthony a few years away. Meyer is one of the top prospects in baseball, however, ranking #11 over on MLB Pipeline at the end of 2023.
Marcelo Meyer is a big SS with a strong arm, and essentially great tools all around. His speed is below average, but the arm is huge and he could easily make the move over to 3rd if need be. He grades out above average on the rest of his tools, ranging from 55-60 on all of them.
Anthony is actually ranked #35 on Pipeline, but is a few years away. Massive power and a good bat drive his value, although he moves well enough to play center field.
Then you have Gonzalez, who grades out with 60/60/55 on his fastball/curveball/changeup, but has work to do on his control. It's possible that he could be up at the back of 2024, and would be a potential piece for a rotation as they make their push.
Is this enough though, and does it fit the Mariners timeline?