The Mariners will be active this offseason, and with a relatively weak free-agent market, it would be beneficial to be able to fill two of their holes in one move. There aren't too many deals where this makes sense for both sides, but I think the Orioles could match up well here. With their need for pitching and depth in the infield, this could line up well.
The Mariners need for offense is obvious. In theory, they have a spot in the outfield, an opening at DH, and could use someone to move around the infield as a plus bat to spell Geno or play the matchup with Josh Rojas. The Orioles really need some pitching as their leader, as far as starts and innings go, Kyle Gibson is a free agent this offseason. Kyle Bradish surprised this year and looks like a valuable bullpen piece, and along with top prospect Grayson Rodriguez it is the start of a solid rotation. Dealing from a position of depth to give their rotation a mid-rotation arm that could be a solid #2, could be a smart move for the Orioles.
Let's look at a couple of trade ideas that I came up with. With their rotation issues and Felix Bautista undergoing Tommy John surgery and likely to miss all of 2024, they could use some help in the bullpen as well.