The San Francisco Giants are in need of some help. The Seattle Mariners are conducting a fire-sale thanks to trade happy GM, Jerry Dipoto. Let’s make a deal!
The San Francisco Giants have been bad the last two years. That much is obvious. But they’re intent on making moves with the intent of competing for a postseason spot in 2019. They’re closer than some think, but farther away than most think. They’re going to have to make some trades as there aren’t a lot of options via free agency. Enter the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners are the Miami Marlins of this year’s offseason. They’re trading away anybody and everybody with the intent of hitting the reset button, and they are by and large doing so without regard for the prospects they’re getting bad. One decent prospect in a pile of three or four is good enough for them.
What’s even crazier is that the San Francisco Giants have been worse than the Mariners in the last three years! The Mariners won 89 ball games last year, and have won a total of 253 games through the 2016 season. The Giants, have only won 224 ball games through the 2016 season. With the Mariners having marginal success without making the postseason, they still have to have some decent talent on their roster.
We decided to look at three Mariners that could help improve the Giants for both 2019 and beyond, and what the trades may look like to try and get them.