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Three Mariners the San Francisco Giants Should Consider Trading For

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 30: GM Jerry Dipoto of the Seattle Mariners looks on from the dugout prior to the game against the Houston Astros at Safeco Field on September 30, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 30: GM Jerry Dipoto of the Seattle Mariners looks on from the dugout prior to the game against the Houston Astros at Safeco Field on September 30, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 28: Dee Gordon #9 of the Seattle Mariners gestures at Cameron Maybin #10 after Maybin hit a two-run single in the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field on September 28, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

2B, Dee Gordon

Gordon could be a great option if the Giants decide to trade Joe Panik. Panik, as many know, has lost his luster over the last three years. A lack of consistency at the plate, and injuries have many looking at Panik and second place as in need of an upgrade. Gordon as well has lost a bit of his luster, but is still a solid option at second base.

The problem with Dee Gordon is he’s somewhat expensive. If I’m the Giants though, Dee Gordon is a cheap replacement for Panik if they chose to move him elsewhere. Gordon is set to make $37 million over the next three years, which is about what D.J. LaMahieu would get. The question becomes which one you want?

Gordon has the speed that the Giants could really use. He also has the positional flexibility thanks to the OF experiment in Seattle. Gordon won’t play CF for the Giants, obviously. But they could use him as a corner outfielder in games where they might want Hanson, or another solution in the lineup. So what would the Giants need to trade to get him?

Gordon didn’t net a top 100 prospect when leaving Miami, and sure as heck won’t now. If I’m the Giants, I see if they want Aramis Garcia, or an Austin Slater type. They could probably move someone who is either going to be a second or third choice, at the position, or potentially needs a change of scenery. If they want a better prospect, then I’m sure they’d be willing to cough up a little cash back.

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