The Mariners made two deals with the San Diego Padres to put an exclamation mark on their company line slogan of building for the future. Before Monday’s MLB tradeline the Mariners stocked their farm system.
SUNDAY NIGHT SEVENTH HEAVEN
On Sunday night the Marines and Padres finalized a seven-player swap that saw the Mariners add some promising elite players. Outfielder Taylor Trammell , catcher Luis Torrens, third basemen Ty France and reliver Andres Munoz. On Monday the Mariners continued their wheeling and dealing with the Padres and traded reliver Taylor Williams for a player to be named.
TOO GOOD TO PASS UP
The two trades were on the heels of the Mariners trading pitcher Taijuan Walker to the Blue Jays for a player to be named later. While the movers synch up with Mariners youth movement General Manager Gerry Dipoto says the trade opportunity were unexpected.
WHAT DID THE MARINERS GET
If the acquired players fulfill on their potential the Mariners will be contending for the AL West pennant if not the World Series. The operative word here is if. Here is what each player has the potential of bringing.
In Trammell the Mariners are hoping to get a speedy outfielder who can hit and play defense along center fielder with Kyle Lewis. The team will be expecting immediate help from Torrens as the starting catcher. Frances hitting ability should get him regular at bats while moving between designated hitter, third base and first base. According to Dipoto Munoz is recovering from Tommy John shoulder surgery and will not be available until next season.