Colorado Rockies: A trade proposal with the Seattle Mariners
Within twelve hours of publishing this article yesterday morning, the Seattle Mariners continued their firesale by trading two of the three players we mentioned that could help out the Colorado Rockies. But today, we have a different proposal.
The Seattle Mariners are tearing their team down to the studs and the Colorado Rockies should get in on the action by pulling off a trade with their former closer and front office executive, Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto. So, we have a trade proposal, and hopefully, this time, two-thirds of the pieces won’t be traded by the end of the day.
This would be our proposal.
Why would the Rockies do this trade?
The Rockies would fill a few of their needs with this trade. Haniger would fill one of the corner outfield spots, most likely right field as it is his best position, for the Rockies. Charlie Blackmon and David Dahl would fill the other two spots so their outfield would be set.
Haniger would also help their offense out tremendously as he hit 26 home runs and 93 RBI last season with and OPS+ of 139. Had he not been out for injuries for over 60 games in 2017, he would have roughly had the same production.
He is also under team control for the next four seasons and isn’t arbitration eligible until next offseason.