Colorado Rockies: A trade proposal with the Seattle Mariners
Why would the Mariners do this trade?
Arguably, the biggest name in this deal going to Seattle is Jon Gray. His issues in 2018 have been well chronicled and if you are a Rockies fan and don’t know what I’m talking about, welcome out from underneath your rock.
He is a candidate for a bounce back season, though, and in Seattle, he would have less pressure on a team not in contention and he would be pitching in a pitching friendly ballpark. If he does bounce back, he would provide the Mariners with a top-end pitcher for three seasons before becoming a free agent as Gray is first-time arbitration eligible this offseason and is projected to make $3.2 million.
Even if he doesn’t bounce back, he, quite honestly, would be leaps and bounds better than the next starter for the Mariners.
For McMahon or Hampson, they would likely be the Mariners everyday second baseman. Currently, Dee Gordon is slated to return their after being utilized in the outfield recently but he will almost definitely be traded by the time the offseason is over. Both McMahon or Hampson would the Mariners with a top prospect who would play second primarily but also could play some other infield positions, as well as six years of team control.