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Over the Monster Nov 12, 2018
MLB Roundup 11/12: James Paxton drawing interest

MLB Roundup 11/12: James Paxton drawing interest

Some Sox rivals could get a very good pitcher added to their rotation Astros and Yankees among those showing interest in James Paxton The Mariners have quickly become the center of the early parts of the MLB offseason after their decision to rebuild (or retool or whatever you want to call it). They already traded Mike Zunino to the Rays in exchange for Mallex Smith (with other players involved going both ways in that deal), and now they could deal to another American League rival of the Red Sox. Seattle’s best realistic trade chip is James Paxton, a left-handed pitcher who has shown...
Lookout Landing Nov 9, 2018
The Dodgers make the most sense as a James Paxton trade target

The Dodgers make the most sense as a James Paxton trade target

What might it look like if the M’s send James Pax-ing to Chavez Ravine? Back on Wednesday, just 24 hours after throwing water on the wildfire that was a rumored Seattle Mariners Teardown™, Jerry Dipoto shipped Wilson Defensive Catcher of the Year back home to the Sunshine State (along with Guillermo Heredia and Michael Plassmeyer) in exchange for Mallex Smith and Jake Fraley. Almost as quickly as the trade developed, speculation started swirling that James Paxton would soon follow his former battery-mate out the door as the M’s look to re-tool (NOT rebuild) for the 2019 and, more...
DRaysBay Nov 9, 2018
In appreciation of Mallex Smith

In appreciation of Mallex Smith

Slight skepticism on selling high on Smith, and plenty of links to trade articles As you’ve probably heard by now, yesterday the Rays finalized a five-player trade sending outfielders Mallex Smith and Jake Fraley to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for catcher Mike Zunino, outfielder Guillermo Heredia, and left-handed pitcher Michael Plassmeyer. Overall, the response in Rays land has been rather positive. Catcher was the number one position of need for the team this offseason, and this trade does an excellent job addressing that need. Count me among the (slight) skeptics, however. And...
Lookout Landing Nov 9, 2018
Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/9/18: Mike Zunino, Silver Sluggers, and Star Wars

Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/9/18: Mike Zunino, Silver Sluggers, and Star Wars

T.G.I.F. Good morning everyone and happy Friday! Here are some links to get your day going. In Mariners news... Mallex was a great sport about his short tenure with the Mariners last time. Good to see his sense of humor about it has continued. Mallex Smith clearly in a good move. Joked that he was guaranteed at least 78 minutes this time with the Mariners. "They made a mistake and wanted me back! (laughed) No, they want me and I really appreciate that."— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) November 8, 2018 Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs provided his thoughts on the Mike Zunino trade. Luke...
Tampa Bay Times Nov 9, 2018
What insiders say about new Rays C Mike Zunino

What insiders say about new Rays C Mike Zunino

Seattle Times beat writer Ryan Divish took to his @RyanDivish Twitter account to post some interesting thoughts on C Mike Zunino, who was traded from the Mariners to the Rays on Thursday in a five-player deal also featuring OF Mallex Smith. Divish has been covering the Mariners
Tampa Bay Times Nov 8, 2018
What getting Mike Zunino, dealing Mallex Smith deal means to Rays

What getting Mike Zunino, dealing Mallex Smith deal means to Rays

ST.- PETERSBURG : It all started, Rays GM Erik Neander said to beat everyone else to it, "with the bromance, as you know.''He was having fun, but the funny thing is he was right, too. All those talks Neander and Mariners counterpart Jerry Dipoto have had over the years,
River Ave. Blues Nov 8, 2018

Hot Stove Rumors: Goldschmidt, Miller, Harrison

The GM Meetings wrapped up today and there was some hot stove action this week. The Yankees re-signed CC Sabathia and, last night, the Rays traded Mallex Smith to the Mariners for Mike Zunino. Not mad about it. Smith gave the Yankees some headaches the last two years. Anyway, here’s the latest. Yankees not showing […] The post Hot Stove Rumors: Goldschmidt, Miller, Harrison appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
DRaysBay Nov 8, 2018
Rays finalize trade of Mallex Smith for Mike Zunino in five-player deal

Rays finalize trade of Mallex Smith for Mike Zunino in five-player deal

The Rays officially announced the five player swap built around Mallex Smith and Mike Zunino this morning. The full trade is as follows: Rays get: C Mike Zunino OF Guillermo Heredia LHP Michael Plassmeyer Mariners get: OF Mallex Smith OF Jake Fraley Mike Zunino is the prize of this trade for the Rays. Here is the relevant information on Zunino from the Rays press release: Over the last two seasons, [Zunino’s] 45 home runs rank fourth among major league catchers behind Salvador Pérez (54), Gary Sánchez (51) and Yasmani Grandal (46). According to FanGraphs, since the start of the...
Tampa Bay Times Nov 8, 2018
Rays get their catcher, acquiring Mike Zunino from Mariners for Mallex Smith in 5-player deal

Rays get their catcher, acquiring Mike Zunino from Mariners for Mallex Smith in 5-player deal

The Rays made official their first big move of the off-season, acquiring defensively skilled C Mike Zunino from the Mariners in exchange for sparkplug OF Mallex Smith as part of a five-player deal.The Rays also get OF Guillermo Heredia, who figures to replace Smith and serve as the
Lookout Landing Nov 8, 2018
The Mariners targeted Jake Fraley because they want another Mitch Haniger

The Mariners targeted Jake Fraley because they want another Mitch Haniger

The Rays’ former 2nd-round pick was a subheader for yesterday’s trade, but he’s more than a bit intriguing. Who among us saw last night’s trade and didn’t get excited to see some grainy footage of college-age men play baseball in Charlotte, NC? If you have red, white, and blood cells pumping in your veins, you saw yesterday’s deal and thought “I already know Mallex Smith, he stole 40 bases and wears a gigantic FLORIDA chain, he’s gonna be great, tell me about this other guy the M’s got.” Well, hypothetical reader I’ve invented to serve this scenario, I have what you...
Call to the Pen Nov 8, 2018

Seattle Mariners close to deal of Mike Zunino to Rays for Mallex Smith

The Seattle Mariners are poised to make the first move of the Hot Stove season by sending Mike Zunino and Guillermo Heredia to the Tampa Bay Rays for Mallex Smith As i wrote about in this space earlier today, the Seattle Mariners were ready to shake things up. They have some assets to deal, and […] Seattle Mariners close to deal of Mike Zunino to Rays for Mallex Smith - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
DRaysBay Nov 8, 2018
View from the Catwalk: OF Jake Smolinksi signs milb deal; more on the Mallex trade

View from the Catwalk: OF Jake Smolinksi signs milb deal; more on the Mallex trade

Plus more on the Mallex trade, which has not been finalized As the Rays consider who will provide bench outfield support in 2018, the team moved quickly to sign former Athletics defender Jake Smolinski to a minor league deal. Per MLB Trade Rumors: Smolinski’s 2018 campaign was cut short by a blood clot in his left calf, and in his 41 plate appearances he hit just .128/171/.205. The former second-round pick did post a terrific .278/.372/.548 slash in Triple-A this season and is a career .227/.287/.357 hitter in the Majors. Smolinski will likely be competing with to-be-acquired Cuban...
Tampa Bay Times Nov 8, 2018
5 things about the Rays Mike Zunino-Mallex Smith deal

5 things about the Rays Mike Zunino-Mallex Smith deal

Five things about the trade between the Rays and Mariners agreed to late Wednesday, with the Rays getting C Mike Zunino, OF Guillermo Heredia and 2008 draftee LHP Michael Plassmeyer, and the Mariners getting OF Mallex Smith and OF prospect Jake Fraley. Assuming all goes well the medicals

Mariners trade Zunino, Heredia to Tampa Bay

HeraldNet.com HeraldNet.com - Everett and Snohomish County news from The Daily Herald in Everett, Washington Seattle receives outfiedlers Mallex Smith and Jake Fraley in return Mariners trade Zunino, Heredia to Tampa Bay Herald Staff
Bluebird Banter Nov 7, 2018
AL East trade: Rays trade Smith to Mariners for Zunino

AL East trade: Rays trade Smith to Mariners for Zunino

There is a trade in the AL East. The Rays are sending outfielder Mallex Smith to the Mariners for catcher Mike Zunino and and outfielder Guillermo Heredia. Smith is 25. He hit .296/.367/.406 with 10 triples, 40 steals, 47 walks and 98 strikeouts. The numbers look good, but then there was a .366 BABIP that might just not be sustainable. But then he is fast and his BABIP was .347 in 2018. His speed might be nice to have in the Mariners large park. Zunino is 27. He’s had 6 season in the MLB with the Mariners. He didn’t hit much this season, .210/.259/.410 with 20 home runs. In 2017, he...

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