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Mariners farm system better after trades, but how much?

HeraldNet.com HeraldNet.com - Everett and Snohomish County news from The Daily Herald in Everett, Washington Seattle GM Jerry Dipoto thinks his farm system has gone from the bottom 5 in the league to the top 10. Mariners farm system better after trades, but how much? Wire Service

New York Post

J.T. Realmuto pursuit could shape rest of Mets’ offseason

Boldness and creativity were on the agenda for the Mets the last time the Winter Meetings came to Las Vegas, in 2008, when team officials were movers and shakers, adding stud free-agent closer Francisco Rodriguez and participating in a three-team trade with the Mariners and Indians that netted reliever J.J. Putz, among others. A decade...

Tampa Bay Times

Winter meetings preview: Rays offseason thus far

A look at key moves the Rays have made already:AcquiredOF Guillermo Heredia (trade from Mariners)C Mike Zunino (trade from Mariners)TradedRHP Chih-Wei Hu (to Indians)OF Mallex Smith (to

Lookout Landing

Thank you, Robbie

We’ll miss you. A lot. Some people say that the hot stove season is their favorite time of year for following baseball. There’s obviously no actual baseball, but there’s no denying that there’s always been a rush associated with each new transaction. Each trade or free agency signing carries with it the shifting of a team’s complexion, and it’s fun to dig into how each one might shift a team’s window for contention, or their place in the playoff picture. The hot stove season hasn’t always been kind to the Mariners. It’s seen the departures of players like Ken Griffey Jr....

That Balls Outta Here

Phillies trade Luis García to Los Angeles Angels for José Álvarez

The Phillies pulled off another trade prior to the Winter Meetings The Phillies have traded right-handed relief pitcher Luis Garcia to the Los Angeles Angels for left-handed reliever José Álvarez. Alvarez is the third reliever acquired by the Phillies this offseason via trade after picking up James Pazos and Juan Nicasio from the Mariners in the Jean […] Phillies trade Luis García to Los Angeles Angels for José Álvarez - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bleed Cubbie Blue

MLB Transaction Watch: Blockbuster edition

The hot stove is on fire! It’s been a busy week on the MLB transaction front. The stove is fired up burning hot as clubs head to Las Vegas for this year’s Winter Meetings, so let’s take a look at the moves that teams have made around the league. The blockbuster trades The Mariners sent 36-year-old second baseman Robinson Cano and 24-year-old closer Edwin Diaz to the Mets in exchange for Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, and prospects Jarred Kelenic, Justin Dunn and Gerson Bautista plus salary considerations. The Mets have clearly decided to make a run at the NL East, but this feels like a...

Lookout Landing

Finding a Fit for Carlos Santana

The Mariners’ new first baseman is easily the best the Mariners have had in years. They should probably trade him. As the dust settles following the flurry of moves that jettisoned a trio of Mariners All-Stars, Jerry Dipoto claims that we can expect the team to be relatively quiet moving forward, at least until the Winter Meetings. Well, the Winter Meetings start Sunday, and while we’ve heard glowing, optimistic perspectives from many of the newest Mariners, a quote from veteran 1B/DH Carlos Santana has been suspiciously missing. Just one year removed from signing a three-year, $60M...

Call to the Pen

St. Louis Cardinals Acquire Paul Goldschmidt in Blockbuster Trade

On Wednesday, the St. Louis Cardinals acquired Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Are they now division favorites? This has been an offseason full of blockbuster trades. Surprisingly, Wednesday’s deal doesn’t involve Jerry Dipoto and the Seattle Mariners. The St. Louis Cardinals decided to get in on the fun as they have acquired Paul Goldschmidt from […] St. Louis Cardinals Acquire Paul Goldschmidt in Blockbuster Trade - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Rising Apple

Mets: Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz are good for the free agent hunt

By bringing in Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz, the New York Mets became a more appealing destination for free agents. The New York Mets have plenty more to do even after completing their deal with the Seattle Mariners. The addition of Robinson Cano to play, well, somewhere on the infield and Edwin Diaz to close […] Mets: Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz are good for the free agent hunt - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Over the Monster

MLB Roundup 12/6: Paul Goldschmidt traded to the Cardinals

And some big shift talk around the league Diamondbacks trade Paul Goldschmidt to the Cardinals Well, this is pretty big. The Mariners now have some company among teams who have been pretty good playoff contenders in recent years but still deciding to tear it down. This time, it’s Arizona doing the job. Now, the Diamondbacks weren’t quite as good as Seattle this past year, and they did lose A.J. Pollock in free agency, but they still could have built up instead of torn down. It seems both teams were too intimidated by one great team (to be fair both the Dodgers and Astros are capital-G...

Pinstripe Alley

What if the Yankees make another trade with the Mariners?

Jerry Dipoto is wheeling and dealing, and the Yankees could use more of what he’s got to offer. The trade that the Yankees and Mariners made involving James Paxton and Justus Sheffield was concluded just a few weeks ago, but the Mariners have already completed two more major trades in the meantime. Seattle’s general manager Jerry Dipoto, committing to a full rebuild of the organization, has been quick to get his moves in before the free agent market could get going, and has been acquiring young talent to restock the club while they trend towards the bottom of the AL West. Earlier this...

The Seattle Times

Extra Innings podcast: Analyzing the two major trades by the Mariners as their ‘stepback’ continues

Did the Mariners made the right decision with their two most recent trades that sent away former All-Stars Robinson Cano, Jean Segura and Edwin Diaz?

The Seattle Times

What’s next for the Mariners’ step back? Or is it, who’s next?

GM Jerry Dipoto has made five trades this offseason and he's not done. Who could be the next player traded?

Rising Apple

Mets Rumors: Getting aggressive on J.T. Realmuto trade, A.J. Pollock

New offseason New York Mets rumors are appearing daily. Late on Tuesday, we learned the team is getting more aggressive in a pursuit for J.T. Realmuto and A.J. Pollock. Who said the New York Mets were done adding players after the trade with the Seattle Mariners? According to recent Mets rumors, the team is after […] Mets Rumors: Getting aggressive on J.T. Realmuto trade, A.J. Pollock - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bleed Cubbie Blue

MLB Bullets is the most interesting division in the world

Patrick Corbin signs and the NL East is the most interesting division in baseball. The pitching market starts to take shape. The Mariners fire sale continues. I’m a man of few words today. Actually, I have a lot of words. A whole dictionary’s worth, in fact. I’m just choosing not to use most of them. The Nationals surprised everyone by agreeing to a six-year, $140 million deal with free agent pitcher Patrick Corbin. Most thought that Corbin signing with the Yankees was close to a foregone conclusion with only the Phillies possibly standing in the Yanks way. Craig Edwards evaluates...

Rising Apple

Mets should make these three moves to further improve the roster

Now that the blockbuster deal is over with the New York Mets receiving Robinson Can and Edwin Dia, we now have to look at what’s next if they want to contend in 2019. There are many different moves New York Mets fans are screaming for to happen now after the trade with the Seattle Mariners. […] Mets should make these three moves to further improve the roster - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Rising Apple

Mets Rumors: Signing A.J. Pollock would be an overly aggressive move

According to recent New York Mets rumors, the Amazins reportedly met with A.J. Pollock’s agent. Signing him would be an overly aggressive move they shouldn’t engage in. The New York Mets got off to a hot start this offseason by acquiring Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz from the Seattle Mariners. On Tuesday morning as both […] Mets Rumors: Signing A.J. Pollock would be an overly aggressive move - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

MLB.com FastCast: Mariners finalize 2 trades: 12/3/18

The Mariners officially send Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz to the Mets, plus Jean Segura to the Phillies for a mix of vets and prospects About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United

The Seattle Times

‘This is a big bet’: What the national media are saying about Mariners’ rebuild

Is it the right move for Jerry Dipoto to take the Mariners under a full rebuild? Has he gotten enough value in a month of big trades? Here's what the baseball press are saying about Dipoto's surgical teardown of the Mariners' roster.

The Republican

Red Sox rumors: How Boston is impacted by the Seattle Mariners' big trades

Seattle has made five major trades so far this winter, revamping their entire roster over the course of a month.

River Ave. Blues

The Mariners and the possibility of a Carlos Santana trade

I’ll say this much: Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto is acting very decisively this offseason. The Mariners are tearing their roster apart and yesterday Dipoto completed his fifth trade of the winter, sending Jean Segura and two relievers to the Phillies for J.P. Crawford and Carlos Santana. Similar to the Yankees and the Justus Sheffield/James Paxton […] The post The Mariners and the possibility of a Carlos Santana trade appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Reviewing the Brew

Milwaukee Brewers: Dee Gordon, Mitch Haniger trade tagets?

The Seattle Mariners are sellers this off-season having already made five trades this off-season, including shipping out Robinson Cano, James Paxton and Mike Zunino. Could any players be on the trading block be of interest to the Milwaukee Brewers? It’s been quick, but five trades in 27 days has cleared any resemblance of the 2018 […] Milwaukee Brewers: Dee Gordon, Mitch Haniger trade tagets? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Call to the Pen

Seattle Mariners: Five trade destinations for Kyle Seager

Kyle Seager appears to be the next member of the Seattle Mariners out the door. Where could they trade him? If you are a member of the Seattle Mariners, clearly you should rent not buy. General Manager Jerry Dipoto has already dealt Mike Zunino, Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz and Alex Colome. Now, it appears Kyle […] Seattle Mariners: Five trade destinations for Kyle Seager - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Believeland Ball

Cleveland Indians: Weighing in on the Reds trade rumors

The Cincinnati Reds have reportedly made contact with the Cleveland Indians regarding their top starting pitchers, but is there any trade that makes sense? If not for the full-scale overhaul taking place in Seattle, the Cleveland Indians would be the most intriguing team in baseball on the trade market. Perhaps now that the Mariners roster […] Cleveland Indians: Weighing in on the Reds trade rumors - Believeland Ball - Believeland Ball - A Cleveland Indians Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

That Balls Outta Here

Phillies trade rumors: Mets blocked Phillies from getting Edwin Diaz

Mets executive Jeff Wilpon said his team had to “block” the Phillies from getting Edwin Diaz as well as Jean Segura from the Mariners. The Phillies acquired Jean Segura from the Mariners Monday along with two strong relievers in Juan Nicasio and James Pazos for J.P. Crawford and Carlos Santana. While Nicasio and Paxos should […] Phillies trade rumors: Mets blocked Phillies from getting Edwin Diaz - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

That Balls Outta Here

Phillies free agency rumors: Team won’t be outbid for Patrick Corbin

The Phillies have made it clear to Patrick Corbin and the other teams pursuing him that they will not be outbid for the left-handed starter. The Phillies made their first move of the offseason Monday acquiring Jean Segura and two relievers from the Mariners for Carlos Santana and J.P. Crawford. However, they are nowhere near […] Phillies free agency rumors: Team won’t be outbid for Patrick Corbin - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

www.thegoodphight.com

How Matt Klentak “won” the Jean Segura trade

The Phillies’ general manager had a good day on Monday. Phillies general manager Matt Klentak’s most important off-season is off to a promising start. While it’s very hard to say anyone can “win” a trade until a reasonable amount of time has passed, at first blush, it’s hard to make the argument that Klentak didn’t “win” the Jean Segura deal with the Mariners. By trading J.P. Crawford and Carlos Santana for Segura and two relievers, Juan Nicasio and James Pazos, the Phils made themselves better at a key position, cleared out some of the infield brush left over from last...

SNY TV

Mets COO Jeff Wilpon on payroll: 'It's absolutely opened up'

As the Mets look to further reshape their team after landing Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano in a blockbuster trade with the Mariners, it sounds like they'll have some extra payroll to work with.

Pinstripe Alley

The Yankees got ahead of the offseason, now it needs to catch up

New York has been one of the most active teams since the season ended, and now they have to wait out some key moves before continuing The Yankees have entered one of their first lulls of the offseason, which is something not many other teams can claim. That’s not to say that nothing is happening, far from it, but it is the first point in the offseason where the Yankees are simply forced to wait for a few things to play out. The team entered November firing on all cylinders, re-signing veteran CC Sabathia before negotiating a big trade with the Seattle Mariners for James Paxton. They’ve...

Mariners acquire J.P Crawford in deal for Jean Segura

Mariners acquire shortstop J.P. Crawford in a three-player trade involving Jean Segura. Watch his 2018 highlights. About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists

Phillies acquire Jean Segura from the Mariners

The Phillies acquire infielder Jean Segura from the Mariners for J.P. Crawford and Carlos Santana. Look back on his 2018 highlights About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United Sta