Mariners & Cardinals




Mariners & Cardinals

May 20, 2020


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Gil Minors SS 2.9 2.3 2.9 3.5


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Seager 31 Majors 3B High 3.0 29.8 52.0 -22.2 -25.2 -22.2 -19.2
Cash Array 25
1 Comment
  1. Matthew Swinkey

    Kyle Seager and the Mariners agree to revise the 2022 options structure that disincentivizes trading him, paying Seager something above the buyout cost to waive his player option or some variant on that.

    The $25M cash figure is just to balance the trade at the current valuation, the restructuring I suggest would raise his trade value roughly by the difference between his 2022 player option and buyout.

    He takes over third base for the Cardinals and Matt Carpenter becomes the primary DH.

    Credit to some other guy for suggesting Gil in discussion about my previous trade that sent Irving Lopez to Seattle, sorry to not remember what his name was but it’s a good idea I don’t want to take full credit for. Obviously Dipoto would favor this scenario more, the Mariners pick up a nice young prospect for eating slightly more cash. I just wonder if the extremely narrow, possibly cornered market on Kyle Seager would allow Seattle the leverage to get a real prospect, and that’s why I initially picked Lopez, a prospect that’s not ranked anywhere that I can find, yet has been a statistical performer in the high minors prior to age 25 which I think is mildly interesting if he has semi-premium glove value. Gil would be pretty comparable to the Mariners getting Juan Then for cash and Edwin Encarnacion though so I don’t think that would be out of the question.

    Gil and Lopez would both be within the realm of fair in my opinion, balanced out in the margins with cash. Lopez would be the Cardinals friendly choice, Gil the Mariners. Keep in mind though that the whole concept is speculative on Kyle Seager wanting out of Seattle, and the Mariners having some motivation to act in good faith with him. Motivated sellers aren’t usually gonna get their guy.

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