MLB: Why is Marcus Semien a better fit in the Mariners and what contract would he get?

Veteran Marcus semien could fit better with Seattle Mariners unlike the Puerto Rican Carlos Correa. He is almost exactly four years older than Correa, 31 and 27, respectively, which means that he will not be able to demand a contract of the same length. MLB Trade Rumors predicted that You could land a contract of $ 138MM for six years, an average annual value of $ 23MM.

But famous journalist Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times takes a different framing of the situation, saying:

The idea is that the Mariners might have to offer him a five-year, $ 140- $ 150 million deal to keep him from going to San Francisco or New York on a four-year deal. “

$ 150MM over five years would be $ 30MM per season and would make Semien one of the highest paid players in the game by average yearly value, which would be an incredible feat considering he had to settle for a one-year, $ 18MM contract with the Toronto Blue Jays when he was a free agent a year ago.

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Like Correa, he also turned down a qualified offer this week and will now be tied to the loss of the draft pick.

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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Why is Marcus Semien a better fit in the Mariners and what contract would he get?