MLB: Why isn’t it convenient for the Mariners to get Luis Castillo or Tyler Mahle?

The Seattle Mariners they could seek free agency or trade for another pitcher. The top of the free agent rotation market is almost off the board. Apart from the left-handers Carlos Rodón and Clayton KershawMost of the remaining free agent starters are back-end types.

Seattle may be targeting a lower-cost veteran stabilizer – speculatively speaking, a meeting with midseason commercial acquisition Tyler Anderson might be under consideration – but the commercial market presents a broader range of higher-impact options:

The pitchers of the Reds, Luis Castillo, Tyler Mahle and Sonny Gray, have been the subject of trade rumors during the offseason, and it seems Gray is more likely to end up moving between that trio.

Rival A’s in the division could make either Frankie Montas, Chris Bassitt and / or Sean Manaea available. The Marlins are reportedly willing to trade in their surplus quality young guns.

Getting a pitcher of Castillo or Mahle’s caliber and remaining control of the club would likely require delivering a superior prospect, something Dipoto has already suggested Seattle is unwilling to do. However, acquiring a rental like Bassitt or Manaea probably doesn’t require giving up that kind of young talent.

Even after signing Ray, the Mariners’ payroll perspective is pretty clear. Seattle players’ commitments in 2022 are estimated to be just under $ 87MM, including projected salaries for players eligible for arbitration.

That’s well below the club’s record franchise payouts in the $ 155MM range. Jerry Dipoto, the club’s President of Operations, and his staff should have enough leeway to look for multiple updates each time the offseason resumes.

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In addition to wanting to beef up the rotation, the Mariners are looking for another infielder, a search that has already seen them tied to players like shortstop Trevor Story and the versatile Kris Bryant.

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, the 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. Graduated in 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 isn’t it convenient for the Mariners to get Luis Castillo or Tyler Mahle?