The Seattle Mariners are looking at potentially blowing up their roster and beginning anew, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports.
With the MLB GM meetings already underway and the Winter Meetings in about a month’s time, Passan reports that the Mariners have already informed teams that they’re willing to put everyone on the table if the trade market is right, and that they’re prepared to sink back to the bottom in order to rise up again.
Notoriously the owners of the longest post-season drought in the majors, Seattle hasn’t seen a sniff of the playoffs since 2001.
Over the past three seasons, the Mariners have finished second, third and third, respectively, in the AL West, giving them the dubious distinction of being a team that’s competitive, but not enough to get over the hump and reach the playoffs.
Now, blowing things up in Seattle is subject to return. Jean Segura’s no-trade would need to be worked around. Return for Mitch Hanover, James Paxton and Edwin Diaz would need to be massive. But Mariners are in that awful no-man’s land where they’re good but not good enough.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 6, 2018
It’s still not certain Seattle will head in this direction, but either way, it looks like the Mariners are certainly a team to monitor as the off-season picks up.