The five most likely trade options for the Mariners
The trade deadline is a crapshoot. I did my best to make sense of this market and who Seattle could acquire before the August 1 deadline.
Not only have the Mariners been painfully mediocre, the American League is filled with teams like this. There is a real possibility that over 2/3 of the league could be looking to buy or at the very least not sell anything major. I did my best to make sense of this market and the most likely players Seattle could acquire before the August 1 deadline.
Rabbit stew everybody. Mark Canha is a player that many Mariner fans liked in the offseason before 2022, before eventually signing a 3 year deal with the Mets. Canha fits this team in so many ways and would be a welcomed addition to a Seattle lineup in desperate need of contact and on-base skills.
Buster Olney just reported that the Mariners may be a fit for Canha after many teams have acquired about his availability.
The 34-year-old is in the second year of his deal with the Mets, and while he isn’t a star, Canha has continued to be a solid big league regular. He has regressed to a 111 wRC+ this season after a 128 last year, but is still posting massive on base numbers.
I have always been a big fan of Canha’s game and versatility. He can play both corner infield spots and both corner outfield spots, as well as give you enough offense to spend some days at DH. The veteran owns a career strikeout percentage of just 21 percent and a career walk rate of over 10 percent.
While he doesn’t offer a lot of slugging, Canha is a very solid fit on this roster. He is an aging player having a down year, so now is either a very good or very risky time to strike. He fits very well in this lineup and on this roster.