Mariner's make Smoak & Montero available after Hart/LoMo acquisitions
Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:07 AM
The Mariners are letting teams know that Jesus Montero and Justin Smoak are available in trade talks, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today (via Twitter). The report comes on the heels of the Mariners striking deals to add Corey Hart and Logan Morrison to their lineup.
As our Steve Adams pointed out on Wednesday, the signing of Hart and acquisition of Morrison called Montero's and Smoak's roles into question. While it's not clear exactly what position Seattle would be targeting in trade talks, the club clearly hopes to contend in 2014 and would likely prefer immedate contributors to prospects.
Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:14 AM
If they are looking for bullpen help the Twins could definitely join the mix. Pressley & Tonkin could be attractive package if they are. The Twins certainly have no shortage of power RHP bullpen arms coming up through the ranks.
If the Stephen Drew steam is legit, Florimon could be a trade candidate also.
Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:29 PM
Posted 13 December 2013 - 08:37 AM
Another reminder of the danger in assuming prospects are the future.
Both were centerpieces of big trades.
Definitely something to keep in mind but inversely, those examples can be used why you shouldn't trade prospects. You need as many as you can get because some will ultimately fail or underperform expectations.
Posted 13 December 2013 - 08:49 AM
Posted 13 December 2013 - 09:09 AM
All depends on the price, you're not getting him for free but I can't imagine it taking an insane piece to get him. They're looking for major league ready pieces I can only assume. Willingham and a 10-20 prospect like Harrison? Maybe throw in a bullpen piece that they could use to "win now" like Fien?
Posted 13 December 2013 - 09:28 AM