Mariners Close To Deal For “Young Impact Hitter”

6:36pm: The trade could involve Michael Pineda and Yankees prospect Jesus Montero, as Larry Stone of the Seattle Times has heard "rumblings in that direction" (Twitter link).

6:06pm: The Mariners have moved closer to a trade that would net them a "young impact hitter," reports ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.  A source calls the trade "significant" and says Brandon League is not part of the deal (both links via Twitter).


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203 Comments on "Mariners Close To Deal For “Young Impact Hitter”"


Brent Schuber
3 years 7 months ago

good article

ImperialStout
3 years 7 months ago

Haha. 

bobbylu
3 years 7 months ago

Let the speculation begin.

3 years 7 months ago

I really hope that Yuniesky Betancourt is involved, somehow.

Blue387
3 years 7 months ago

I bet it’s Felix Hernandez for Daniel Murphy. Your turn.

3 years 7 months ago

Please be Delmon Young from Detroit! :)

3 years 7 months ago

Perhaps you missed the word “impact”…

3 years 7 months ago

I’m sorry if I thought in 40 games a 8 HR/32 RBI/.274 AVG line wasn’t an impact player (his numbers with Detroit). Also let’s not forget the 5 HRs he hit in the ALDS/ALCS…

3 years 7 months ago

Kyle Blanks? Hmm.. Interesting.

3 years 7 months ago

that was a thought I had too. 

3 years 7 months ago

Jesus Montero? For a second I was thinking Travis Snider is being sent back home, but the description is probably way too generous to be him.

3 years 7 months ago

LoMo?

elscorcho the marlin
3 years 7 months ago

that was my first thought.   

Ichiroll
3 years 7 months ago

Logan Morrison maybe?

$5427573
3 years 7 months ago

Adam Lind from Jays for Pineda. Lol I wish

Johnny_Champagne
3 years 7 months ago

Chris Brown?

Alex
3 years 7 months ago

I see what you did there.

mgsports
3 years 7 months ago

Fielder and then Trading Smoak to the Cubs for Garza and so on.

Ry.the_Stunner
3 years 7 months ago

Since it says they’re acquiring him through a trade, it’s not Fielder.

3 years 7 months ago

Any why would the cubs want smoak? they just got Rizzo

3 years 7 months ago

POST YOUR TRADE GUESSES!!

3 years 7 months ago

Carlos Lee. 

I was going to speculate TEX sending Moreland to SEA in anticipation of Fieldler, but they’ve already done that once (Smoak) and I can’t see them doing that unless they’re signing Fieldler as you’re reading this.

Bob George
3 years 7 months ago

Alfonso Soriano and a time machine for a Hello Kitty backpack?!!!

$3513744
3 years 7 months ago

Wonder if Pineda is in the deal.

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

Considering its the only player of value and the M’s have been defiant on trading Felix, it has to be Pineda. Especially if it’s a young impact hitter and League is not in the deal.

wcg1380
3 years 7 months ago

Billy Butler for Michael Pineda

Alex
3 years 7 months ago

This I could actually see.

3 years 7 months ago

I actually could also… very intriguing.

3 years 7 months ago

I have been thinking about this. He is entering his prime years. 

3 years 7 months ago

Brennan Boesch for Michael Pineda 

3 years 7 months ago

I actually wouldn’t mind that trade…

YanksFanSince78
3 years 7 months ago

you must be a detroit fan?

jjs91
3 years 7 months ago

Clearly only yankee fans overrate their players

3 years 7 months ago

We’ll see who will be laughing when Boesch has a better career then Montero. 

3 years 7 months ago

As a Boesch fan, I kinda hope not… but if it got us Pineda, I’d be alright with it.

tigers22
3 years 7 months ago

OMG… if I had to guess, I’d say Ackley, League, and Ichiro for Matt LaPorta.  

$3513744
3 years 7 months ago

Good thing you don’t have to guess.

tigers22
3 years 7 months ago

Guess you couldn’t hint that sarcasm in there… so I’ll just lay it out for ya:

That comment was 100% sarcastic.

thekoshow
3 years 7 months ago

Thanks for clearing that up for us.

3 years 7 months ago

No sarcasm if Bill Bavasi was still the GM…

chris_synan1
3 years 7 months ago

Mark Trumbo? 

$3513744
3 years 7 months ago

I was thinking the same thing.

bjsguess
3 years 7 months ago

That was my first thought. However, with League not being the target I doubt it would be Trumbo.

3 years 7 months ago

Good guess.

YanksFanSince78
3 years 7 months ago

would the Angels trade w/in their own division?

bjsguess
3 years 7 months ago

I don’t think we know for sure since Dipito is so new. However, if I had to guess he seems like the type of GM that wouldn’t mind doing something like that. It’s really the old school GM’s that are opposed to it.

Shawnthemon
3 years 7 months ago

I wish the Jays had someone to give them for Paxton, that is expendable and fit the Mariners needs position wise, but we don’t.

iains
3 years 7 months ago

Must be the Jays since no one has leaked their involvement yet (crazy reverse AA psychology)

JB3
3 years 7 months ago

Time for the King Felix speculation to the Yanks for Montero……

Personally, I’m guessing it involves Pineda.

$3513744
3 years 7 months ago

Felix for Burnett

East Coast Bias
3 years 7 months ago

Dude, you got it!

3 years 7 months ago

Adam Jones returning??

3 years 7 months ago

is it sad how vague the word “impact” is in regards to the mariners?

YaGottaBelieve11
3 years 7 months ago

Haha my thoughts as well