The Diamondbacks have claimed left-hander Taylor Guilbeau off waivers from the Mariners, per an announcement from Seattle. The M’s also announced that righty Gerson Bautista has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma.
Now 27 years old, Guilbeau joined the Mariners as part of their return from the Nationals in a 2019 deal that sent relievers Roenis Elias and Hunter Strickland to Washington. Guilbeau went on to toss 20 innings of 2.70 ERA ball with a 59.1 percent groundball rate as a member of the Mariners, though he also struck out barely more hitters (10) than he walked (nine). He dealt with a shoulder strain in 2020 and saw his velocity tumble.
Bautista, whom the Mariners acquired in their pre-2019 trade with the Mets centering on Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz, has only thrown nine innings with Seattle. He racked up all of those frames in 2019, as the 25-year-old missed all of this season with a flexor strain in his right elbow.
If Bautista doesn’t pan out, the Diaz/Cano trade with the Mets will be a huge bust for the Mariners…
I agree they still have Kelenic who has been moving quickly through the farm who was far higher rated
But we’re talking about the centerpiece here…
If Kelenic can’t stick in CF and ends up a .280/20hr corner guy, then the Mets actually win the deal.
Good one, andremets!
I’m just saying, I wouldn’t be surprised if Kelenic doesn’t workout. Seattle had Smoak and Montero before him that were blue chip, can’t miss prospects.
Just saying, Seattle has traded for young “phenom” hitters before that haven’t panned out. Ex: Justin Smoak & Jesús Montero. Let’s see Kelenic in the majors to determine who ‘won’ the trade.
have you seen my baseball
Mariners already won that trade. Getting rid of Cano’s contract alone won that trade even if Kelenic flames out.
im a Met fan and i agree, hysmb
Because of all the things they did with that money? Or is that the new goal of baseball. I would much rather having been paying for Cano or Cruz instead of Kikuchi. But that Dipoto keeps pushing all the right buttons.
Chester, Canó didn’t have a great 2019. Diaz didn’t have a great 2019; Seager was injured and started the season on the IL; Haniger struggled before hitting the IL and never even missed the entire 2020 season.
And you’re actually suggesting rebuilding was the wrong move!? The benefit of hindsight shows that it absolutely was the right call.
By the way, Kikuchi was better this year. Look at his FIP, then consider how bad the bullpen was, and it shouldn’t be hard to understand why his ERA was high.
The Mariners still have five more years of 25-year-old righthander Justin Dunn, who has posted an ERA+ of 104 in 14 starts with Seattle. Dunn may get bumped from the rotation but should still have an important role.
The Mets still owe Robinson Cano $20.25 million annually in his age 38, 39 and 40 seasons.
It’s hilarious that the tone of throwinched’s really funny comment was mis-interpreted by everyone but Stevil. The thread took a left-turn into a debate on the merit of the SEA/NYM trade haha.
This is a broad question, but who was the last unpopular player y’all have seen that has been released or DFA’d by a team for no reason even though he was good?
Probably Ross Detwiler who was released by the White Sox a couple weeks back. I had some image in my head earlier this season that he was good and it turned out that he wasn’t even bad. He finished with a 3.90 FIP and a 1.22 WHIP as a pretty frequent bullpen arm. Each season, I see about two or three DFAs that I just don’t understand. Maybe they’re just not very good teammates and the other players want them gone.
His velocity coming out to the bullpen was the highest that it’s been since 2016. Anyone who signs him could use him as a reliever who could serve as an Opener. Excellent results the first time through the order through his career.
There’s never ‘no reason’. Sometimes it’s character, projections, etc.
This past decade, As a Mets fan I’d say Justin Turner but more recently Wilmer Flores.
i thought Corey Dickerson’s dfa by the Rays was a poor decision (and an uncharacteristic one at that)
That was a mistake the second it happened. There was no reason for that whatsoever
There goes Dipoto out geniusing the league again.
There goes Dipoto realizing his BP was the 3rd worst in all of MLB last yr. Some seasons that BP would’ve been dead last. If any Seattle fan is scratching their head or longing for any of the 6 RP’s he released this week just ask yourself- do you really want any of that BP to return!
I don’t think theres a sgl RP out of the umpteen we used this yr that would earn a spot on any of the teams that made the playoff in 2020. Just not good enough. So by all means Jerry, take out the trash, our pen can’t get any worse than it has been last 2 years.
Seattle was assessing relievers just as they were fielders. Injuries forced the to lean on waiver-claims more often that they cared to, but it didn’t make sense to invest in the bullpen knowing they weren’t likely to contend.
Different story now.
Gillbeau had a 1.17 era tho. He wasn’t really the problem with the bullpen. Good claim, AZ
It was a 7 inning sample, so I wouldn’t read into the results much.
But it’s not that he was a problem, it’s that there’s limited upside and plenty of uncertainty with his shoulder.
That would be different if he wasn’t at least semi productive this year before he got hurt.
I will forever miss that glorious mullet