The Mariners announced that they have selected outfielder Taylor Trammell and three right-handers – Juan Then, Sam Delaplane and Wyatt Mills – to their 40-man roster.
Trammell, the most notable name in the bunch, is a former first-round pick (No. 35 to the Reds in 2016) and a top 100-caliber prospect who has been involved in two significant trades over the past couple years. He was first part of the mega-deal involving the Trevor Bauer, the Padres, Reds and Indians in 2019. San Diego then dealt Trammell to the Mariners in a seven-player swap before last August’s trade deadline. The 23-year-old now ranks as the Mariners’ No. 5 prospect at MLB.com.
Then, whom the Mariners acquired from the Yankees in a summer 2019 trade centering on Edwin Encarnacion, is MLB.com’s No. 14 Mariners prospect. Delaplane (No. 20) and Mills (No. 23) are also in their top 30. The Mariners added Delaplane with a 23rd-round pick in 2017 and picked up Mills, a Washington native, in Round 3 during the same year.
Then was originally signed by the Mariners, and then traded to the Yankees along with JP Sears for Nick Rumbelow. So they got him back when they traded Encarnacion to New York.
Now and Then pun anyone?
Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times can confirm that every possible Then pun you can think of has already been used on Twitter.
But that was Then and this is now.
I don’t think the Nola trade is bad for San Diego at all, but it’s definitely looking like it’ll be a great trade for Seattle.
I agree. While Trammell was the big “name”, I think that France will end up as the regular 3B after Seager is gone, Torrens will be a solid catcher (not sure if he’ll start long-term with Cal Raleigh in the system), but that the real “steal” in the deal may be Andres Munoz. If he’s recovered from the TJ surgery, he could be the M’s closer for a while.
Yep I 100% agree with all of that. I still think Nola is a solid player, and Adams can be an elite reliever. However, I don’t see much in Altivilla.
That trade was definitely win now vs. build for the future. It’s a dice roll for the Padres that didn’t work for this years run. Maybe it’ll still play out well for them. Nola is a great late bloomer who is a solid player and like you say Adam can be an elite reliever. The best part of the trade was getting rid of Altivilla. But getting Trammel, France, Torrens and Munoz in that deal? I think it’ll go down as thievery
Altavilla has velocity but no command. Watching him come into games was a borderline Fernando Rodney Experience (term trademarked by Mariners fans.) Nola is a great story, but at 30, you don’t really know how he’ll progress/regress. And Adams is coming off of injury, but can definitely be a solid addition to the SD bullpen. And let’s not forget that Dipoto also got Matt Brash from the Padres for Taylor Williams in a separate deal that day. If you throw that in, this was assuredly one of Dipoto’s best deals as Mariners GM.
Saw Juan Then pitch a few times for Charleston (A-Yankees). Looked pretty solid.
Then was good then
Excited about delaplane. Had insane k/9 numbers last year
Boss….delaplane, delaplane boss. Terrible attempt at humor aside- I like what Ive seen out of Sam Delaplane. You are right houken, if he’s able to come close to those K-o numbers he’s going go be filthy. Pleased for Wyatt Mills too- and tbh, when B Shaw and N Cortes etc were getting shelled early on I was frustrated that none of these younger RP’s like Delaplane and Mills weren’t give a chance. They couldn’t have been worse than what we threw out there. I was surprised we didn’t use more youth in the BP. This was the season for it
Was wondering what they were going to do at third after Seager. I could see Crawford moving there when Marte is ready. That is if he lives up to the billing. Yes I would have a gold Glover move positions if the guy coming up is better.
France should be there until that happens. I could see Seager being part of a trade with Trammel in it also. If they could find a number one pitcher that a team is looking to shed payroll that would be a great fit. Speaking of Shedd if he doesn’t pick it up Crawford could go to second and leave France at third.
They have a lot of young pitchers but you can never have too many. Torrens should be a good second catcher maybe first depending on Cal. It is amazing that a few years ago our OF depth was a scummy ankle deep mud puddle now we are trying to figure out who would be good trade candidates.
If most of these young guys live up to the hype and the rest are just close will be an exciting team to watch. Been awhile since I have watched most of the games in a season. Would be nice to get back to that point. Hard to watch the crap they ran out there for years. I am excited for baseball to be back.
Much more likely we’ll eventually see the well-muscled Marte (who’s still growing) at third, with Crawford staying at short.
I can see Dipoto leaving a spot open for a Rule 5 pick. If they sign a reliever and a SP, they’ll have to cut a couple players.