How many are surprised that Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz are being traded to the New York Mets. I know I certainly am. I am sure Jerry Dipoto tried with the Yankees first but they decided they didn’t want him back for the price it would likely cost them.
I am sure Cano packed his bags for his contract for veteran players while Diaz went for the prospects. At this point I am sure without Paxton, Zunino and Cano moving Diaz made sense as well.
We will have to see whether the Mariners will make some other trades as well. There is talk about Jean Segura going to the Philadelphia Phillies after the trade to the San Diego Padres didn’t work out which I am glad for because it wasn’t a very good trade for sure.
I heard a national writer say sending Diaz to the Atlanta Braves would have been the best deal however they decided not to give up their top prospects.
For the short term this likely hurt the Mariners but help them for long term. Dipoto decided the team needed changes to compete with the Astros and A’s for several years instead of adding bandages to the situation.
Jay Bruce acquired in the trade will likely be the dh and on occasion play in the outfield unless Dipoto decides to trade him elsewhere.
Right now the starting line up is Ryon Healy at first base, Dee Gordon at second base, Jean Segura at shortstop, Kyle Seager at third base, Ben Gamel in left, Mallex in center, Mitch Haniger in right field, newly acquired Omar Narvaez at catcher and Bruce at dh.
We will look at the pitching staff coming up later.