12/29/12

In Search For An Outfielder – Seattle Mariners

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In Search For An Outfielder –  Seattle Mariners

So far, we have identified the following outfielders as possible targets for the Mets:
                Atlanta – Reed Johnson
                Arizona – A.J. Pollock
Baltimore – Nolan Reimold
                Boston – Jerry Sands
                Chicago Cubs – Brett Jackson
Chicago White Sox - Dayan Viciedo
Cincinnati – Chris Heisey
                Cleveland – Thomas Neal -
                Colorado – Dexter Fowler
Detroit – none
Houston – J.D. Martinez
Kansas City – none
Los Angeles Angels – Mark Trumbo
Los Angeles Dodgers – Alex Castellanos
Miami Marlins – Gorkys Hernandez
Milwaukee Brewers – Khris Davis
Minnesota Twins – None
Oakland Athletics – Grant Green
New York Yankees – None
Philadelphia Phillies - none
Pittsburgh – Jose Tabata
               
We now move on to the Seattle Mariners who currently have nine (9) outfielders on their 40-man:

             Jason Bay – righty – Mets paying all but $1mil-2013, FA-2014 – MLB, 194-AB, .165
                Mike Carp – lefty – (also 1B) – ARB1-2014 – MLB, 164-AB, .213
                Frankin Gutierrez – righty – $7.3125mil-2013, FA-2014 – MLB, 150-AB, .260
                Raul Ibanez – lefty – $2.75mil-2013, FA-2014 – MLB, 384-AB, .240 -
                Julio Morban – lefty –  pre-ARB -  A+:  300-AB, .313
                Carlos Peguero – lefty –  pre-ARB – MLB, 56-AB, .179, AAA:  21-HR, 54-RBI
                Michael Saunders – lefty –  ARB-1 – 2014  -  507-AB, 19-HR, 57-RBI, .247
                Eric Thames – lefty –  ARB1-2015 – 19-HR, 57-RBI, .247
                Casper Wells – righty -  ARB1-2014 – MLB, 285-AB, 10-HR, 36-RBI, .228

Ibanez and Bay are recent signings designed to bring some depth to a young outfield. Saunders has earned himself a starting role and Gutierrez will try to earn his seven million bucks.  My guess is the addition of Ibanez means Carp will be released soon the addition of the right hand hitting Bay does give Seattle the option of shopping Wells while letting Peguero rise to the majors.

Mets target:  Casper Wells – 27-yrs old…  plays all three positions… Wells was traded to the Seattle Mariners along with LHP Charlie Furbush, prospect Francisco Martínez and a player to be named later (Chance Ruffin) for Doug Fister and David Pauley… 

2 comments:

Michi L. said...

I think Casper Wells is a really interesting player. He may hasnt star potential but i think he could become a quality guy like a cody ross or nick swisher...and man you see the amount of money these guys earn!!

Mack Ade said...

follow the money... :)

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