Could the Mariners be ready to pull out all the stops?
For as big a signing the Cano acquisition is and was, it will only make sense if the Mariners surround him with equally talented players.
It’s now evident that the Mariners have money to spend this off-season, could David Price be the next guy on their radars? Of the top teams in pursuit of Price’s talents the front-runners include: Mariners, Dodgers, Angels, Pirates, Diamondbacks and Blue Jays.
As reported by Yahoo, the Mariners are are in ‘strong position’ to acquire Price. The former Cy Young winner, is one of the most prized possessions the off season has to offer, the Mariners are looking to continue to massive renovation process.
If the Mariners were to make a move for Price, here’s how it would possibly break down:
The Mariners have considered including 21-year-old right-hander Taijuan Walker as part of a deal for Price, sources told Yahoo Sports, knowing he represents the sort of frontline player the Rays would seek in such a trade. Packaging him along with a young middle infielder (Nick Franklin or Brad Miller) and other prospects would constitute a difficult-to-top offer – and give the Mariners a rotation of Price, Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma, the best 1-2-3 in the major leagues.
At just 28-years old the Mariners would push themselves above floundering in limbo in the AL West and declare themselves as serious contenders.
From a squad that hasn’t made much noise for about a decade, this is a move they can’t let past them by–especially if a division rival scoops him up.
We could be seeing the early stages in a very new look Seattle Mariners team.