Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto Continues to Make Moves in the Offseason
Seattle Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto is known for his active approach to roster management, and this offseason is no different. Dipoto has already made a minor move to address the team’s catching depth, and more trades are expected in the coming days.
To assess the trade value of Mariners players, the LL staff and industry insiders were consulted. The players were divided into tiers, with rankings reflecting their overall value. However, it’s important to note that team-specific value may differ from league-wide value.
One significant difference between these rankings and classic trade value columns is the absence of an MLB salary cap. Unlike in the NBA, where teams only need to match salaries in a trade, the vast difference in team payrolls makes it challenging for some teams to acquire high-priced players.
The article also provides some key points to consider before diving into the rankings. Salaries and age are crucial factors, as well as the exclusion of certain players from the list. The rankings focus on league-wide value rather than team-specific value.
The article reveals the players ranked from #33 to #52, with the top 10 tiers and a full player spreadsheet set to be published in the following days.
The article also highlights some players who didn’t make the top rankings but are still valuable. Evan White, Marco Gonzales, and Robbie Ray are mentioned as players who would likely require their contracts to be bought down for a trade to happen. Ray, in particular, has potential upside despite undergoing Tommy John surgery.
The article then moves on to discuss potential candidates for designation for assignment (DFA). Trent Thornton, Mike Ford, and Taylor Trammell are mentioned as players who could be replaced by cheaper alternatives.
Lastly, the article introduces “The Pile,” a group of right-handed relievers that Dipoto seems to acquire every offseason. While it’s uncertain which players will make the MLB roster, it’s unlikely that any of them will make significant contributions.
As the offseason progresses, Mariners fans can expect more roster moves from Dipoto as he continues to shape the team for the upcoming season.Title: Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto Evaluates Trade Value of Players in Offseason Roster Shuffle
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Seattle, WA – As the offseason begins, Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto is wasting no time in making moves to strengthen the team’s roster. With a reputation for being active in the trade market, Dipoto is expected to continue his roster overhaul in the coming days.
In an effort to assess the trade value of players within the Mariners organization, a collaborative effort was made among the LL staff, prospect evaluators, and industry insiders. The rankings were divided into tiers, with the divisions being more significant than the actual rankings.
However, it is important to note that these rankings are based on league-wide trade value and not team-specific value. While some players may hold more value to the Mariners, their rankings may differ when considering other teams’ perspectives.
One significant difference between these rankings and previous trade value columns is the absence of an MLB salary cap. Unlike the NBA, where teams only need to match salaries in a trade, the vast difference in team payrolls makes it challenging for certain teams to acquire high-priced players.
Today, we present the players ranked from #33 to #52, who are considered more replaceable within the organization. Tomorrow, the top 10 tiers of players will be revealed, along with a comprehensive player spreadsheet.
52. Evan White, 1B
51. Marco Gonzales, SP
50. Robbie Ray, SP
This group consists of players whose contracts would likely need to be bought down by the Mariners for them to be traded. While Robbie Ray still presents some upside, his recent Tommy John surgery prevents him from regaining trade value before the 2024 deadline. Marco Gonzales has struggled with injuries and declining performance, making it unlikely for other teams to show interest. Evan White’s injury history and lack of playing time make him an uncertain trade asset.
49. Trent Thornton, RHP
48. Mike Ford, 1B
47. Taylor Trammell, OF
These players are potential candidates for designation for assignment (DFA) as the Mariners look to open up spots on the 40-man roster. With three years of service time, Thornton and Ford are eligible for arbitration, and their salaries may not be worth retaining. Trammell’s lack of offensive production and the team’s decision to prioritize other outfielders make his spot on the roster uncertain.
46. Ryan Jensen, RHP
45. Darren McCaughan, RHP
44. Kaleb Ort, RHP
43. Cody Bolton, RHP
42. Eduard Bazardo, RHP
41. Ty Adcock, RHP
40. Taylor Dollard, RHP
39. Isaiah Campbell, RHP
Dubbed “The Pile,” these right-handed relievers are a recurring theme in Dipoto’s offseason acquisitions. While it is unclear which players will make the MLB roster, all have minor league options remaining. The Mariners’ front office has varying opinions on each player’s potential contributions, but significant contributions should not be expected from this group.
As the offseason progresses, more changes are expected within the Mariners organization. The rankings provide a glimpse into Dipoto’s evaluation of trade value, setting the stage for potential trades and roster adjustments in the coming months.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s release of the top 10 tiers of players and the full player spreadsheet, providing a comprehensive overview of the Mariners’ trade assets.