Many Mariners fans expected Jerry Dipoto to make a move on Friday. The M’s and the Mets had reportedly made strides toward completing a deal that would send Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz to New York. Seattle did end up making a trade on Friday; however, it wasn't the trade many were anticipating.
More on the M’s most recent move and other noteworthy stories from around the league are included in the links below.
In Mariners News...
- Check out Ben Thoen’s breakdown of Mariners’ most recent trade.
- Get to know Omar Narvaez.
- It sounds like Seattle’s trade with the Mets might not be official until Monday.
The Mets-Mariners deal, as @joelsherman1 said, won’t be done today and is likely to be pushed to Monday, sources told Yahoo Sports. The question is how much money Seattle sends to covers Robinson Canó’s contract, and sources say it’s likely to be in the mid-$20 million range.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 1, 2018
- Here’s more information about the potential trade between the Mariners and the Mets.
Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn remain the core of the proposed trade for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz, a source confirms, along with "probably" Gerson Bautista.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) November 30, 2018
- Makes sense.
Heard this from other teams this morning: If the Mariners follow up a trade of Diaz with a swap of Haniger, the prospects from Paxton/Mets/forthcoming deals may well give them a Top 5 farm system.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 30, 2018
- Larry Stone is helping Edgar Martinez write an autobiography.
Some personal news, as the kids say: I'm working with Edgar Martinez on his autobiography, which will be published in June by @TriumphBooks. Really excited about this. Edgar has a compelling life story to tell and I'm honored to help him do so. #Mariners— Larry Stone (@StoneLarry) November 30, 2018
- Here’s a Mariners fan’s farewell message to James Paxton.
- Friday was a significant day in Seattle sports history.
Dec. 6, 2013 was one of most momentous days in recent Seattle sports.— Seattle Times Sports (@SeaTimesSports) November 30, 2018
• UW hired Chris Petersen.
• The Mariners signed Robinson Cano.
Five years later, the Huskies will play for a trip to the Rose Bowl on the same day the M's could finalize a trade of Cano back to New York. pic.twitter.com/2WOQKQ39Yr
- Check on Edgar Martinez’s Hall of Fame induction status here.
- The Mariners have had an active offseason thus far.
It's not yet December and Mariners have now traded:— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) November 30, 2018
No. 1 pitcher James Paxton
Starting C Mike Zunino
OF Guillermo Heredia
Set-up man Alex Colome
All-Star 2B Robinson Cano (pending)
All-Star closer Edwin Diaz (pending)
Yeah, I'd say they're rebuilding, retooling and reimagining
- TJ Cotterill assembled a list of arbitration eligible Mariners.
Here's list of #Mariners' arbitration-eligible players as of less than a month ago. Arb-eligible players must be tendered contracts by 5 today but only Roenis Elias remains (Cook and Grimm were outrighted to Tacoma, rest have been traded or are FAs)https://t.co/9gzctS7QqI pic.twitter.com/oL0d9Ki8ox— TJ Cotterill (@TJCotterill) November 30, 2018
Around the League...
- The Astros are supposedly interested in Nathan Eovaldi.
Source tells me the Nathan Eovaldi market is heating up, with Red Sox and Astros viewed as two of the leading contenders. Other teams remain in the mix, as well.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) November 30, 2018
- Matt Eddy ranked his top three minor league rule five draft picks ever.
Greatest *minor league* Rule 5 picks of all time:— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) November 30, 2018
1. Justin Bour, 1B
2. Alejandro de Aza, OF
3. Omar Narvaez, C
Who else do you have?
- The Reds are non-tendering Billy Hamilton.
- The Indians are in extension talks with Carlos Carrasco.
#Indians in discussions with RHP Carlos Carrasco about an extension, sources tell The Athletic. Carrasco signed for 2019 at $9.75M with $10.25M club option for ‘20. Previously accepted below-market, four-year, $22M deal with two club options after heart scare in April 2015.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 30, 2018