All-Star Adam Frazier heading to Mariners in blockbuster deal
The Seattle Mariners are acquiring All-Star second baseman/outfielder Adam Frazier in a trade with the San Diego Padres. The San Diego Padres are receiving left-handed reliever Ray Kerr and outfielder Corey Rosier.
Adam Frazier had an incredible season with the Pittsburgh Pirates before being dealt with the San Diego Padres. The 29-year-old utility man hit .305 last season with five home runs and a .779 OPS.
This is a big move for the Mariners who almost made the playoffs last season for the first time in 20 years, but fell short in the last game of the season. The Mariners have come out and said that they were going to have a big offseason and this is the first big move that they have made.
Frazier will be an impact on the Mariners because he can offer them versatility at nearly every position on the field. Not only does he offer versatility, but he’s also one of the elite players in baseball.
Seattle has a lot more work to do this offseason if they want to break through their 20-plus year playoff drought. Expect them to go after some starting pitching and still look for a third baseman and maybe even a few outfielders.
Seattle finished last season second in the AL West as they won 90 games. Expect them to make a lot more moves this offseason as this was a great first step for a team that has big hopes for the future.