There is another blockbuster trade in the MLB, as the Seattle Mariners and the Cincinnati Reds have agreed on a deal that will send Reds outfielder Jesse Winker and infielder Eugenio Suarez to the Mariners, as reported by MLB.com's Mark Feinsand.
The Mariners acquired All-Star outfielder Jesse Winker and infielder Eugenio Suarez from the Reds in exchange for Justin Dunn, Brandon Williamson and Jake Fraley. That is a shockingly small price to pay to acquire an All-Star outfielder coming into his own a third baseman who hit 49 homers just three years ago.
All the Mariners had to part with was their number-seven ranked prospect in Williamson and underachieving starters in Fraley and Dunn. It's a testament to how desperate the Reds were to unload Suarez' $35 million salary, which the Mariners will be taking on.
Not only that, but Seattle walked into acquiring Winker, who made the All-Star team for the first time in his career while slashing .305/.394/.556 with 24 homers, 71 RBI and 77 runs scored. There's a chance that the best is still yet to come for the 27-year-old Winker.
Meanwhile. the Reds, who are set to lose their other talented outfielder, Nick Castellanos, in free agency, will be embarking on a rebuild. There could be more cost-cutting moves on the way.