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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Should the Seattle Mariners’ next move be trading Nelson Cruz? | The Seattle Times

If the Mariners were rebuilding, dealing Cruz would be the obvious move, but Dipoto has made clear that he thinks this team can contend. It’s a valid thought — the Houston Astros went from 70 wins in 2014 to 86 in 2015.

So far, Seattle’s transactions have been about complementing its current core, not blowing that core to smithereens. And while Cruz’s contract makes him far easier to deal than, say, Robinson Cano, it also makes him a tremendous value to the Mariners.

If the M’s are as close as Dipoto thinks they are, Cruz could very well be the difference between the team reaching game No. 163 and extending its postseason drought. It’s awfully tough to toss away an All-Star after the best season of his life.

But the idea of dealing Cruz isn’t as ridiculous as you might think. It’s a tough trade to condone, but not impossible to consider.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 02, 2015 at 08:23 AM | 0 comment(s)
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