May 15, 2021

Multiple Clubs Interested In Kyle Seager (MLB Trade Rumors)

Although he has earned a reputation as a trade-happy general manager, the Mariners’ Jerry Dipoto hasn’t swung any significant deals yet this offseason. That could change soon, however, as Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (subscription link) reports that multiple clubs are showing interest in Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager.

Seager has an undesirable clause in his contract that could scuttle a deal, as his $15MM club option for 2022 will turn into a player option if he’s traded. However, Seager may be open to amending that, per Rosenthal, who suggests that he’d rather play for a winner than a rebuilding team (Seattle) and could give up his option rights if an acquiring team’s willing to hand him more money upfront. Alternatively, the Mariners could just include cash in the deal and/or attach a good prospect in an effort to offset the player option, Rosenthal notes.

As of now, Seager’s due a guaranteed $37MM over the next two seasons. That would’ve looked like a wholly unappealing…

Read “Multiple Clubs Interested In Kyle Seager” at MLB Trade Rumors