Word came that the Seattle Mariners may do a tear down this offseason, and that could be a perfect situation for the Atlanta Braves
The Atlanta Braves are focusing on the trade market for offseason moves, but news that the Seattle Mariners may be considering a tear-down style rebuild may fit perfectly with exactly the needs the Atlanta Braves have, giving them a possible one-stop shop for the offseason. However, GM Jerry Dipoto has told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic that a full tear-down would not be in place, instead, they will pursue more a possible re-tool of the roster using tradeable assets to perhaps take a step back in 2019 and bounce back in 2020, not remain in rebuild mode for multiple years.
Whether that’s GM talk or not is yet to be seen.
The Seattle Mariners have been an interesting trade discussion partner for some time due to the depth of players that would fit for the Atlanta Braves, but with the team likely competing for 2019, it’d be tough to make the type of trades the Atlanta Braves would like. If the Mariners are retooling, however, not only do the Atlanta Braves have multiple pieces that they would be interested in, they also have the farm system to make the deals happen.
Before we get into the players that the Seattle Mariners have that the Atlanta Braves would want, we’ll first cover a handful that they will want no part of in trade discussions. Before all of that, however, we’ll look at players that they will not be trading, per all reports.