The New York Mets could use a little help on offense. They can find that assistance by turning to the Seattle Mariners and making a trade for Dee Gordon.
After the trade of James Paxton to the New York Yankees, the Seattle Mariners are looking to unload a lot of their big-name players. The New York Mets are looking to improve their roster this off-season, hence they should be open to exploring a trade.
One of the names on the Mariners trading block is Dee Gordon. Prior to this, he began his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers before being traded to the Miami Marlins after the 2014 season.
Last offseason, Miami traded the two-time All-Star to Seattle as part of the team’s fire sale. Currently, he is owed $13.3 million and $13.8 million over the upcoming 2019 and 2020 seasons respectively, with a $14 million option for 2021.
Gordon started his career as a shortstop before transitioning full-time play to second base, where he won a Gold Glove for in 2015. Additionally, he logged 53 games in the outfield for the Mariners last season for the first time in his career.
As a hitter, Gordon has had multiple seasons of 200 plus hits. The other thing he has going for him is speed. Currently, Gordon has recorded 308 stolen bases over his 8-year career.
At 30 years old, he hopefully has several more good years ahead of him.
With all of that said, how would trading for Gordon benefit the Mets? Or, as some will undoubtedly suggest, is he a waste of their time?