MLB Trade Grades – Best pitcher available on trade deadline Seattle Mariners in Luis Castillo deal

Trading: Sailors earn RHP Luis Castillo From the Reds for SS Noelvi Marte, SS Edwin Arroyo, RHP Levi Stoudt and RHP Andrew Moore.

With the Mariners on an unruly stance looking to end an epic stone-age drought (at least in the sport’s years) of 2001, you knew General Manager Jerry Dipoto was on the verge of a move – and perhaps a big one. It did not disappoint. Sailors are believed to be one of the main contenders for the acquisition Juan Sotobut Dipoto acquired Castillo instead, which is seen as the best starting pitcher available (except shockingly). Shuhei Ohtani trade), and bidding teams such as the Yankees, Dodgers and Cardinals who were also in hot pursuit of Castillo.

Let’s go to the grades.


The Mariners have run 17-5 over their last 22 games to position themselves in the playoff position, but all five of those losses have come against the Astros since the All-Star break, with the Mariners scoring just 11 points in those defeats. That’s why they were in Soto. They need to improve attacking, which is 11th in the MLS in number of runs per game. But they encountered another problem: the novice George Kirby He’s nearing the innings limit, with 94 runs a season after showing just 67.2 in 2021 in his first full season as a professional. Without a viable #5 trigger, they needed another start to eventually replace Kirby in the spin.

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