St. Louis Cardinals: Possible Randal Grichuk Trade Destinations

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Randal Grichuk trade possibilities
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Seattle Mariners

The Seattle Mariners are in a similar situation as the Giants, but not nearly as dire. Uncertainty of Jarrod Dyson‘s future and the gamble on guys like Ben Gamel and Mitch Haniger to repeat their 2017 performance next season should have the Mariners exploring multiple options. This includes Grichuk and his right-handed stick.

The Mariners and Cardinals already made one notable trade this year. Prospect Tyler O’Neill swapped franchises with Marco Gonzales. In many ways, O’Neill is Grichuk’s biggest competition next season. Of course, this could change if the latter is traded.

Seattle could use another outfielder. Someone like Grichuk with rebound possibilities might end up as an affordable option. For depth purposes alone Grichuk would look really good in a Mariners’ uniform.

Grichuk isn’t necessarily an upgrade over what the Mariners already have on the roster. However, he could surpass them. At the very least, Grichuk is a power-hitting who should hit anywhere from 20-25 home runs rather easily. Even in his past two less-stellar seasons, Grichuk has hit 24 and 22 home runs respectively. Though it comes with poor plate discipline and a bad batting average, the price tag is worth inquiring about.

Considering all of the money the Mariners have wrapped up in guys like Nelson Cruz and Robinson Cano, it would be nice if they were able to add a player like Grichuk at a low cost.