Seattle Mariners: Five trade fits for Edwin Encarnacion

CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 25: Edwin Encarnacion #10 of the Cleveland Indians bats against the Chicago White Sox on September 25, 2018 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 25: Edwin Encarnacion #10 of the Cleveland Indians bats against the Chicago White Sox on September 25, 2018 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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I would file this under the less likely scenario, but if the New York Yankees wanted to kick money in and hope that Jacoby Ellsbury accepts a trade to the Seattle Mariners. The money is similar, except Ellsbury can’t be bought out until after 2020.

The New York Yankees would either believe that Luke Voit and Greg Bird aren’t the answer at first or that Giancarlo Stanton can play more in left field next year and moving forward so that the DH role would be freed up for Encarnacion.

They are a fully operation death star, and the clubs have combined on quite a few deals over the past few seasons,like the James Paxton deal earlier this off-season. Maybe they can get really creative and up doing some more business.

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Out of all the teams listed, I think Encarnacion, if dealt, ends up in Houston. The Astros have a clear need at first base and are going for a second title in three years. Encarnacion can be an important run producer in the middle of that talented lineup and the club should do what they can to get him.