MLB rumors: Seattle Mariners interested in Mark Canha of New York Mets?
While some (including Heyman) think the Mets may stand pat at the deadline, there are reports that plenty of teams will be asking about various pieces of the team. That includes the Seattle Mariners inquiring about outfielder Mark Canha, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney.
The 34-year-old Canha was slashing .241/.342/.390 in 269 plate appearances this season heading into Saturday’s action. In his second year with the Mets after seven seasons with the Oakland A’s, Canha has a team option for 2024 after finishing up a two-year, $26.5 million contract. He has stayed pretty much the same player from his time in Oakland to his era in New York, posting a 114 OPS+ with the A’s and a 117 OPS+ in Queens.
Seattle, like many other teams, could use outfield depth in a trade. However, it’s still not clear if the Mariners are going to plan to add depth for 2023 and look ahead to 2024, according to Mariners president of baseball operations Jerry Dipoto. Will the Mets be selling and the Mariners be buying? Until we know the answers to those questions, it’s hard to know how much of a possibility moving Canha to the Pacific Northwest would actually be.