The Mariners need a big bat. This ain’t it, but it ain’t nothing:
The Padres have announced that they acquired Stephen Kohlscheen and Abraham Almonte from Mariners in exchange.
Denofia s having a bad year, but the 34-year-old outfielder has been a reliable lefty-masher for several years. He won’t change the game in Seattle, but he will certainly help.
Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are interested in free agent pitcher Rick Porcello and have been speaking to his agent.
Porcello is coming off a pretty dreadful 2019 season in which he went 14-12 with a 5.52 ERA in 32 starts. That ERA was the worst in the majors among qualified starters. He’s also pretty homer happy. But (a) he’s durable; and (b) a change of scenery and a move to a more pitcher-friendly division and park might do him some good, so it’s not like he’s a bad guy for the Mets to be looking at. He’s only going to be 31 next season and he’s just a year removed from a decent season.
There are far worse bounceback candidates.