The Mariners acquire Chris Denorfia from the Padres

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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.

Mets are interested in Rick Porcello

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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.