Finally. One of the deals we have been expecting down in Clearwater has come to fruition. It looks like the Mariners will continue “selling high” and send SS Jean Segura to the Phillies for a package that will include SS J.P. Crawford.
The Phillies will send additional players to complete the trade, but those names haven’t been released yet. Apparently, the Phillies swung talks away from Scott Kingery, who was an early target of the Mariners.
News of an impending trade was first reported by Ken Rosenthal and later announced as completed by Jeff Passan and Bob Nightengale. I’ve expected that this deal would go down since earlier in the weekend. The only concern was who would be packaged with Crawford.
Now, we can wait and see if Patrick Corbin takes “stupid” money to NOT play in New York.
I’ll keep adding to this as more facts become known. But for now, here’s a place for you to talk about the trade.
Deal reported consummated, just waiting for Segura to waive no-trade clause.
Ryan Givish reports that Carlos Santana is part of the deal. Mariners still save $20M.