Mariners trade reaction: Mike Salk & Curtis Rogers on deadline deals
The Mariners made a pair of trades just before the MLB trade deadline on Wednesday afternoon, sending veteran pitchers Roenis Elías, Hunter Strickland and Mike Leake to National League teams.
So what should we make of Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto’s latest deals? We got 710 ESPN Seattle baseball experts Mike Salk and Curtis Rogers together shortly after the trades were announced to take a closer look.
Watch their reactions in the attached video (note: the video is about 8 1/2 minutes long). Here’s a closer look at what the Mariners did on Wednesday.
Trade with Washington Nationals
Seattle trades: Left-handed releiver Roenis Elías, right-handed reliever Hunter Strickland
Seattle gets: Minor league pitchers Elvis Alvarado (RHP), Taylor Guilbeau (LHP) and Aaron Fletcher (RHP)
Trade with Arizona Diamondbacks
Seattle trades: Right-handed starter Mike Leake, cash
Seattle gets: Minor league infielder Jose Caballero