The Mariners and Yankees made headlines earlier this week when the two clubs sent James Paxton to New York for a trio of prospects.
The move was the first major transaction of the offseason, and it is the first of the Mariners’ rebuilding — or, maybe, retooling — phase, which was long rumored as a possibility to come this winter.
Much has been made of the Yankees’ acquisition of Paxton, but there is not a lot on the Mariners’ overall return. I’m here to change that.
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