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Mariners and Giants Have Become United

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Over the last few weeks, the San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners have become best friends. Let’s take a look at the transaction history:

4/25- Seattle Mariners designate 1B Mike Ford for assignment
4/26- Seattle Mariners trade 3B Kevin Padlo to San Francisco Giants for cash considerations
4/30- Seattle Mariners trade 1B Mike Ford to San Francisco Giants for cash considerations
5/11- Seattle Mariners trade 2B Donovan Walton to San Francisco Giants for RHP Prelander Berroa
5/11- San Francisco Giants designate 1B Mike Ford for assignment
5/12- Seattle Mariners trade cash considerations to San Francisco Giants for 1B Mike Ford
5/13- Seattle Mariners designate OF Stuart Fairchild for assignment
5/14- Seattle Mariners trade OF Stuart Fairchild to San Francisco Giants for 2B Alex Blandino

Two teams having this many transactions together in a three-week span is eye-opening. This amount of transactions has been due to the Giants’ recent COVID-19 outbreak and the Mariners wanting to clear space on their 40-man roster. Regardless of the reasons, the number of minor transactions has been comical. There have been no big-name players or prospects. These are small moves for guys that are borderline big-leaguers or fringe prospects.

I would love to hear the conversations that have taken place between Seattle Mariners President of Baseball Operations, Jerry Dipoto, and San Francisco Giants President of Baseball Operations, Farhan Zaidi. Do both organizations feel like they have become united? Will these teams continue to make moves? Will Mike Ford be traded between the two teams for the third time this season? There are no answers to these questions, but this will be a fun, minor storyline to watch.

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