Philadelphia netted infielder Jean Segura, right-handed pitcher Juan Nicasio and lefty James Pazos from the salary-dumping Seattle Mariners in exchange for infielders J.P. Crawford and Carlos Santana.
The Mariners' next trade after completing a big seven-player swap with the New York Mets is another blockbuster with a National League East team. In 2018, he had a.304/.341/.415 slash line with 10 home runs, 63 RBIs, 91 runs scored, and 20 stolen bases in 632 plate appearances.
Details are still emerging but this is an exciting move for the Phillies.
The Seattle Mariners are continuing to trade away veteran players, with shortstop Jean Segura being the latest to be moved.
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Segura may not be on the same level as Machado or Harper, but this addition will certainly make it clear to other potential free agents that Philadelphia is taking the necessary approach to be a top contender in 2019. How about Santana? Why are they giving up on him so early in his contract?
The debate is out there when it comes to whether Cano will be worth it for the Mets, but at least when it comes to the Phillies, the addition of Segura should provide an immediate boost to the infield. Injuries and inconsistent play in the field and at the plate have slowed his start but the hopes have been high on Crawford since he was drafted with the 16th pick in the first round of the 2013 MLB Draft.
Carlos Santana was supposed to be an offseason win for Phillies general manager Matt Klentak.
Crawford, 23, hit.214 with three homers and 12 RBIs over 49 games last season with the Phillies.
There is speculation that the Phillies might actually be willing to sign both Machado and Harper.