M’s make another pointless trade
The M’s have made another trade that doesn’t help the team, though this one isn’t quite as destructive as yesterdays debacle.
The M’s have acquired Sean White for cash, after the Pirates selected White from the Braves in this morning’s rule 5 draft. You may remember White from his days at the University of Washington, and since he grew up in Pullman, he’s a Local White Boy (TM).
Unfortunately, he’s not any good. Think Sean Green as a starting pitcher. He throws a good sinker, but like most extreme GB guys, he doesn’t have great command and doesn’t strike anyone out.
As a rule 5 guy, the M’s will have to carry him on the major league roster all year or offer him back to the Braves. Since White was a mediocre pitcher in Double-A at age 25 last year, expecting him to contribute anything in the majors this year is a pretty big stretch. So, the likely scenario is that he eats up a 40 man roster spot all winter, the M’s realize in spring training that he’s not any good, and he goes back to Atlanta in March.
Pointless trade, and a nice finishing touch on a terrible 24 hours to be a Mariner fan.