10:40 pm : It is expected that Segura will waive its no-trade clause to account for the deal, reports Jon Paul Morosi of MLB.com ( Twitter link ).
21:59 : The two teams have agreed to trade "in principle", USA Today's Bob Nightengale Tweets . The deal will be announced on Monday and Crawford will be part of the return to Seattle. It has been speculated that Carlos Santana could be sent to the Ms to make up for the money involved in the deal, as in Fancred's Jon Heyman though the "Mariners" may be resilient to it. "Santana's involvement would add a whole new dimension to the deal as the first baseman owes $ 35 million over the next two years. The Mariners retired Jay Bruce and Anthony Swarzak from the Mets to help offset Cano's salary.
Segura joined the Phillies for the first time last week, and has been a popular figure in trading rumors since the Mariners went into billing mode. The Yankees also had some interest in Segura, while the Padres and Mariners were discussing a possible blockbuster that would have sent Segura and Mike Leake to San Diego in exchange for Wil Myers . With a .308 / .353 / .449 slash line and 41 homers in the last three seasons, it is not surprising that Segura has aroused so much interest. He will only be 29 years old in March, and he will be controlled by a contract during the 2022 season, which will pay him $ 58 million for these four seasons (including a $ 1 million buy-out for a $ 17 million). Club option for 2023).
Shortstop Last season, the problem for the Phillies was a big problem, as Crawford had not shown much in limited MLB action and the Super Utilityman Scott Kingery in his first season in the big league also not produced on the position. Manny Machado was widely speculated to be a top target for the Phillies this winter, though Machado would be prosecuted as the third baseman in the case of Segura trading, while Segura was shortstop.
Dealing Segura That would be the last step in a pretty impressive overtaking schedule staged by Mariner's GM Jerry Dipoto, who has already acted James Paxton Mike Zunino and Alex Colome except officially) Cano and Diaz in less than four weeks. Leake and Kyle Seager are also being shopped as Dipoto is trying to postpone as many long-term commitments as possible to reposition the Ms for 2020 or 2021. These offerings have already brought the Mariners a substantial profit a lot of young talents supporting their thin farm system, and even more could be launched via the Segura deal, or if Dipoto is considering moving more controllable talents, such as Mitch Haniger or Marco Gonzales . Crawford, for example, has been consensus among the top 16 players in the sport over the last three seasons (according to Baseball America and Baseball America), although its relative lack of success at the Triple A level has somewhat worsened its holdings