It’s been three years since San Diego and the Seattle Mariners combined to trade seven players at the 2020 trade deadline. This calls for perfect timing to look back at this blockbuster trade that still impacts both teams.
Who remembers the 2020 Covid baseball season? It was the year of a condensed 60-game schedule and just cardboard cutouts in the stands instead of dancing.
In the Emerald City, the Seattle Mariners nearly broke their long playoff drought. They were in contention all season, but when the dust settled, Seattle finished two games out of the final AL wild card spot.
It was a season in which outfielder Kyle Lewis emerged as the 2020 Rookie of the Year. With two hot prospects, Jarred Kelenic and Julio Rodriguez, not far behind him in the system, hopes were high for a dominant trio in the outfield.
Finally, 2020 was also the year the Seattle Mariners made a huge 7-player deal with San Diego at the MLB trade deadline.
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The Ms sent catcher Austin Nola and relievers Austin Adams and Dan Altavilla to San Diego for infielder Ty France, relief pitcher Andrés Muñoz, outfielder Taylor Trammell and catcher Luis Torrens. Three years later, this trade continues to have a significant impact on both teams.