Trade: Milwaukee Brewers and Seattle Mariners Complete 2-for-1 Deal

The second base free agent market isn't exactly brimming with exciting options this offseason, so teams looking to fill the spot have gone to the trade market. And the Milwaukee Brewers were happy to oblige. The Seattle Mariners have acquired Kolten Wong in exchange for a couple of players who disappointed in 2022. 

Wong had a strong season at the plate, hitting a career-high 15 home runs while putting up an OPS+ of 118, and will add some extra punch to the M's middle infield. He had a down year in the field, but is a two-time Gold Glove winner (2019, 2020), so the odds of a rebound are good. Does this mean that the Mariners won't be going as hard after one of the star free agent shortstops? That remains to be seen.

Jesse Winker, heading back to the National League, had a troublesome season in Seattle after coming over from the Cincinnati Reds in an offseason trade. The left-handed hitter faced injuries and frustration, hitting only .219 with a .688 OPS, both far below his career norms. He's only one year removed from a .305 season with a .949 OPS along with 24 home runs; if the Brew Crew can recapture that All-Star magic, it'll be a steal for them. 

Abraham Toro, also heading to Milwaukee, is a versatile player who can play multiple positions. 

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