The offseason is still in its early stages, but the hot stove might just be starting to emit some heat. This morning, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that the Seattle Mariners, who have already been active in the offseason trade market, are interested in Gleyber Torres.

It’s a quick mention in an article that touches on a few different topics and Sherman doesn’t yet have insight on whether a deal is even remotely close. Nonetheless, there are reasons to think a trade involving Torres is not farfetched. To begin, his strong 2022 campaign back at second base has almost certainly rebuilt his trade value after consecutive disappointing seasons from 2020-21.

Moreover, Torres is under club control through the 2024 season. His Super Two status means that he goes through arbitration four times rather than three, with this offseason representing his third jaunt. He also won’t break the payroll of the club acquiring him, as he is projected to earn around $9.8 million in 2023.