It looks as if a terrific match, and MLB Community’s Jon Morosi reviews that the Mariners have “had dialogue” about buying Hamels, though he says no deal is shut.
Morosi notes the Mariners have a few elements working of their favor: Hamels, who has a no-trade clause in his contract, cannot block a commerce to Seattle. Additionally, Hamels’ wage would not drive the Mariners into paying a luxury-tax penalty. He’ll make $22.5 million in 2018.
Hamels may definitely bolster the Mariners’ beginning rotation, and his intensive postseason expertise (16 begins, three.48 ERA) is a bonus. He is Four-6 with a three.61 ERA this season.
Different potential touchdown spots for Hamels are the Yankees, Angels and Phillies, the workforce he helped pitch to a World Sequence title in 2008.