Best teams to rebuild in MLB The Show 20 franchise mode

Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros and Jose Altuve #27 (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros and Jose Altuve #27 (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /
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Oakland Athletics v Seattle Mariners
Dylan Moore #25, Kyle Lewis #1 and Dee Gordon #9 Seattle Mariners (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

Seattle Mariners

Ah, the Mariners. The team that fleeced Brodie Van Wagenen. They already did the hard work for you last season — trading Robinson Cano. Now it’s up to you to trade these other aging, highly paid pieces:

  • 2B Dee Gordon ($10M) – 77 OVR
  • 3B Kyle Seager (2 years $28.6M) – 78 OVR
  • RP Yoshihisa Hirano ($6M) – 72 OVR
  • RF Carlos Gonzalez ($8M) – 70 OVR
  • SP Yusei Kikuchi (2 years $28.6M) – 64 OVR

There are some late 20s pitchers like Marco Gonzales and Taijuan Walker that can go either way. Meanwhile, you have three exciting pitching prospects in George Kirby, Justus Sheffield and Justin Dunn. Most of the other starters on the Mariners can go either way. No one on a terrible deal. Actually, the Mariners are probably the team that has the best financial situation on this list.

Meanwhile, you have some awesome A potential players in CF with Jarred Kelenic (probably the CF prospect I like the most, and Mariners fans are excited about him), Kyle Lewis, Mallex Smith, and a couple of other center fielders. That’s a lot of CF and not enough space to play them all, so choose who you want to focus on. Kelenic can almost get you anyone you want, but I recommend holding onto him. You also have two young A potential SS in J.P. Crawford and Cesar Izturis Jr.

Choose the Mariners if you’re not looking to move a ton of really expensive contracts, but manage the prospects in the minors and build around the talent they have on the horizon.