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The Seattle Mariners are in fire-sale mode and made it abundantly clear that no player is untouchable this offseason -- that includes their ace, James Paxton. There are plenty of teams that need starting pitching help before heading into 2019, but only a select few have the right trade chips to get deal done. Here are three possible landing spots for the lefty, who just turned 30 on Tuesday.
3. Colorado Rockies
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The Rockies have plenty of bats to make a deep postseason run, but their shaky starting pitching has been the Achilles heel in recent seasons. Outside of Kyle Freeland and German Marquez, the rotation could definitely use an upgrade to get them to next level. With enough pieces in the high levels of their farm system, Colorado just may have what it takes to land the lefty.
2. Milwaukee Brewers
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The Brewers made an incredible run to the NLCS without a bonafide ace in their rotation. A frontline starter or two would go a long way if they want to make their first World Series appearance since 1982. Adding Paxton is a distinct possibility, and it would provide a huge boost to Milwaukee's rotation. However, it's a question of whether they're capable of meeting Seattle's asking price.
1. New York Yankees
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The Yankees have made it no secret that they intend to pursue top-tier starting pitching this offseason and Paxton should be one of their top targets. The Yankees have one of the most talent-rich farm systems in the MLB with more than enough pieces to make a trade for the 30-year-old lefty.
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