The Dustin Ackley Trade Chart

Under what conditions should one consider trading outfielder Dustin Ackley?

This question arose recently, as rumors circulated that Mariners General Manager Jack Zduriencik turned down a seemingly reasonable offer to send Ackley to the New York Yankees in exchange for a pair of prospects.

Baffled as many fans were that anyone would refuse an offer to jettison the failed former No. 2 overall draft pick, we still find ourselves asking whether dealing Ackley makes sense or not.

Below is a hand-crafted flow chart that should help sort this mess out. (Please click on the image for full resolution.)

Ackley Trade Chart

2 thoughts on “The Dustin Ackley Trade Chart”

  1. If Dustin Ackley had been traded to the Yankees his prospect for getting into the Baseball Hall of Fame would increase dramatically in 20 years. Something happens to prospects once they become Mariners, is it the coaches, is it the water, is it the Northwest? I don’t know what it is but they become better players when they get traded to the Yankees, I used to believe we were their farm team, but not so much lately.

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