Blake Snell surprise team, Giants pivot on Yamamoto, Hoskins latest

The Chicago Cubs have been actively tied for Rhys Hoskins for weeks, but as Chicago waits for Yoshinobu Yamamoto 

According to MLB.com's Jon Morosi, the Seattle Mariners have emerged as a new potential landing spot for the first baseman. 

Morosi cites Hoskins' childhood roots in Sacramento as a reason he could be tempted to head west.  

Hoskins spent the first six years of his MLB career on the east coast with the Philadelphia Phillies. He could appreciate the environment and location of Seattle. 

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Seattle has been marred in payroll concerns typical of small markets, but Hoskins should come at a relative discount after missing the entire 2023 season to a torn ACL. 

The Phillies were initially a threat to keep Hoskins around, but Bryce Harper's full-time move to first base nullifies Hoskins' place in the lineup. 

The Cubs are still the clear favorites here. Chicago needs a power hitter in the middle of their lineup, plus a potential Cody Bellinger exit could leave 

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