​With the weather getting colder, the hot stove is heating up in the MLB.


The Seattle Mariners are considering a ​fire sale of their team and moments ago, Ken Rosenthal reported that the M's have spoken with the Tampa Bay Rays about a potential trade involving Mike Zunino. 

​​Rosenthal also mentioned how the Rays' current two catchers on their 40-man roster have only played a combined 40 games in the MLB. It would make sense for a team that ​surprised many this year by finishing with a winning record to acquire Zunino.


Despite a low batting average of .201 in 2018, Zunino showed some pop at the dish, finishing with 20 home runs on the season.

If the Mariners are serious about a fire sale, they should no doubt trade Zunino and some of their other good players this offseason and rebuild the team, which hasn't made the playoffs since their 116-win 2001 season. 


That is the longest postseason drought in sports at the moment, which has fans in Seattle starting to lose patience.