Players that Played for Mariners and Cubs

Baseball Players who Played for Mariners and Cubs

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found 3 players who played for both the Mariners and the Cubs.

Popular Choices

Guys in this tier are likely to be popular picks because of a combination of the impact they made on both teams and/or how recently they’ve played for both the Orioles and Cubs.

Jamie Moyer

Jamie Moyer was a steady pitcher in baseball for an impressive stretch from 1986 to 2012. He made a name for himself with teams like the Mariners and Phillies, but also had stops with the Cubs, Orioles, Rangers, Rockies, Cardinals and Red Sox.

Over his career, he snagged over 260 wins, proving that you don’t need a blazing fastball to get the job done. Moyer was an All-Star once and was also a big part of the Phillies’ World Series win in 2008.

What’s really cool about him is that he pitched in the majors until he was 49, which is just amazing.

Moyer was the most popular pick for this square on a previous grid (Grid 93).

Rare Choices

These guys are generally well-remembered as playing for one team or the other, but not necessarily both.

Bobby Ayala

Bobby Ayala was a relief pitcher for 8 seasons. He is best known for his time with the Mariners, but he also played for the Reds, Cubs and Montreal Expos (now the Nationals).

Ayala was often used as a closer and/or setup man, accumulating over 60 saves during his career.

However, his time in Seattle was marred by inconsistency and he became a controversial figure among fans. Despite this, he had a couple of strong seasons, particularly in 1994 when he posted a 2.86 ERA. Even with his ups and downs, Ayala was a frequent figure on the mound during the ’90s.

Ultra Rare Choices

These players are considered ultra-rare because they’re not generally associated with either team. This is usually due to the brief amount of time they spent with the Orioles and Cubs.

Heathcliff Slocumb

You may remember Heathcliff Slocumb as a relief pitcher with the Phillies and Red Sox in the 90s, but he was a bit of a journeyman playing for 8 teams over the course of 10 years. (Cubs, Phillies, Cardinals, Red Sox, Mariners, Padres, Indians (now Guardians), Orioles)

He was a solid reliever with some good seasons and even an all-star appearance while with the Phillies in 1995.

However, he might be best known in baseball lore for being traded from the Red Sox to the Mariners in 1997 for Derek Lowe and Jason Varitek, a deal that later appeared very lopsided in Boston’s favor.

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