I’m a big fan of baseball history. It all started when I opened my first pack of Topps baseball cards, looking for Mariners to add to my collection while suffering through that stale piece of gum. Oh, the nostalgia. That may be why I follow the old guys in the game; Miggy Cabrera, Clayton Kershaw, and Salvador Perez are just a few.According to longtime MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal, Perez is apparently on the trade block as the Kansas City Royals look to shed salary this summer.— MLB Deadline News (@MLBDeadlineNews) June 7, 2023The traditional statistics are upgrades over any of the players the Mariners penciled into the designated hitter spot, but Perez adds more value. The 33-year-old is also having a terrific year behind the plate, elevating his pitch framing and converting 55.6% of non-swing pitches at the top of the strike zone into called strikes. He is also the only MLB catcher to make more than 30 starts without committing an error. Perez has also played first base over the past few years as the Royals looked to keep the wear and tear down. That positional flexibility and veteran leadership from a World Series winner would help this club tremendously.