Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 7/10/13
Who stays? Who Goes? As Mariners fans, we know how scary the trade deadline can be. This team has been built around a plethora of deadline deals that have worked more for the other team than our own. This year is no exception. The Mariners are treading water a cool 10 games under .500, though the past week has seen some good ball out of the boys in blue. To my count, we currently have five guys who could be valued assets for teams trying to make the push to the post season: Kendrys Morales, Michael Morse, Brendan Ryan, Raul Ibanez, and Oliver Perez. But is it time to give up on this little run yet? Who stays In my opinion it would be pure suicide to let these two players go at the end of the month; Morales and Ibanez. Raul Ibanez has to remain in Seattle if the M’s want to win this year. (Photo: Google) Yes the youth movement is in full swing in Seattle, but without these two players, who have been our MVPs all year, the wind will be swept out from under the sails. It isn’t a stretc...
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