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The Seattle Mariners enter the final few weeks before the trade deadline hopelessly out of playoff contention but in perhaps the best position to maximize value as sellers.
Make no mistake, this Mariners team is not going to make any noise in 2013 and its deep farm system of pitching prospects are still adjusting its way into major league uniforms, but Seattle could be the most relevant team come late July.
At 30-40, Seattle faces no pressure to convince its fans it’s playing to win with a 10.5 game hole from any wildcard spot and sitting a full 13.5 games out of first place in the West.
While players such as: Dustin Ackley, Kyle Seager, Felix Hernandez and Mike Zunino figure to be part of the core going forward, the M’s have plenty of cost-controlled trade bait to dangle to further its rebuilding into consistent contention. Here are five players the Seattle franchise should consider parting ways with:
BEST OF MAXIM
Let’s face it, the Seattle Mariners‘ organization has had a tough go-of-it in the past decade. After Bill Bavasi trashed the organization with some of the worst moves in league history and subsequence managers and presidents failed to correct his mistakes, fans of the Mariners have been left with a product on the field that is less than desirable.
The Seattle Mariners may soon have more power in the outfield to complement that of Raul Ibanez. Right fielder Michael Morse has steadily progressed from his quadriceps strain, and will soon prepare for a Minor League rehab assignment according to MLB.com's Greg Johns.
Morse, out since June 21, has resumed batting practice and light running this week. In fact, as Johns...
Outfielder Michael Morse has been recalled from his rehabilitation assignment by the Seattle Mariners and veteran outfielder Jason Bay has been designated for assignment.
The Mariners made the moves on Monday before opening a six-game road trip at Boston and Baltimore.
Morse had been on rehab at Triple-A Tacoma while recovering from a quad injury that landed him on the disabled...
Towards the Break
It’s been awhile since we’ve done a preview of Seattle Mariners games (mostly because I’ve spent more time watching them and really trying to break them down than anything else), but this time we’re back with a vengeance.
The Mariners have looked pretty good as of late. Though they dropped a slugfest to the Boston Red Sox last night in an 11-8 triumph by...
The Seattle Mariners embark on their final three game series before the All-Star break. After dropping three of four to the Boston Red Sox (in quite the ugly fashion I might add), the Mariners seemed eager to erase the bad vibes, and head into the All-Star break on a high note.
Mariners center fielder Dustin Ackley echoed that sentiment by saying “we have to take...
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...
The Mariners managed to crush the ball early on and jump out to a lead, but the Boston bats got to Iwakuma and tallied five home runs en route to a game two victory.
Boston 11, Seattle 8
When: 10:10 PM ET, Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Umpires: Home – Jim Joyce, 1B – Cory Blaser, 2B – Jeff Nelson, 3B – Ed...
The Seattle Mariners activity and aggressiveness at the trade deadline this year will tell us a lot about the future; not just who will be a part of it but how ownership and upper management feel about the prospect of Jack Zduriencik and Eric Wedge returning for 2014. I, for one, think that Jack Zduriencik should be back in 2014 but that is a post for another day. If the Mariners...
After attending the Boston Red Sox’s 11-4 beat down of the Mariners last night, I left Safeco Field even more thoroughly convinced that this season was as a lost cause for Seattle. However, in the spirit of optimism, I have decided to think about the good things. The Mariners have been struggling at the bottom half of the AL West for pretty much the whole season, but their shortcomings...
Some time ago, in talking about the upcoming trade deadline, Dave offered Jesse Crain as a potential alternative to the potentially expensive Jonathan Papelbon. Relievers are always in demand around midseason, and Crain was proving himself to be a hell of a weapon. Shortly thereafter, Crain went and landed on the disabled list, and while his value wasn’t completely obliterated...
The Seattle Mariners followed up a strong road trip Monday by defeating the Boston Red Sox soundly 11-4. Then, Boston returned the favor putting up 11 runs on back-to-back nights in winning Tuesday and Wednesday. Still, Seattle had a chance to earn the four game series split against the A.L. East leading Red Sox, but let 5-1 and 7-4 leads get away before eventually falling 8...
Monday: Seattle Mariners 11 Boston Red Sox 4 Felix Hernandez 9-4 W Jon Lester 8-5 L Raul Ibanez was the star of the game as he hit his 22nd home run to help King Felix win his ninth game in the Mariners' 11-4 victory over the Red Sox on Monday night. Ibanez's home run broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth. It was his seventh go-ahead home run this season and extended his hitting...
Seattle Mariners starter Joe Saunders is still looking for his first victory over his first major-league club, although that's not entirely his fault.
He's enjoyed success against several of the Los Angeles Angels' stars, and has shut down Josh Hamilton this season after previously struggling in those matchups.
Hamilton, however, is heating up with four homers and 10...
When the Red Sox traded away Manny Ramirez, they received Jason Bay.
Bay reported to Boston from the Pittsburgh Pirates immediately and was in the Sox lineup the next day. He had a remarkable first few games with the ball club and, though he was only with Boston for two seasons, Bay has fond memories with the team.
Bay talked about them with NESN’s Jamie Erdahl before the Sox matched...
If you have been staying up the past several games watch the Red Sox play on the West Coast, then kudos to you. Not only have the nights been long, but the games haven’t been great, especially if you’re a Sox fan watching your team get off to a 2-3 start to midway through this 10-game trip.
Last night was much better, as the Boston Red Sox...