Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 12/20/12
Hello Kendrys G’Bye Jason For someone that likes to think they have a pulse on the Seattle Mariners, the inter-divisional trade that happened with the Angels took me by complete surprise.  The first shock was to think of the fact that the Mariners were able to get a well known and proven bat without giving up their most valuable prospects. The second surprise was that the Mariners parted ways with their left handed veteran starter, Jason Vargas. Despite the fact the Vargas was the M’s most valuable trade piece last season, with all of the off season interest in free agents, I had completely forgotten a Vargas trade could be a possibility. I was in such shock I wasn’t really sure what to think.  I’m still not.  It is like the analytical part of my brain is completely void and I am left just gasping for breath. I do have questions though. Lots of questions. Here are five of them. 1. Are the Mariners finished with Justin Smoak? The reason that Kendrys Morales was an available trade opt...
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