Found July 25, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
July has made a monumental difference in the way the Seattle Mariners are going to handle the 2013 season.  Before July, I wrote a piece looking at the trade chips the Mariners had, figuring Seattle, mired in a disappointing 2013, would be sellers at the trade deadline.  The Mariners, winners of eight of nine, now looked poised to make a run at .500 at 48-53.  Progress is being made and with the rotation Seattle has and the young bats (Kyle Seager, Justin Smoak, Michael Saunders, and Nick Franklin to name a few) living to their potential, this team as constructed can make a run to the playoffs in 2014.  Maybe I’m wearing my rose-tinted glasses, but I firmly believe this team has turned a corner.  Still, four games against the Twins at home this weekend may change some attitudes.  Less than a week before the deadline, here are the pieces other teams are most interested in. Kendrys Morales.  A free agent at the end of the season, teams looking for offensive help definitely have Morale...
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