The Mariners today managed to complete the three game sweep of the Oakland A’s. It’s been a long time since they’ve completed a sweep of anyone. They’ve now won 3 of their last 4, and 5 of their last 7 games. Suddenly that ugly losing streak seems … [visit site to read more]
That’s my best attempt at writing something in a Boston accent. Don’t worry, I’ll stop trying now.
This series saw the Mariners run their losing streak to a franchise record 15 games. It’s hard to remember, but when this started the M’s were in … [visit site to read more]
My apologies for how these came out.
I don’t know who the Mariners plan on trading this season or if they even will move anyone. I’m sure we can speculate that Brandon League, Erik Bedard, Adam Kennedy could be moved, not to mention David Pauley, Jamey Wright or Jack Wilson if someone got desperate. Speaking of desperate, if a person were to buy into Aaron Laffey‘s ERA they could have him cheap. We don’t have a ton of great pieces but they are pieces non-the-less and there are teams that could make up some interesting partners if they needed outside
I’m not suggesting that the Mariners need to trade everyone but there are scenerios in which teams could approach us and offer more than what their value is to this organization. The idea is that they could pay cheaper for say a David Pauley 7th inning guy type guy than a Mike Adams or a Joel Hanrahan.
But there are some teams in need of infield help such as the Tigers, Pirates, Brewers, Diamond Backs, Giants and even the Cardinals. Where a Jack Wilson in the late innings or a Adam Kennedy off the bench could make sense.
There isn’t a team out there that doesn’t need bullpen help… well maybe the Braves. But, even the Yankees are looking for upgrades and you can throw the Tigers, Brewers, Dbacks, Giants and even the Rays in that category too. Brandon League at a cheap $2.25 mm, plus he’s on tap for next and likely won’t jump above $5 for his next pay increase. He could return a good piece.
Then there are teams all over the place that just need depth on the bench. A few guys to fill into a specific position. It happens every year and the Mariners are in a position with those pieces.
I started doing a long drawn out list of 8 – 12 different C+ prospects that could be interesting options going forward. It was fun to look at some of the different organizations under a microscope but to be honest I developed a few favorites of who I would go after if I played the GM. Then I thought I do my shadow draft each year (speaking of which I still need to do a write up on that but I’ll probably wait until August once the dust settles and we know where everyone sits.) why not do a quasi shadow trade deadline.
So I am calling it “If I were King for a day.”
I understand the first half and second half don’t end/start at the all-star game but it always feels that way to me. I understand there are less games to be played now after the break than there was at the start of the break. But in my mind this is … [visit site to read more]
Beavan pitched extremely well. I must say that I was impressed and I’m about one of the biggest critics of his you can find around. But there really isn’t much to complain about against a young man that pitches 7 innings gives up only 1 run manages … [visit site to read more]
Adam Kennedy has been a pleasant surprise for the Mariners this year, his 1.3 WAR second among Mariners position players. (No, not to Dustin Ackley, who is already at 0.8 WAR, which is awesome–and insane–for those who are wondering.) Kennedy has … [visit site to read more]
I’m not going to say I’m not worried about this offense, it dies sometimes and it’s terribly erratic. But it’s starting to prove that when things come together they can score runs. I said it yesterday and I’ll continue to say it. With Smoak, Ichiro, … [visit site to read more]
I’ve kind of taken a step back in the last few days, I have my brother around, who’s visiting from Pittsburgh (ironically he is a huge Ranger fan… I think I’ve covered that before), since the walk-off home run frustrated me and then the next day I … [visit site to read more]
What a horrible way to lose a ball game. It had to happen when I was already frustrated trying to fix a few things for my wife and I wanted just to take a moment and watch what could have been the Mariners taking first place (as the Rangers WERE … [visit site to read more]
The Mariners just took 2 out of 3 from the best team in baseball. I know what I continue to say about the likelihood of actually competing in the AL West, but they continue to do the little things to win. It’s very encouraging. Here’s hoping I’m … [visit site to read more]
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