(CBS Seattle) — The unexpected stellar play from the new, young blood in the Mariners clubhouse has put the team in a weird situation.
Thomas Holmes of the Bleacher Report notes that until recently, Seattle looked as if it was past the point of wins and losses having much meaning in regards to their standing within the AL West. Now he wonders if a fire sale would be too damaging for the 2014 team.
Are veteran guys (who’ll be free agents at the end of the season) helping groom the rookies to the point where it would be worth turning down a deal?
Holmes says the good news for this year’s deadline is that “fans don’t have to read about trade rumors surrounding ace-starter Felix Hernandez for the first time in ages.” The bad news is that “there are only a handful of players one can consider safely off-limits within the Seattle organization, as the team continues to search for answers while once again rebuilding.”
Read Holme’s entire article: Seattle Mariners’ Trade Deadline Strategy Blueprint
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