Heyman: M’s Veterans Drawing Interest, Z Says He’s ‘Not Shopping’
(1090 The Fan) — It feels like after every win or loss from now through August, trade rumors are going to surround the half-dozen or so veteran players on the Mariners.
Today, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman laid out the latest rumblings surrounding Seattle — specifically rumors regarding Oliver Perez, Kendrys Morales and Raul Ibanez. Heyman says all three of those players have been drawing a lot of interest — particularly from the Orioles and Braves. Here’s what general manager Jack Zduriencik told Heyman:
“We’ll see how this week goes. I’m not going to be the aggressor … I’m not shopping anyone.”
Heyman says one Mariners official called the team’s situation a “Catch-22″ because selling off key veteran pieces could cause them to go into a free fall and adversely affect their stash of top prospects who’ve already been called up.
Read Heyman’s entire article: Morales, Ibanez, Perez draw interest, but Mariners are hesitant seller
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