Notable Trades

Whoops. The Mariners sent David Ortiz to the Minnesota Twins in 1996 to complete a trade in which Seattle acquired Dave Hollins (David Seelig/Allsport/Getty Images)

Top 3 Noteworthy Trades: Mariners and Twins

The Minnesota Twins fall into the circle comprised of medium and small market teams that Mariners fans are incredibly bitter towards. By no means are the Twins considered bitter rivals in the Pacific Northwest — unless you incorporate the movie Little Big League into the history between the two teams — however, the Twins have managed to do so much more than the Mariners, often with a substantially smaller payroll.

1090 The Fan–07/09/2014

Freddy Garcia at the 2001 All-Star Game (Dan Levine/AFP/Getty Images)

Top 3 Noteworthy Trades: Mariners and White Sox

The Mariners and White Sox have gone nearly a decade without making a trade. After the 2004 deal that sent Freddy Garcia to Chicago, maybe Seattle has learned its lesson.

1090 The Fan–07/02/2014

Jason Varitek as a catcher for Georgia Tech in the 1994 College Baseball World Series (Photo by: Todd Rosenberg/Getty Images)

Top 3 Noteworthy Trades: Mariners and Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox have been the most-successful franchise in Major League Baseball in the past decade — and there are three World Series trophies to prove it. Two of those championship teams (2004, 2007) had a former Mariners prospect who blossomed into one of the league’s better catchers in the past 25 years: Jason Varitek.

1090 The Fan–06/24/2014

Sterling Hitchcock in 1996 (Ted Mathias/Getty Images)

Top 3 Noteworthy Trades: Mariners and Padres

Usually these historic trades are fun for me to look up, research and write about, however, this edition presents a handful fairly significant problems.

1090 The Fan–06/18/2014

Jay Buhner in 1995 (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Top 3 Noteworthy Trades: Mariners and Yankees

Trades have arguably haunted the Seattle Mariners’ franchise more than any other team in Major League Baseball. Each week we’ll compile the three most-noteworthy trades that have happened between the Mariners and their current opponent.  […]

1090 The Fan–06/10/2014

Rafael Soriano in 2003 (Photo by Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Top 3 Noteworthy Trades: Mariners and Braves

Despite not having a title to show for it, the Atlanta Braves have been one of the most consistently competitive franchises in the National League for the past 25 years. Trading with the Mariners, fortunately, has had virtually nothing to do with their success.

1090 The Fan–06/03/2014

Carlos Guillen in 2001 (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Top 3 Noteworthy Trades: Mariners and Tigers

The trading history between the Mariners and Tigers favors Detroit, mostly due to the 2004 deal that sent Carlos Guillen out of the Emerald City.

1090 The Fan–05/30/2014

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