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