Should Mariners Be Buyers?The Major League Baseball trading deadline is quickly approaching and – as is the case every July – speculation is rampant about potential deals that could happen between now and the July 31 cutoff date
Trumbo A Streaky Hitter?Yesterday, Mike Ferrin from MLB Radio Network’s Power Alley spent a few minutes as a guest on The Steve Sandmeyer Show
2011 Deadline Deals In RetrospectOn August 12 of 1987, the Detroit Tigers were just one and one-half game behind the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East division and were intent on improving their odds of catching Toronto. Back in those days, there was a heightened sense of urgency in finishing first place because there were only two divisions in each league and no wild card berths.
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Mariners Attempt To Upgrade OffenseThe Seattle Mariners made an incremental move designed to upgrade their disappointing offense by trading for Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder/first baseman Mark Trumbo
Prospect Insider: M's Rotation Depth NecessaryProspect Insider's Luke Arkins demonstrates why the Seattle Mariners' rotation depth is not only a good thing, but key to their potential success.
Prospect Insider: Profiling Jon LesterJon Lester could conceivably be of interest to the Seattle Mariners despite a hefty price tag.
Prospect Insider: Profiling Max ScherzerMax Scherzer is among the top free agents this winter, and one of just two No, 1 starting pitchers. What are the chances the Mariners have interest in the right-hander? What might Scherzer cost in terms of dollars and commitment?
Prospect Insider: Up-The-Middle OptionsProspect Insider's Tyler Carmont discusses the free agent hitters that play up the middle.
Churchill: Hanley Ramirez Not Ideal For SeattleAs expected, the Seattle Mariners have been linked to free agent Hanley Ramirez. He's a player the club has had some level of interest in for a few years, and understandably so, he hits. He's also right-handed and plays shortstop, so on the surface he sounds like a fantastic fit for any team that doesn't have a present-and-future stalwart at the position.
Churchill: Potential Trade Fits For M'sThe Seattle Mariners' pursuit of offense and perhaps a few key ancillary pieces is likely to come from three distinct avenues; free agency, of course, in-house progress and trades.
Prospect Insider: Free Agent Corner BatsThe free agent market isn't deep but it does boast some intriguing names as the Seattle Mariners look to add to their starting lineup.