The Seattle Mariners may be front and center at this year’s trade deadline. As a buyer.
Despite being just eight games over .500 and currently holding the fifth-best record in the American League, last night’s loss clearly shows Seattle still needs at least one other bat in the lineup.
Seattle Mariners General manager Jack Zduriencik joined The Steve Sandmeyer Show to talk about wildcards, the trade deadline, and the current roster.
The Mariners’ recent play makes it hard to say whether the team should push for a playoff spot by buying or build for the future by selling…or stay the course and not do anything at all.
Two teams have checked in on the availability of some of the Mariners’ players and were told that the team is not selling at this time, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.
CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman has made a list of the “bulls” and “bears” of the MLB trade market and several Mariners are trade bait.
If Raul Ibanez continues his hot streak and the Mariners cannot miraculously climb into contention, the 41-year-old will more than likely be dealt at the trade deadline at the end of the month.
As the Mariners approach the halfway mark of the 2013 season, they’ll have to decide whether they’ll be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. Based off what we’ve seen so far, we’re pretty confident a handful of the team’s veterans will be for sale in July.
Seattle landed Adam Kambeitz from the Saskatoon Blades and Andrew Johnson from the Moose Jaw Warriors on Thursday.