Disconnect on Mariners Trade Deadline Strategy?

I read. I watch. I listen. And the past few weeks I have read, watched and listened to a lot of folks discuss the Seattle Mariners and their trade deadline strategy. What it could be. What it should be. Why they should buy. Why they should sell. And so on. But it sounds to me like there’s a missing factor or three not being connected to the club’s current position. The Mariners are 39-39 entering play Tuesday night at Safeco Field versus the hapless Philadelphia Phillies. It just so happens…

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More Trade Ideas for the Seattle Mariners

We’re six weeks from the trade deadline and the Seattle Mariners need pitching. Not only do they need it, but they need it beyond the returning rotation trio of Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma and Drew Smyly. Another impact starting pitcher would be No. 1 on my list. By impact, I mean a proven arm capable of wearing the No. 3 tag, or at least a strong No. 4. There are going to be some of those available by July 31. For example: Jason Vargas, LHP — Kansas City Royals There’s…

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