Seattle Mariners 

Potential M’s Trade Targets: Bullpen

The Seattle Mariners’ bullpen has been under fire of late, both in terms of workload and by way of criticism stemming from losing late leads and contributing to losses in heartbreaking fashion. It’s stabilized a bit over the past few weeks, thanks to the emergence of rookie Edwin Diaz and closer Steve Cishek avoid the middle of the plate versus left-handed batters. Nate Karns is part of the mix now, but another reliable, late-inning option could be critical to the club’s chances down the stretch, even if the starting rotation…

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Seattle Mariners deadline deal primer

The Major League Baseball non-waiver trading deadline is nearing and Seattle Mariners fans are anxious to see how general manager Jerry Dipoto handles the club’s roster during his first “deadline season” in Seattle. With that in mind, I’ve been doing “primers” for each American League (AL) West division club to see how the club’s rivals stack up as the August 1 trade deadline approaches. In recent days, I’ve discussed each of Seattle’s divisional rivals — the Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers. Now, it’s time to…

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Seattle Mariners 

AL West trade primer: Oakland Athletics

The Major League Baseball (MLB) non-waiver trading deadline is barreling down upon us and Seattle Mariners fans are anxious to see what general manager Jerry Dipoto does with the club’s roster during his first “deadline season” with the Mariners. With that in mind, I thought I’d provide a primer for each club in the American League (AL) West division to see where the Mariners and their divisional rivals stand as the August 1 trade deadline approaches. A word of caution though, the trade market will fluctuate greatly during the next…

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Who’s In, Who’s Out: AL Central

It’s been an eventful last several months for the teams in the American League Central division as a couple stars have packed their bags. The juggernaut that is the Detroit Tigers franchise looks poised to continue their dominance of the division despite plenty of roster turnover. The Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals look like they both have taken steps back on paper this winter, but will still provide some competition. Let’s take a look at what each club gained and lost over the winter, starting with the defending division…

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Making sense of Hart, Morrison acquisitions

The Seattle Mariners signed Corey Hart to a one-year contract Wednesday, and shortly after a report surfaced that the cub had traded right-hander Carter Capps to Miami for Logan Morrison.Both players are best suited for first base and/or designated hitter. Why did the Mariners acquire both? If you ask them, at least today, they’ll tell you they’ve just added depth, suggesting the moves do not mean Justin Smoak is now trade bait. In April, if all three players are on the roster, one of them will either be on the…

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