Seattle Mariners 

Potential M’s Trade Targets: Outfielders

Offense is one area Seattle Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto should not be overly aggressive this summer, though it’s conceivable an upgrade could fall into their laps. Defense should be a major part of the decision to add another outfielder, however, and if that player offers more at the plate, that’s gravy. The Mariners’ shortcomings all are about run prevention. The club’s pitching staff has been serviceable, ranking No. 9 in the American League in Fielding Independent Pitching and No. 10 in Win Probability Added. The rotation ranks No. 7 and…

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Seattle Mariners 

Nook Nacks — All-Stars and Assets

I don’t think Trade Deadline Day is Baseball Christmas — that has to be either Opening Day or the World Series. It might be Baseball Easter, but you’d have to make some sort of rising from the dead connection, and that feels like a stretch. I think if you’ve got to pick a Judeo-Christian calendar holiday to compare Deadline Day to (and you have to) it’d be Halloween. First, and most importantly, both days are primarily fun. You don’t have to pile in a car and drive the two hours…

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