Seattle Mariners 

2012 deadline deals in retrospect

Last June, I wrote a piece reflecting on several non-waiver deadline deals made in July 2011. My rationale for looking back so far was simple. Most of these trades involve prospects who are years away from reaching the majors — assuming they ever do. Since I enjoyed picking away at those old trades last year, I thought I’d do it again and put several 2012 deadline deals under the microscope this time. There weren’t many sexy moves that year, but I chose a few that I found interesting. I hope…

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Seattle Mariners 

Could M’s match up with champs?

The Boston Red Sox may still be celebrating their 2013 World Series title, but GM Ben Cherington and his staff are already focused on what 2014 will look like. It’s incredibly early in the offseason and free agency is still just days old, but that hasn’t stopped the Red Sox from garnering a lot of attention. Their rumored interest in Carlos Beltran and potential negotiations with free agents such as Mike Napoli are interesting, yes, but the most intriguing item to watch as of now is their rumored interest in free agent…

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