Early trade talk

Last week, Jim Bowden of ESPN and the MLB Radio Network published a list of the 30 best players who could be on the move prior to the August 1 non-waiver trading deadline and where he thinks those players fit best. For some, it’s a tad early to be discussing deals when the deadline is still two months away. Bowden realizes that too and refers to his list as “my first take of the year” on players who could be dealt. Yet, some fans — and writers — find it…

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All catcher crew

The Major League Baseball amateur draft is less the a month away and I thought that I’d take a stab at putting together an “All catcher crew” of players who were selected during the amateur draft as catchers and subsequently moved to another position before debuting in the majors.I did something similar earlier this month when I compiled an “All shortstop squad” of drafted shortstops who changed position. Once again, I was able to find enough good players to create a good lineup and – just like the shortstop list…

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Time for M’s to get ‘creative’ in search for bat

Another day comes to a close and another option for the Seattle Mariners is taken off the board. According to several reports outfielder Melky Cabrera has agreed to a three-year deal with the Chicago White Sox. It’s expected that the total dollar value of the contract will fall in the $42-43.5 million range according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. The signing comes literally hours after the Mariners were considered the favorites to sign Cabrera. Reportedly Seattle had engaged in multiple discussions with the free agent and had extended a three-year offer,…

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MLB players of the month — July

To coincide with our Seattle Mariners of the month feature, Prospect Insider will also be highlighting a couple of top performers from around the major leagues on a monthly basis as well. In June it was outfielder Mike Trout and starter Clayton Kershaw that took home the honors. Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma, and Kyle Seager took the awards for July’s M’s of the month, and as a reminder, Mariners players will not be included in these posts. Let’s take a look at who were the best of the best in July. Jayson Werth, OF, WSH —…

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