Looking for trade clues in Dipoto’s past

Since arriving in Seattle, Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto has proven to be an aggressive deal maker. Thanks to his efforts, the Mariners are on the edge of contention as the club approaches the all-star break. A winning record during the first week of July has been a rare occurrence in Seattle. So, naturally, fans want the front office to aggressively pursue upgrades in the trade market. They’re tired of the franchise’s 14-season playoff drought, which happens to be the longest current streak of futility in the majors. With that…

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Outfielder Rumors: Tomas, Kemp, Bruce, Joyce

It has been a busy week for the hot stove as Russell Martin, Billy Butler, Adam LaRoche, and Jason Heyward have all found new homes. The Seattle Mariners were involved in talks with Martin before he signed a five-year, $82 million with the Toronto Blue Jays. Butler was thought to be a primary target of the M’s but ended up taking a three-year deal with the Oakland Athletics. LaRoche didn’t appear to be on Seattle’s radar at all despite the fact that the club has a need at first base…

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Potential M’s trade targets

If the Seattle Mariners wish to remain in the thick of the pennant race not only will need to get healthy but it’s clear they need to add a few pieces to the roster that presently are not members of the organization. Simply getting Justin Smoak, Michael Saunders and Corey Hart back from the disabled list will not cut it. Despite strong starting pitching thus far, it remains apparent the club also could use a starting pitcher, even with Taijuan Walker taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning for Triple-A…

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