Wade Miley, trade target?

What seemed impossible just a month ago could now be reality. Contending teams reportedly have expressed interest in Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Wade Miley. According to Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune, scouts from several clubs are likely to attend Miley’s start against the Toronto Blue Jays tomorrow. Essentially, the left-hander’s start sets up as a showcase for potential buyers. Why was trade interest in the 29-year-old so improbable just a month ago? Results, or lack thereof. Just four weeks ago, Miley was coming off the disabled list (DL)…

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Potential M’s Trade Targets: Rotation

The Seattle Mariners have plenty of “depth” but Wade Miley has been a shell of himself and Felix Hernandez‘s step backward and recent disabled list stint have put more pressure on the rest of the rotation to perform. Another No. 3 or better starter changes the dynamic of the Mariners chances the final 2-3 months, and a reliable No. 4 might be of great use, too, since Nate Karns now has a new role in the bullpen and question are abound surrounding the unit as a whole. There’s more than…

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Rays, Mets reportedly interested in Franklin

Typically Spring Training rekindles some of the hot stove talk that cools off during January and February as teams are now attempting to make sense of the pieces currently on their rosters and how they’re going to fill their remaining holes. It’s been widely known that the Seattle Mariners are interested in moving Nick Franklin in a deal to improve their starting pitching or outfield since he was displaced by a certain quarter billion dollar acquisition. Currently Franklin is batting Brad Miller for the Mariners’ starting shortstop job, although many…

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