Seattle Mariners Offseason Summary

Below is a (perhaps depressing) summary of the Seattle Mariners’ offseason wherein I have made extensive use of the “Mariners Rumors” page at MLB Trade Rumors. Please note: I love you, Mariners Fans; I feel your pain, if you are, in fact feeling pain regarding this offseason. Something similar could be done about my Milwaukee Brewers, but the Brewers haven’t been linked to anywhere near the number of blockbuster moves (or any kind of moves) that the M’s have. And so…

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I stole this punchline from a classic FJM post.




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  1. asaw780 says:

    Still better than the Rangers’ offseason.

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  2. Choo says:

    I don’t know. All of these near-misses on bad players, bad deals and bad trades has been exciting. Like in that movie Armageddon, when Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck are dodging smaller asteroids to get to that one, big Michael Bourn asteroid.

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  3. Kyle says:

    Dancing in the streets over here.

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  4. dirck says:

    I like the Vargas for Morales deal for the Mariners . First base was a huge offensive sink hole last year .Signing Bay and Ibanez seems like a waste of time and money . Both the outfield and shortstop remain well below major league level offensively .One can hope that Ackley moves up to at least mediocrity this year .

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  5. Brent says:

    Seattle is considered an outpost. Just due to geography the travel is twice that of, say, St. Louis. The park is death to right-handed hitters, hence bringing in the fences. Until they get a big name free agent to come here it will be viewed as such. I know it’s a football reference, but until Reggie White went to the Packers no one thought of Green Bay as a destination for free agents. Reggie set the trend. The Mariners need to find their Reggie White. Hamilton wasn’t it – he didn’t want to be the “main guy”. The Mariners will have to overpay to get whoever it is, because if the offers are the same the free agent will choose Los Angeles or New York instead of coming to South Alaska.

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  6. Nik says:

    Fuckin’ Ibanez.

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  7. so many choices… end up signing bay and ibaƱez :P

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  8. Frank F says:

    Please Jack……Trade Felix and aquire Mike Stanton, Justin Upton and a boat load of high end prospects. I have yet to see one player do anything for Seattle, remember Johnson,Griffey,Ichiro, and we road the horse until there was no value left, and they either walked or became worthless.Felix has hige trade value right now. A big time player makes a good team great, aquire those type of players and then sign him back as a free agent in a few years to a great Mariner team in 2015…

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    • Birdlander says:

      Are you proposing a deal for the Marlins and the D-Backs where each of them give up their best player plus prospects for a Felix time-share?

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    • diegosanchez says:

      If there was one guy whose power would not be affected by Safeco, it’s Mike Stanton

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  9. Frank F says:

    Ahh no …How about ???? Arizona trading Upton for say Christian Yelich,Hechovaria,and Nicolino…then Seattle trading Hernandez and very little else for…..Stanton,Upton ,Jose Fernandez,Jacob Turner, Adam Conley, and Jake Marsinick…..Time Share are you kidding me……

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  10. Frank F says:

    Well Mr. Flowboy if you don’t get creative I guess we can watch King Felix win a Cy Young or 2 and continue to be the mediocre franchise we have all grown accustom with…

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    • PillsburyFlowboy says:

      there’s creative and then there’s this. first, yelich, hechavarria, and nicolino are NOT enough to get Upton. second, i believe it is not permitted to trade players that you had just acquired in a trade. could be wrong, but even then point 1 remains.

      then, you expect the cost-cutting marlins to trade Upton, Stanton (who makes less than 500,000), and whatever top prospects remain to them for a $20 MM dollar pitcher. why would they want felix? why would they want his contract? i’ll concede that it’s **creative** but it also demonstrates a complete misunderstanding of how trades work in real life. this probably wouldn’t even fly in a video game it’s so lopsided.

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      • PillsburyFlowboy says:

        scratch that. i was thinking draft picks being trade protected. point remains, no way Arizona would think twice about that package.

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  11. Just caught the website title:

    seattle-mariners-more-like-seattle-meh-riners-amirite/

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  12. Frank F says:

    Well I did not know you could not trade a player you have just aquired in a trade, You seem to understand the in’s and out’s of the trade process better than I do, I will give you that, but I do feel the prospects I stated, mabey tweeking it slightly would be enough..Upton is not exactly a perfect player, and I feel all of those guys are ready for the big leagues now. Upton is in his last year that means a rent a player value…I also think Florida gets a bad rap for ther “cost cutting”. First, they did finnish last right, second they must have some idea on when to cut players and take on rookies do to there multiple world series wins, and third King Felix in Florida = big cash for the Marlins in attendence and PR…My fictional trade would include one of our many middle infielders and Carp so it would not be too lopsided…I would just like to see those 2 bats with Seager,Montero,Morales, and Saunders…any way we can get them…..

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  13. nu? Billy Barooo says:

    Why?!?!?! Why? WHY! Why do you hate the Corn Palace so?

    What has it ever done to you?!

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