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Many Trades of the Day: Mariners

Posted on: June 19, 2008 5:56 pm

The Mariners are in need of desprate help so in this special blog normally three trades of the day it will be many trades/ moves

1. Release Richie Sexson, Miguel Batista, Jarrod Washburn, and Carlos Silva

  • Why the Mariners do it? Sexson is 33 and out of his prime. he has a big contract and a no-trade clause. And all the Pitchers are extremely overpaid

2. Mariners trade J.J. Putz  to Cleveland for Jeremy Sowers and Prospects OF Brad Snyder and IF Michael Aubrey.

  • Why the Mariners do it? it gives them A young Starting pitcher (Sowers) to pitch 3rd behind Hernandez and Bedard. Unloads  Putz's big contract and allows many prospects to compete for closers job. Also get a pair of prospects
  • Why the Tribe do it? gives them very much needed bullpen help.

3. Mariners trade Prospects OF Brain Snyder, IF Michael Aubrey, and Reliever Mark Lowe to the Reds for Ken Griffey Jr.

  • why the Mariners do it? gives them back a fan favorite and a good bat at DH.
  • why the Reds do it? unloads griffeys big contract and gives them a trio of young players

4. Mariners trade Jose Vidro to the White Sox for Octavio Dotel

  • why the Mariners do it? Unload Vidro's big salary and get a temporary closer till there prospects develop.
  • Why the Sox do it? they Get a second Baseman which they desperately needed.

5. Mariners trade Adrian Beltre to the Phillies for Shane Victorino and Chad Durbin

  • Why the Mariners do it? they get a Centerfeilder while they also unload Beltre
  • Why the Phillies do it? get a power hitting third baseman to hit 6th behind Utley Howard and Burell

6. Sign Freddy Garcia

  • why the Mariners do it? they give Garcia a 3year deal to return to Seattle and Pitch 3rd

That would make the Mariners Line-up look like this:

  1. Ichiro RF
  2. Jose Lopez 2B
  3. Shane Victorino CF
  4. Ken Griffey Jr. DH
  5. Raul Ibanez LF
  6. Jeff Clemente 1B
  7. Kenji Johjima C
  8. Yuniesky Betancourt SS
  9. Willie Bloomquist 3B

The Starting rotation will be:

  1. Felix Hernandez
  2. Eric Bedard
  3. Freddy Garcia
  4. Brandon Morrow
  5. Jeremy Sowers
Category: MLB
Tags: Mariners
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