It’s not quite that no one is calling the Seattle Mariners as Saturday’s trade deadline approaches.
Jack Zduriencik has taken and made calls this week, but one indication of the kind of team he’s put together in 2010 is that no one is offering much of value for anyone on the 25-man roster. Teams say they have asked about minor league talent like Michael Pineda, but that the Mariners aren’t interested.
What about David Aardsma, Casey Kotchman, Jose Lopez … ?
If Zduriencik wanted to eat salary and accept the return of a low-level prospect, he could likely move all three today. But what’s the point of paying a player to go elsewhere and getting virtually nothing back?
No one places much value on anyone Seattle is willing to move. If there’s a deal made, don’t expect to be overwhelmed.