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The Mariners aren’t on anyone’s trade hotline

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on July 29, 2010 at 1:18 pm with 1 Comment »
July 29, 2010 1:18 pm

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.

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  1. zombiehooliganfc says:

    “But what’s the point of paying a player to go elsewhere and getting virtually nothing back?”

    Really? So you can play other players, get people time on the field. What else are the M’s playing for? You trade these players and eat salary to get rid of dead-a players like Lopez so fans don’t have to see him play like a low-level prospect. To get rid of a dead 1B that had no business being on the team to begin with. To get rid of a closer that can’t close. (God, gettting rid of Aardsma alone will save thousands of dollars on the Safco electric bill since they could cut that idiotic sinage right before he comes out and gives up runs.)

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