August 10, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners catcher John Jaso (27) rounds the bases after he hits a three run home run in the third inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Where We Go From Here Part 2

The trade dealine snuck right up on us, tantalizing fans with dementia and halucinations of promising additions to a uneventful baseball team. Regardless of the deals that were or weren’t there, or the demands of our General Manager…Blah, blah, blah. Sound familiar? That’s because you read it two days ago.

We’re simply here to revisit the outlook of this team for 2013 and delve into some national league trade options.

Seattle Mariners Option Number 1 Option Number 2 Option Number 3 Option Number 4 Option Numiber 5
Starting 1 Felix Hernandez N/A N/A N/A N/A
Starting 2 Jason Vargas N/A N/A N/A N/A
Starting 3 Erasmo Ramirez Blake Beavan Danny Hultzen Hector Noesi N/A
Starting 4 Blake Beavan Danny Hultzen Hector Noesi Free Agent/ Trade James Paxton
Starting 5 Danny Hultzen Hector Noesi Free Agent/ Trade James Paxton Andrew Carraway
Catcher John Jaso Jesus Montero Free Agent/ Trade Free Agent/ Trade N/A
1st Base Free Agent/Trade Justin Smoak Mike Carp Dustin Ackley Jesus Montero
2nd Base Dustin Ackley Kyle Seager N/A N/A N/A
Short Stop Brendan Ryan Free Agent/Trade Nick Franklin Carlos Triunfel N/A
3rd Base Kyle Seager Free Agent/Trade Alex Liddi  Vinnie Catricala Nate Tenbrink
Right Field Casper Wells Michael Saunders Eric Thames Carlos Peguero Daren Ford
Center Field Franklin Gutierrez Michael Saunders N/A N/A N/A
Left Field Eric Thames Free Agent/ Trade Daren Ford Carlos Peguero Free Agent/ Trade
Relief Corps Charlie Furbush N/A N/A N/A N/A
Relief Corps Lucas Luetge Mauricio Robles N/A N/A N/A
Relief Corps Shawn Kelley Chance Ruffin N/A N/A N/A
Relief Corps Oliver Perez Forrest Snow N/A N/A N/A
Relief Corps Carter Capps Logan Bawcom N/A N/A N/A
Relief Corps Stephen Pryor N/A N/A N/A N/A
Closer Tom Wilhelmsen Stephen Pryor Carter Capps N/A N/A

Once again this scenario still has the Mariners cutting ties with Hisashi Iwakuma, Munenori Kawasaki, Miguel Olivo, Kevin Millwood, and Chone Figgins. This scenario also lives under the assumption that the Mariners will find options to replace both Justin Smoak and Mike Carp. The Mariners are likely to use the offseason to acquire Major League ready, proven but young, impact bats with 1st base, 3rd base, and one of the corner outfield gaining the most intense focus.

Without further delay, lets take a look at the National League trade options.

 

Atlanta

Miami

New York

  • R.A Dickey (Availability in question)
  • Jon Niese
  • Ike Davis
  • Daniel Murphy (Not particularly an impact bat, but a great addition)
  • Kirk Nieuwenhuis (Not particularly an impact bat, but a great addition)

Philadelphia

Washington

Chicago

Cincinnati

Houston

Milwaukee

Pittsburgh

St. Louis

Arizona

Colorado

Los Angeles

San Diego

San Fransisco

 

There are other players that are available, but are you really willing to give up King Felix, because that is the price tag for those kind of players. There is one player I would even consider trading Felix for right now and that is Mike Trout and I can guarantee irrevocably that he and Bryce Harper are the only two untouchable players in the game right now.  Be prepared to lose a few pieces in the process of acquiring one of these impact bats. James Paxton, Carter Capps, Phillips Castillo, Vinnie Catricala, and pretty much any prized player outside of Jack’s list of untouchables and Jesus Montero will be up for grabs. I’m really looking forward to the tricks Jack has up his sleeve this winter.

 

 

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