Dec 10, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zdurienick is interviewed by MLB Network during the MLB Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Zdurienick responded Monday to a Seattle Times story alleging total dysfunction and a lack of leadership" inside the Mariners

Mariners Holding Pattern: Winter Meetings Day 2


Day two of the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings is all but wrapped up. Charlie did a fantastic job of delaying studying for his finals to give you all live updates today.

In case you missed any of the latest, here’s a recap:


That about sums it up. There has been a whole bunch of speculating, posturing, guessing, second-guessing and third-guessing, but not a whole lot of action. Unless you are just about every other team in the league.

The highlights of Day 2 involved other teams. But here is the latest involving the Mariners.

Ken Rosenthal sent this out on Twitter:

The Dodgers are also expecting quality players in return and are willing to eat salary to get them. That bodes well for Seattle, who seems to be running out of options in the outfield as far as free agents go.

Speaking of free agent outfielders, the Mariners may be interested in bringing back Franklin Gutierrez to a one-year incentive-laden deal.

Also, the Yankees are looking to move Ichiro Suzuki and some speculated that the Mariners might trade to bring him back. Also, Logan Morrison is drawing the attention of Seattle. I wrote about Morrison as a potential trade target for the M’s about a week ago and I think it could be a good idea.

According to one source, a deal involving Nick Franklin and James Paxton could net Morrison and Marlins prospect Justin Nicolino.

As for your daily dose of David Price rumors?

This would suggest that the market is thinning for Price. If the Rays really want to move him, to get SOMETHING in return before he potentially leaves via free agency in a few years, they may be willing to lower their asking price.

The Red Sox appear to be out of Matt Kemp trade talks. Leaving the door open for Seattle. Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox are still in the hunt as well.

That’s about all for now. I will continue to keep my ear to the wall and if anything breaks tonight, I will have it for you immediately.

Thanks for reading.


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