Jun 6, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn (44) on deck during the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Mariners: Latest Trade Rumors

We are entering the trade speculation season. With the Mariners likely as buyers this season as opposed to sellers, Mariners fans should be ready for an onslaught of rumors and other trade speculation. Here is some of the latest:

According to Fox Sports Jon Morosi, the Seattle Mariners are “expected to talk”, with the Chicago White Sox for either Adam Dunn, Alexei Ramirez and/or Dayan Viciedo. Here is Morosi’s tweet that broke the story:

Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com also tweeted that the M’s, who have scouted the South Siders recently, are intrigued by Ramirez and have had targeted Viciedo in the past:

Also, according to Fox Sports, a rival executive says the Mariners are actively seeking a player to boost their starting rotation. If they are indeed searching there is great starting pitching available in the market approaching the trade deadline. David Price, James Shields and Cliff Lee have all been linked to trade rumors and speculation lately and would all be great additions to the club.

Cubs’ ace Jeff Samardzija and teammate Jason Hammel have also been made available, but lately it seems as if the Cubs are working out an extension with Samardzija.

It will be interesting to see if Seattle makes any moves as we approach closer to the  July 31st trade deadline. The Mariners are currently 3rd in the American League West with a 42-37 record behind the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (44-33), and of course the soaring Oakland Athletics (48-30).

If the Mariners can manage to add another reliable starting pitcher to the staff and/or a reliable bat in the lineup it could help them even more in their push for the division title this season.


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  • maqman

    I hope they don’t clean out the farm for Price, Samardjiza, Hammels or Lee. There should be some second level trade opportunities we could cash in some surplus chips for. I like Brandon McCarthy (Diamondbacks), Tyson Ross (Padres) and Jason Hammel (Cubs) as possibilities.

    • Dedrick Hendrix

      Thanks for reading. Personally, I wouldn’t want a deal for Price or Samardjiza for that reason. One of the best farm systems in baseball.

  • lee cousins

    Out of the three you mention only Ramirez intrigues me, the others have limiting qualities as for the pitching I guess there are some of us wondering why we need more pitching, with Walker, and Paxton in the wings…oh by the way did you see Maurer pitch the other night, he looks like closer material to me.

    • Dedrick Hendrix

      I did see that. Thanks for reading man!

  • PieterT63

    Viciedo wouldn’t be a good match for us. Over 300+ PA’s and 23 walks with an overall .297 OBP. We need someone with a little more discipline at the plate. Dunn is entering the last years of a good career and still getting it done. Would be a good DH with power but .230 BA probably not an every day player unless we are giving up on Smoak. Be nice to get Alexei Ramirez. Great BA, OBP and power to all fields and can play infield/outfield or even DH.

    • Dedrick Hendrix

      I like Viciedo as well. Wouldn’t mind that at all. Thanks for reading man!