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 MarinersOption Number 1Option Number 2Option Number 3Option Number 4Option Numiber 5
Starting 1Felix HernandezN/AN/AN/AN/A
Starting 2Jason VargasN/AN/AN/AN/A
Starting 3Erasmo RamirezBlake BeavanDanny HultzenHector NoesiN/A
Starting 4Blake BeavanDanny HultzenHector NoesiFree Agent/ TradeJames Paxton
Starting 5Danny HultzenHector NoesiFree Agent/ TradeJames PaxtonAndrew Carraway
CatcherJohn JasoJesus MonteroFree Agent/ TradeFree Agent/ TradeN/A
1st BaseFree Agent/TradeJustin SmoakMike CarpDustin AckleyJesus Montero
2nd BaseDustin AckleyKyle SeagerN/AN/AN/A
Short StopBrendan RyanFree Agent/TradeNick FranklinCarlos TriunfelN/A
3rd BaseKyle SeagerFree Agent/TradeAlex Liddi Vinnie CatricalaNate Tenbrink
Right FieldCasper WellsMichael SaundersEric ThamesCarlos PegueroDaren Ford
Center FieldFranklin GutierrezMichael SaundersN/AN/AN/A
Left FieldEric ThamesFree Agent/ TradeDaren FordCarlos PegueroFree Agent/ Trade
Relief CorpsCharlie FurbushN/AN/AN/AN/A
Relief CorpsLucas LuetgeMauricio RoblesN/AN/AN/A
Relief CorpsShawn KelleyChance RuffinN/AN/AN/A
Relief CorpsOliver PerezForrest SnowN/AN/AN/A
Relief CorpsCarter CappsLogan BawcomN/AN/AN/A
Relief CorpsStephen PryorN/AN/AN/AN/A
CloserTom WilhelmsenStephen PryorCarter CappsN/AN/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.



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)








St. Louis



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.