SP Jeff Samardzija, Chicago Cubs
Jun 12, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Obviously Samardzija is not the sexiest option in the trade market but he brings experience and dependability. It would take a lot less as far as trade bait by the Mariners to bring in Samardzija because I am 90% sure that he will not be with the Cubbies after his contract is up anyway.
I for one would rather see this trade happen than one for Price/Zobrist. Better short term and long term for the Mariners. I guarantee a little taste of success would get Samardzija locked up in Seattle for 4 years.