Mariners Trade Rumors: All The Latest And Possible Scenarios

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Jul 11, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Marlon Byrd (3) doubles to right during the sixth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies won 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

2- Marlon Byrd

Talks on this front seem all but dead. It seemed just a week ago that this may be all but a done deal. But Byrd wants Seattle to guarantee his $8M option for 2016 for waiving his no trade clause.

That right now doesn’t seem likely and talks have been put on hold.

But the veteran would be a relatively cheap option to acquire – as far as trade pieces go. Here are two of the potential deals I was hearing.

Philadelphia gets: (Class A) Gabby Guerrero

Seattle gets: Marlon Byrd

A simple one-for-one swap and the price is the nephew of Vladimir Guerrero. This deal was reported by ESPN’s Jim Bowden (subscription required) as being a fair deal. Whether the M’s are interested in letting go of the kid who is having a breakout season (.305 in 90 games with 10 homers, 65 RBIs and 14 steals in 16 attempts).

The other potential deal I heard about from a source in Philadelphia seems less and less likely now, but you never know.

Philadelphia gets: Ackley, Guerrero, (Class A) Austin Wilson

Seattle gets: Byrd, Domonic Brown

I don’t know if giving up two promising prospects and a once-promising prospect is worth acquiring an aging outfielder and another once-promising prospect.

Brown still has potential and like Ackley, may benefit from a change of scenery. But Seattle should be looking at instant improvement to the club, not potential, someday.