Mariners Trade Rumors: All The Latest And Possible Scenarios

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Jul 1, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy (22) pitches during the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

4- Other Trade Rumors

There have been other whispers surrounding the team. There is the possibility of the Mariners inquiring into the services of Alfonso Soriano who was recently released by the New York Yankees.

There is also Dan Uggla, who was recently released by the Atlanta Braves. There are reasons each of these players were released, but they would be low-risk, high-reward options to use at DH.

Much like Corey Hart was when the M’s signed him in the offseason. That hasn’t turned out so well, but if a deal for one of the above-mentioned players can’t get done, the team may at least look into it.

One other possible trade angle has the M’s going for San Diego Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy. Another has the M’s chasing either Matt Kemp or Scott Van Slyke from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

I think Van Slyke oddly enough, helps the team more this year. Though the potential for Kemp is much greater. Here are a few scenarios for these players.

San Diego gets: Nick Franklin, Dustin Ackley, Brandon Maurer

Seattle gets: Ian Kennedy

A deal with the Angels for Kennedy couldn’t get done because the Angels lacked the Major League-ready prospects that the Padres desired. Enter Seattle who has an outfielder, SS/2B and a SP/RP that have all seen time in the bigs and could help the Padres.

In exchange, the M’s get a legit No. 2/3-type starter to slot in after Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma. His win-loss totals are not great this year, mostly due to the fact that he is on the Padres. But he is a solid pitcher and is signed through 2016. If the Mariners can get him for that group of players, I do it.

Los Angeles gets: Nick Franklin, Dustin Ackley, James Paxton

Seattle gets: Matt Kemp and cash


Los Angeles gets: Dustin Ackley

Seattle gets: Scott Van Slyke

I’m not sure, like I said before, it would be worth it to unload the farm for Kemp, especially given the enormous salary he has. I have the trade package high in this estimate because I am assuming that the Dodgers will kick in part of the salary.

Van Slyke is a less-risky option and one that ma actually work out better for the club. Plus it reunites father and son (Andy Van Slyke is the first base coach for the Mariners). It doesn’t have the flash of the Matt Kemp trade, but it may be worth more.

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