Mariners Trade Deadline: An Analytical Look at Seattle’s Trade Options

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Jul 21, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; The Seattle Mariners celebrate after defeating the New York Mets at Safeco Field. Seattle defeated New York 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The trade deadline is just around the corner. The Mariners have been the name dropped most often when it comes to teams looking for upgrades ahead of a playoff race.

They have been connected with almost every offensive player thought to be available, and everyone has their opinion on which of those players would best aid the M’s down the stretch.

I am not here to tell you who you should and shouldn’t want. I have done that often enough on Twitter.

We all have opinions, and while I may feel my own are more likely to present the team with the most upgrades than others, it does not make them fact.

But in making my “decisions” I try to rely solely, or mostly, on the facts, and not my biases. I will look beyond a player being right-handed, or having perceived power, or wanting to be here. I believe this team needs value, and upgrades, where ever they can get them.

So the following will be a more statistical look at the options the Mariners have in the next couple days leading up to the deadline, followed up at the end by what I would personally like to see.