SodoMojo’s Top-10 Most-Viewed Mariners Stories of 2014

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Sep 21, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics designated hitter Adam Dunn (10) is hit by a pitch from Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher A.J. Burnett (34), not in picture during the third inning at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

4: The Seattle Mariners Should Be Involved in These Trade Rumors:

Only 36 games into the 2014 season, Dan was ready for the Mariners to jump on the trading block and get another piece to improve the young team.

Dan first argued for Johnny Cueto of the Reds, as:

"The Reds were three games under .500 going into Sunday’s play, six games back of Milwaukee for the NL Central division and three games out of the 2nd NL Wild-Card spot."

He was hoping the M’s could capitalize on a slow start and get a pitcher who ended up being one of the best in baseball in 2014.

Then, Dan argued for Jason Hammel of the Chicago Cubs, who was eventually traded at the deadline to the Oakland Athletics. He struggled to end the season in Northern California, but it was hard to ignore his potential boost to the Mariners rotation early in the 2014 season.

Lastly, Dan reluctantly endorsed a trade for 1B/DH Adam Dunn of the Chicago White Sox, at a time in the season where it was clear that the Mariners lacked right-handed power. Fortunately this deal never got done, as the M’s had far too many unathletic 1B/DH types on the roster.

And now, we move into our top-3 stories of 2014 here at Sodo Mojo, number three involved the fantasy impact of potential deadline trades in 2014: