Seattle Mariners Top-10 Story Lines For 2015

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Sep 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton (8) gets congratulations from third baseman Chris Johnson (23) after scoring a run during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

8- Will the Mariners be active at the trade deadline?

It’s hard to think that far ahead right now, but with the Mariners seemingly-done making moves for the offseason, the speculation can begin on what moves the M’s will or won’t make at the deadline.

The Mariners missed out on a trade for Justin Upton – twice – and now that he is in San Diego, it seems he is less likely to be traded.

But if the Padres are unable to negotiate a contract extension with Upton prior to the July 31 trade deadline, it’s possible that they may look to move him and it shouldn’t take Taijuan Walker to get the deal done this time – if the M’s feel that they need the help.

With so much depth in the minors right now at most positions, it’s hard to picture the Mariners being too active.

One move that could be made however, ties into my No. 7 storyline and that’s whether or not Fernando Rodney will be traded.