Good Tuesday morning, welcome to another edition of SoDo Sunrise.
There was a lot going on teams in the AL West on Monday. Of course, the biggest news of the recent week was the deal Max Scherzer agreed to with the Washington Nationals.
Let’s take a look at the latest from the M’s and news makers around the division.
Mariners are no stranger to the deferred contract
With the Scherzer signing, more importantly, with the news that half of the money will be deferred and paid out for the seven years after the contract, we took a look at other deferred contracts.
Including one that the Mariners will have to start paying on soon.
Rangers improve Pitching Staff with trade for Gallardo
The Seattle Mariners seem content with the pieces they have – at least for now. Meanwhile, the teams in the AL West keep improving themselves further.
The Texas Rangers traded for SP Yovani Gallardo. And as Colin Holmes over at Nolan Writin’ reports, the Rangers could actually have five legitimate big league pitchers take the hill in 2015.
Cubs acquire Dexter Fowler from Astros
Straily, a Springfield, Oregon native, was acquired by the Cubs in the deal that sent Jeff Samardzija to Oakland. Now, he comes back to the AL West to add more depth to the Astros rotation.
Fowler is a free agent after 2015. Mariners fans are probably happy to see him back in the NL, for now.
Top Options for Mariners to wrap up offseason
Nathanial Reeves at Bleacher Report offers up some suggestions as to how the Mariners can put a nice tidy bow on this offseason.
Reeves offers up a trade suggestion and two free agent signings (names you are familiar with) that would add depth and help to answer some of the moves that have been made recently by the Astros and Rangers.