Should the Mariners Buy, Sell or Do Nothing at the Trade Deadline? (Poll)
Feb 21, 2015; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon (21) and general manager Jack Zduriencik talk during camp at Peoria Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
The Major League Baseball trade deadline is just over a week ago, and as always, speculation is rampant about what each team is going to do on deadline day. The Seattle Mariners entered the 2015 season with high expectations, but they currently reside in the American League West cellar 95 games in. The M’s find themselves in a murky situation as July 31st approaches.
A case can be made that they should sell off players, however an equally strong case can made that they should be buyers on July 31st. Meanwhile, many people close to the team are anticipating them to do nothing, and play out the season with what they have.
Today, I will lay out the M’s options, and state the cases why selling, buying or doing nothing makes sense. I will tackle each choice individually, and be a proponent of each option I am discussing. Make sure you click through to the final slide to find out the verdict I have come to, and to cast your vote for what you believe the Mariners should do on deadline day.
I will start by discussing why it would be a good idea for the Mariners to buy on deadline day.
Next: The Reasons to Buy