Should the Mariners Buy, Sell or Do Nothing at the Trade Deadline? (Poll)

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Jul 12, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; General view of Safeco Field during the fourth inning of a game between the Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports


I believe the Mariners would be wise to listen to offers on players at the trade deadline, but I am not in favor of rebuilding right now. This is the most competitive group of players the M’s have had in years, and I do not think I can take another teardown. However, I am on board with re-tooling slightly.

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This team has been poorly constructed by management. They appeared to have very few flaws prior to opening day, but their problems have been exposed during the first half of the season. Seattle has plenty of power, but they are awful when it comes to hitting for average and getting on base. The bullpen is not nearly as strong as originally anticipated, and that will need to be addressed in the offseason. Speed is another key ingredient missing from the 2015 Mariners.

I would not be afraid to pull the trigger on a deal if you get some intriguing offers for players like Austin Jackson and J.A. Happ. I would be thrilled if someone was desperate enough to take Kuma, or Fernando Rodney or Dustin Ackley off my hands. However, Jack Z will be run out of town if he trades the farm for a rental player. I could see a couple small additions or subtractions, but I do not expect any significant moves to be made by the Mariners this year.

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