Sodo Mojo Mariners Podcast #13: Trades? What Trades?

SEATTLE, WA - JULY 30: The 'Maple Grove' fan sections cheers for starting pitcher James Paxton
SEATTLE, WA - JULY 30: The 'Maple Grove' fan sections cheers for starting pitcher James Paxton /

We are back with episode 13 of the Sodo Mojo Mariners Podcast. On this episode we tackle the trade deadline, and all the moves General Manager Jerry Dipoto completed leading up to the deadline.

On Episode 13 (click the link to listen), we break down the Mariners acquisitions of David Phelps, Marco Gonzales, and Erasmo Ramirez. How did we feel about each trade individually? And is the organization in a better place today now that these trades went down?

Speaking of trades, why didn’t the M’s make any at the deadline? In what seemed to be a buyers market, Seattle did nothing. What move would you have liked to see them make?

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We also discuss the value of prospects. Mariners twitter threw a fit when it was suggested that the Mariners could send a package of players, including top prospect Kyle Lewis. The argument seemed to center on the idea that the farm system was so bad, that you could not give up your best chip in it.

How much of this is a reaction the questionable Tyler O’Neill for Marco Gonzales deal? What is Kyle Lewis really worth to the M’s the next 2-3 years?

Finally, we break down the odds of Seattle winning one of the Wild Card spots. With the Yankees, Rays, Royals, and Red Sox all making deals to seemingly get better, did the M’s do enough to keep up? What record this week against the Rangers and Royals makes this a successful week?

Next: Mariners complete unlikely comeback, beat Rangers

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