3 savvy deadline deals to propel Mariners to AL West crown

The MLB Trade Deadline is fast approaching and the Mariners are in position to add to a roster that has some serious flaws.
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Striking up a deal with an underachieving AL East club for Yimi Garcia

M's fans dreamed about a four-deep high-leverage unit, which included Andres Munoz, Gregory Santos, Matt Brash, and Ryne Stanek. Unfortunately, Brash is out for the season, reports have Santos making his Mariners' debut in June, and Stanek has had an uneven season. Add the fact that Taylor Saucedo is out for an extended period with a knee issue, and this team is in desperate need of some late-inning reinforcements. This urgent situation calls for immediate action, making the audience aware of the team's current challenges. 

Could the Mariners call up the Blue Jays to try and acquire Yimi Garcia?

The 33-year-old reliever currently is top the leaderboards amongst qualified American League relievers in 0.47 ERA (3rd), 0.58 WHIP (1st), .082 BAA (1st), and 100 LOB % (1st). Those stellar numbers could solidify the backend of manager Scott Servais' bullpen and ultimately help take pressure off a seemingly overworked Andres Munoz. Garcia's age and impending free agency shouldn't drive up the cost of a possible trade package. 

A prospect in the 20-30 range should get Garcia in a Mariners' jersey. We send righthanded pitchers Walter Ford and Alberto Rodriguez to Toronto in this scenario.