Wednesday, January 16, 2013

John Jaso Gets Traded in Three Team Deal - Mariners Get Michael Morse, Again!

Yes, it's true. The Mariners opted to part ways with John Jaso today in order to give Michael Morse a reunion in the Emerald City. Jaso was one of the most productive pieces in the Mariners lineup last season and an exciting part of the organization. Morse, a former member of the Mariners has spent the last four seasons with the Nationals after being traded for Ryan Langerhans.

In essence, we gave Michael Morse away for almost nothing and to get him back we had to give up John Jaso. The downside of this is that Morse is scheduled to be a free agent after this season. That, and the Mariners now have a handful of outfielders more suited for playing first base.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Upton - On the Mariner-Go-Round

Once again the rumor mill goes around like a Merry-Go-Round and we hear Justin Upton's name linked with the Mariners again. At the beginning of the Winter Meetings there was speculation of the Mariners interest in Upton and by the end of the meetings there were talks of a possible four team trade involving the slugger.

Texas was the rumored landing spot in the deal that was supposed to tear Josh Hamilton out of Texas to ensure that he landed in Seattle. Looking back, I'm sure glad that we moved away from that deal.