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Trading Iwakuma could bolster Mariners' offense
Hisashi Iwakuma has been one of the best pitchers in baseball in 2013, but with a number of top prospects waiting in the wings, the Mariners best option might be to trade the Japanese export.
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  • Jizzack wrote...
    Unacceptable
    This could be the DUMBEST sports article of the year. The Mariners are flat out UNACCEPTABLE and pull off UNACCEPTABLE after UNACCEPTABLE trade. We don't need any more mediocre players on this team that we have to wait for to "blossom".
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  • dadling wrote...
    This is dumb enough for the Mariners to do !!
    Kimby has it right !! Every trade you can imagine has failed for this group. Kimby has just part of them listed. You can go back farther and see how we've stocked up the Yankee's over the years. Yes, this is such a bad idea, I'm sure the Mariners will do it !!!
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  • Truhawk wrote...
    Trade Stecker!
    Then let's do something new...keep Kuma, and get some talent in free agency..spend some money and get a decent team! I think we can g
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  • Truhawk wrote...
    Trade Stecker!
    I think we can get a bag of popcorn for him, if we throw in some cash! Then we won't be subjected to this garbage anymore! Keep the good players, spend money to add quality around them, stop being a farm team for MLB!
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  • seaboyd wrote...
    WHEN DOES IT END?????
    Every time a pro sports team starts to get comfortable and starts showing improvement, the TRADERS show up! Thank God the teams ignore them! When we get consistent winners, then we can afford to get trade happy. We have five pitchers and two of them are worth their pay. We hold our breath every time the other three show up. Saunders is over-rated and overpaid @ $6M; Harang same at an unbelievable $6M and Maurer is really still a good AAA. SO we have two pitchers to give us hope and you want to get rid of one for an unproven bat. Unproven or a gamble is what we'll get this time of year! What are you smoking???
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  • seaboyd wrote...
    TRADE, TRADE, TRADE!!!!!
    Every time I see Adam Jones in center field for the Orioles I actually get sick to my stomach! I'm looking at a Detroit starting pitcher...DOug Fister, who we let go for who? I can't remember! THEN to top it all off, last night I see a NEW Matt Tuiassosopo playing left field an batting in the mid 300's. I go over to Boston and see Mike Carp playing left field! I'm sick of watching baseball because every game available contains ex-Mariners and ARE WE BETTER OFF FOR IT. Trade during the season and you get Ritchie Sexson...remember him!!!!! I'm sick of it! I'll bet come October, someone will be saying "trade Russell WIlson!" Pathetic!
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  • alecbp wrote...
    Too funny
    I think every emotion I had in regards to this article has been adequately stated. IM SICK OF TRADES. All we do is find talent, develop said talent, have said talent distinguish himself at the major league level, THEN TRADE SAID TALENT FOR CRAP PROSPECTS! Eventually, just eventually, what a novel concept it be to actually hold on to some talent for a change.
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  • Lessmith50 wrote...
    Great Idea
    Hey everyone. He is.... what 32? with a history of arm troubles? He has maybe 2 good years left. This team is not even close to competing for anything that matters. NOTHING NIL! If .500 is good enough for you then they are close to that. MAYBE! All i keep hearing every other day is those big three we have. So I believe everything the Mariners management says (NOT!). I would trade him for more offensive prospects. Since the ones they have are not very good. Except i have one little problem with that. Its call Jacky Z! I dont trust his talent evaluation as far as i can throw him. Sure he built the farm system. That is great. But please explain me if he is this great talent evaluator then why is the MAJOR LEAGUE Team (the only one that really matters) is still struggling mightily in his 5th year at the helm? Why are they in the bottom three in offensive stats STILL?
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  • The Live Chicken wrote...
    To everyone calling Brent Stecker and idiot:
    Stop being dumb and actually take the time to read the article. They are not Stecker's ideas. The article is a regurgitation of talking points brought to life by Dave Cameron and fed by Jim Bowden. It is them that brought it up, not Brent Stecker. Nowhere in the article does Brent Stecker say that HE thinks Iwakuma should be traded. For all we know, Brent Stecker thinks that trading Iwakuma is a bad decision, but Brent Stecker is only doing his JOB in posting about notes and discussions regarding the Mariners.
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  • Ed Altizer wrote...
    Trade Iwakuma????
    IF...(notice the word is capitalized)... IF we trade Iwakuma, DO NOT trade him for prospects. Trade for a player who has shown he's made it and can give us a good BA, HR and RBI.
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