Everyone who likes to play general manager has an idea for the Seattle Mariners just now - from trading Erik Bedard to moving J.J. Putz.
Reality isn't helping.
Jarrod Washburn had been pitching well of late, but hasn't look particularly effective in Kansas City.
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Bedard, meanwhile, hasn't pitched since July 4, and no one is certain when he'll pitch again.
The sore shoulder that's sidelined him has forced the Mariners to schedule him as the No. 5 starter after the All-Star break, and they insist there's no guarantee he'll be ready by then.
Go ahead, try trading a pitcher who's been sidelined three times this year by injuries to his hip, back and shoulder.
As for Putz, the Mariners closer is due $9.6 million next season. That's a hindrance.