Mariners Insider Blog

Mariners Trade Potential Isn't Looking Up

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.

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.

As for Putz, the Mariners closer is due $9.6 million next season. That's a hindrance.