As of this moment, Jarrod Washburn remains a Mariner, and general manager Jack Zduriencik is down on the field talking to - no, not another GM - a radio host from Toronto.
Washburn, talking about 90 minutes ago, said he was open to a contract extensiond and wouldn't speculate on trade rumors.
"Whenever I get a gut feeling, the opposite happens, so I don't go with those," Washburn said. "I don't get up in the morning and Google my name, either - everyone else does that and then tells me what's happening.
"My dad called this morning and said, 'I hear you've been traded to Milwaukee.' I told him, 'Dad, don't you remember last year?' This happens every season. You're better off just going about your business. I'm planning on starting tomorrow night against Toronto."
The Mariners have precious few chips to throw into the big game that is the July 31 trade deadline. Two of those are off the table now, with Adrian Beltre and Erik Bedard on the disabled list.
Another possibility, veteran Russell Branyan, hasn't drawn interest - and the Mariners need more bats, not fewer of them.
Similarly, conversations about players like Bandon Morrow, Jeff Clement and other 'prospects' hold no great return for Seattle, even if packaged.
If Zduriencik deals, he wants to improve the team, not just shuffle the pieces.
As for the Washburn rumors, they remain just that. Washburn to Milwaukee for shortstop J.J. Hardy? The jury is out on that one - with some scouts shaking their heads.
"A solid starter for an average shortstop who has the team's best prospect behind him, ready to play? If they can't do better, they should keep him," one scout said today.
And, they may.
Zduriencik is listening and thinking - a good combination in a GM. No matter what scouts from other teams say, he will listen to his own, make his best call and follow up on it.
For now, Washburn is a Mariner.