水手現在的處境很尷尬，大家都認為水手應該要當個賣家，乖乖的重建，但是戰績卻「意外」的有機會爭奪西區王座，加上重要的交易籌碼：Erik Bedard、Adrian Beltre、Yuniesky Betancourt、Endy Chavez，又紛紛受傷，讓Zduriencik少了許多運作的空間。不過Jarrod Washburn今年表現突出，還是有機會賣個好價位。
Why he's available: He's a left-handed power hitter who attracted interest on the trade market last winter.
Will he go? Possible, but only if he can net the Tigers a more proven offensive boost.
Where might he go? The Mariners and Pirates were among teams believed to have interest in him last offseason, but neither have what Detroit needs. Colorado could be more likely if the Rockies decide to deal supporting bats.
Why he's available: The organization has just about reached the limit with the lack of focus from the talented but underachieving 27-year-old. He looks like a Gold Glove winner one play and a clueless rookie on the next play.
Will he go? A lot depends on how quickly he heals from a hamstring injury. His contract status would make it easier to move him, but his mental lapses on offense and defense could scare teams away.
Where might he go? Best bet would be to send him to a building team, not a contending team.
Why he's available: If the Mariners fall out of the playoff picture it would hasten the organization's decision to part ways with the left-hander whose durability has been shaky at best during his brief career in Seattle. He's also eligible for free agency at the end of the season.
Will he go? Not if the Mariners are in the playoff hunt as the Trade Deadline nears. A healthy Bedard is something the team needs to compete for a postseason spot and the new regime would be hard-pressed to get rid of a quality arm if it hurts their playoff chances.
Where might he go? The Phillies certainly could use another starter and being on the East Coast would seem to improve their chances of keeping the lefty beyond this season. Another possibility is the Blue Jays, believed to be the team Bedard, a native of Canada, would most like to sign with in free agency.
Why he's available: There is starting pitching depth in the organization to begin with and Washburn enters the final months of a four-year contract. He is pitching better this season than any of his other three with Seattle, but has received the lowest run support of anyone. He would fit in well with a team that has a quality offense.
Will he go? He almost went to the Twins at the Trade Deadline last year, but the club president nixed the agreed-in-principle swap. That wouldn't happen with new GM Jack Zduriencik calling the shots. Washburn could end up with a pennant contender for a promising young hitter.
Where might he go? The Brewers sure could use a veteran starting pitcher and they have some quality hitters that might be available. There could be a match there and the Z-man is extremely familiar with the Milwaukee organization.
7/1 Trade Rumor Of The Day* @USSM
The Mariners, running a close third in the American League West, will probably wait about two weeks before moving definitively on the trade market.
Already, though, they have engaged in preliminary discussions with the Padres about third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff, according to one source with knowledge of the talks.
The person added that the chances for a deal — at this point, at least — are not strong. But San Diego officials have made clear to other clubs that Kouzmanoff is available.
從運動家換來Jack Hannahan，要補上Adrian Beltre的位置。守備型的球員，打擊方面並不令人期待，不過正如運動家農產品的特性，打擊很有耐心，平均每個打席要耗掉投手4.1球。