Sometimes during a long season, like the one the Seattle Mariners are having, it becomes clear that certain players need to move on. There are times when people are just having a down year, and you suspect they will rebound in the future. Or, there are situations where the player is not putting up great numbers, but they have displayed great potential for the future.
Obviously, some roster moves are more difficult than others. When you have a player that signed an expensive multi-year deal, they may be hard to move when they are not performing on the field.
A few months ago I would have put Ichiro on this list, but Seattle already took care of that potentially awkward situation.
The Mariners are not in a position where they can cast off a lot of assets because, frankly, they do not have a bevy of stars.
However, there are a few players that are not a great fit for the future. Whether Seattle can get rid of them is another story.
Here are five players on the Seattle Mariners that need to go.