Dealing prospects is a timing issue for Mariners

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Dealing prospects is a timing issue for Mariners
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I had a chance yesterday to listen to Jack Zduriencik's appearance on the ESPN 710 "Hot Stove League" Show. You can find the podcast here, along with a summary from Shannon Drayer. Zduriencik is pretty clearly trying to lower expectations of a blockbuster trade involving the Mariners' top prospects. Taken in tandem with the removal of Josh Hamilton as an option, the opportunities for the Mariners to do something dramatic appear to be shrinking down to Nick Swisher or Michael Bourn (or, if you want to be really bold, to Swisher and Michael Bourn).

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