This is a word that is used all too often in several Seattle sports circles, especially with the Mariners.
Many could argue that the Seattle Mariners have had some of the greatest players in the game on that roster.
Names like Randy Johnson, Alex Rodriguez, and of course The Kid himself have graced a Mariner uniform.
No one can forget 1995 and the "Refuse to Lose" craze that swept the Northwest. No one can forget the record-tying 116-win season in 2001.
With all of the great memories that they have left us, the ones that seem to stick with the Mariner faithful are those of departures and the anguish that follows.
As the July 31 trade deadline approaches, here is a look at the five defining moves in Seattle Mariners history.
Relief pitching was a major concern for the Mariners during most of the 1990s and the 1997 season was no different.
So, at the trade deadline, Seattle made a move that is seen as one of the worst trades in recent baseball memory.
They packaged Derek Lowe and Jason Varitek and sent them off to Boston for relief pitcher Heathcliff Slocumb.
Although Slocumb was instrumental in helping Seattle win the AL West during that 1997 season, that was about the only highlight during his tenure in the Northwest.
Derek Lowe went on to have a successful career with the Red Sox.
In 2000, he had 42 saves as the Boston closer. Following sometime as a middle reliever with the Sox, Lowe cemented his place in the starting rotation.
Throughout his career, he has posted an ERA lower then 4.00, has pitched a no-hitter, and was named to two All-Star rosters.
And above all else, he and Varitek won a championship ring in 2004.
Varitek is the poster boy for consistency and longevity.
The career numbers will not blow you away (174 HR 693 RBI), but his leadership should as he was named the captain of the Red Sox.
Needless to say, this was one of the moves that left Mariners fans in disbelief.
And the list has only just begun.
In the winter of 1993, the Mariners lost one of baseball's greats and a future Hall of Famer in Omar Vizquel.
The trade brought Felix Fermin, Reggie Jefferson, and cash to Seattle.
Looking at this on paper, and on the field, it is another head-scratcher, at best.
Fermin provided Seattle with one solid season until injuries forced the second baseman to retire in 1996.
Reggie Jefferson was brought in as a designated hitter, but fell well below the expectations that the Mariners had set for him.
Vizquel on the other hand was just beginning his great career.
The shortstop was critical to the Cleveland Indians and their several playoff appearances in the 1990s.
He made spectacular plays at shortstop routine, earning him 11 career gold gloves.
Vizquel has also gone on to attend three All-Star games ('98, '99, '02).
He said it wasn't about the money.
But at the end of the day, Alex Rodriguez signed the largest contract in sports history and left a city deceived and angered.
When A-Rod took over as the full time shortstop for the Seattle Mariners in 1996, he helped stop the "what ifs" over Omar Vizquel.
He would go on to win a batting title, and very nearly the MVP, that season.
The 2000 season ended just like many others earlier in his career. Alex had filled up the stat sheet once again and was named to his fourth All-Star game.
No one could overlook the fact that with all of the great things he had done for the organization, it was now time for him to get paid.
Free agent money beat out any love or loyalty the city of Seattle had shown him as the young star left for the Texas Rangers.
Although his recent admission of steroid use has clouded Rodriguez's career, no one can argue what he has accomplished.
He is a ten-time Silver Slugger Award winner, a 12-time All-Star, a three-time AL MVP, and twice he has won a Gold Glove Award.
He will be booed any time he returns to Safeco Field, but the void he left behind screams louder than any fan discourse.
During the 1998 season, the Mariners knew that keeping Randy Johnson would be difficult due to their payroll at the time.
With few other choices, Seattle traded away the Big Unit at the deadline to the Houston Astros.
In return, the Mariners received Freddy Garcia, Carlos Guillen, and John Halama.
Like previous trades in team history, the return never measured up to what was lost.
Garcia provided Seattle with two solid seasons, and two All-Star appearances in 2001 and 2002, but nothing more after that.
Carlos Guillen was a solid young talent, but he too would be traded away before the Mariners could see his potential (like three All-Star appearances with Detroit).
The résumé for Randy Johnson speaks for itself.
He has won the Cy Young award five times, his first one being in the Northwest.
The ten-time All-Star joined a prestigious club of pitchers earlier this season when he won his 300th game with the San Francisco Giants.
From a perfect game in 2004, to a no hitter in 1990, to a World Series Championship in 2001, Randy Johnson has done it all in his career.
For Seattle fans, they just wish it was with their squad.
In the history of sporting events in Seattle, this one rivals only the loss of the Supersonics.
"The Kid" began his baseball career as the first round selection of the Seattle Mariners in 1987.
Griffey crashed onto the scene in the spring of 1989 and never looked back.
Known for having the sweetest swing in baseball, Junior quickly became the face of the franchise, the city and baseball.
He was named All-Star an amazing 13 times. But his play in center field was just as exciting, as he scaled walls time after time in the Kingdome on the way to ten career Gold Gloves.
Nothing is forever, so following the 1999 season, Griffey asked to be traded so he could be closer to his family in Cincinnati.
The request was granted, and in return, Seattle got outfielder Mike Cameron with pitchers Brett Tomko and Antonio Perez.
Mike Cameron did his best to live up to the bill as the Mariners did not miss a beat defensively with him at center field.
This story does have a fairytale ending though.
Griffey, a free agent following last season, brought the buzz back to the Northwest as he signed with the Mariners for the 2009 season.