Mariners Make Big Moves For The Future.

Braeden SmythContributor IJuly 29, 2009

PITTSBURGH - APRIL 13:  Jack Wilson #2 of the Pittsburgh Pirates gets ready infield during the Opening Day game against the Houston Astros at PNC Park on April 13, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)


Today marked the Trade Deadline for Major League Baseball. The Mariners scored some key acquisitions to bolster their lineup for the playoffs. The Mariners acquired Shortstop Jack Wilson and Ian Snell for Jeff Clement,Ronny Cedeno,Aaron Pribanic,Brett Lorin and Nathan Adcock.

The Mariners gained a gold glove Shortstop and a future #2 starter. The Mariners also recieved Right Handed Pitcher Robert Manuel from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for one of their veteran outfielder Wladamir Balentien. Manuel has pitched 4.1 innings and has a 0.00 ERA with 2 Strikeouts and 5 hits against him.

Overall the Mariners shaped up their team to be one of the top teams in the AL West. Hopefully the Mariners new acquisitions can provide some bats and some pitching to lead the M's to a victory.