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2010 Seattle Mariners Offseason Plan

I'll admit this is mostly speculation, but there is quite a lot of reasoning behind my ideas. This is just free writing my ideas, so here it is, my 2010 Seattle Mariners offseason plan.

1. Swap Brandon Morrow and JJ Hardy. Morrow is expendable given our pitching depth, and Hardy has a great glove and a very potent bat.

2. Trade Bryan Lahair, Jose Lopez, Jason Vargas, Ryan Langerhans, and Carlos Peguero to the Florida Marlins for Jorge Cantu, Ricky Nolasco, and a B-type prospect.

3. Trade Jorge Cantu and Randy Messanger to the Twins for Nick Blackburn.

4. Sign Scott Podsednick to a $2.5 million, one-year deal.

5. Sign Ken Griffey Jr. to a $1.25 million deal with $4 million in performance incentives.

6. Sign Adrian Beltre to a $27 million, three-year deal.

7. Sign Russell Branyan to $10 million over two years.

8. If signing Griffey fails, sign Nick Johnson to $9 million deal.

9. Extend Felix Hernandez and Franklin Gutierrez to $90 million over six years.

 

Here's how the roster would look if these aforementioned deals happened.

C. Adam Moore

1B. Russell Branyan

2B. Matt Tuiasosoppo

3B. Adrian Beltre

SS. JJ Hardy

RF. Ichiro Suzuki

CF. Franklin Gutierrez

LF. Michael Saunders

DH. Ken Griffey Jr.

SP. Felix Hernandez

SP. Ricky Nolasco

SP. Ryan Rowland-Smith

SP. Nick Blackburn

SP. Ian Snell

CL. David Aardsma

RP. Mark Lowe

RP. Shawn Kelley

RP. Phillippe Aumont

RP. Chris Jakubauskas

RP. Nick Hill

RP. Carlos Silva

 

Bench:

Rob Johnson

Scott Podsednick

Bill Hall

Jack Hannahan

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