The Seattle Mariners could find themselves in the World Series as early as 2009. They just need to make the right trades, bring up the right players, and release some veterans.
Raul Ibanez, Miguel Cairo, Willie Bloomquist, and Kenji Johjima
Ichiro to Yankees for Phil Coke and Brett Gardener.
Jarod Washburn to Yankees for Cody Ransom and cash.
Adrian Beltre to Twins for Carlos Gomez and cash.
Eric Bedard and Jarod Wells to Rangers for Max Ramirez and cash.
JJ Putz to Brewers for cash.
Jeff Clement and cash to Reds for Jerry Hairston Jr.
Buy: James Loney from Dodgers.
Ken Griffey Jr. from White Sox.
Move: Carlos Silva to bullpen as a set-up man.
c. Max Ramirez, Jamie Burke
1b. James Loney, Bryan Lahair
2b. Jose Lopez, Tug Hullet
ss. Yuniesky Betancourt
3b. Cody Ransom, Matt Tuissappo
of. Brett Gardener
of. Carlos Gomez
of. Victor Diaz
of. Jeremy Reed
dh. Ken Griffey Jr/ once in a while switch with one of the outfielders
Utility: Jerry Hairston Jr.
sp. Phil Coke
sp. Felix Hernandez
sp. Ryan Rowland-Smith
sp. Ryan Feirberend