Seattle Mariners Trade News: Top 3 Reasons Why the M's Rocked the Trade Deadline

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Seattle Mariners Trade News: Top 3 Reasons Why the M's Rocked the Trade Deadline
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At the beginning of the season, and even through the first couple of months, most of us expected the Mariners to compete in the division and thus need to trade for a veteran slugger at the end of July. However, a historic streak dramatically changed things for the 2011 Mariners.

No longer are they in position to make a playoff run, so it isn't worth spending a lot on a big hitter who could only benefit the team in the near future.

With that plan out of the picture, the Mariners reverted to the grand scheme that was put in place not so long ago. Most of us know this as "rebuilding": tearing down the ramshackle foundation Bill Bavasi spent five years constructing and creating a new, stronger base from promising, young athletes. It is a long and painful process, but the reward is worth the wait—at least that's what we're told.

Before I go into the evaluation section, here's a look at what the Mariners actually did in the days leading up to the trade deadline.

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