Seattle Mariners: 5 Realistic Moves the Team Could Make at the Trade Deadline

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Seattle Mariners: 5 Realistic Moves the Team Could Make at the Trade Deadline
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Let's face it—after enduring a 17-game losing streak spanning through most of July, the Seattle Mariners find themselves dead-last in their division by a landslide, a position they have become all too familiar with for most of the past decade.

That said, the M's went from being a potential buyer at the deadline (big bat, anyone?) to a sure seller. If one considers Seattle's surprisingly competitive first half of the season to be an anomaly, then perhaps it is almost for the better that they are in sell mode.

There's a better chance the Mariners hang onto their young, rising prospects and part ways with aging veterans to contenders that need a rental. Perhaps in doing so, they pick up a few more prospects who end up proving to play a significant role in Seattle's rebuilding process.

While it seems highly unlikely that the Mariners will be dealing prospects for any type of legitimate bat in the next 48 hours, I have compiled a list of five trade scenarios they might be inclined to explore, ones that would be realistic and could possibly benefit both sides. 

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