Seattle Mariners: 5 Reasons They Fleeced Everyone in the Erik Bedard Trade

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Seattle Mariners: 5 Reasons They Fleeced Everyone in the Erik Bedard Trade
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In the Seattle Mariners' biggest trade of the 2011 deadline series, they sent Erik Bedard and Josh Fields to the Boston Red Sox in a three-way trade that also involved the Los Angeles Dodgers. In return for the pair of pitchers, they received outfielders Trayvon Robinson from the Dodgers and Chih-Hsien Chiang from the Sox.

The deal was announced just after the deadline hit at 4 p.m. on July 31, and it was the second trade in which the Mariners were involved this year.

The other sent another member of their starting rotation, Doug Fister, and reliever David Pauley to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for starting pitcher replacement Charlie Furbush, power-hitting outfielder Casper Wells and third baseman Francisco Martinez, plus a player to be named later, reportedly reliever Chance Ruffin.

The Fister trade yielded immediate gains through Furbush and Wells, but the Bedard deal should have a bigger long-term impact—especially since the Mariners got an awesome deal.

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