Mariners — Ichiro = Success
The Mariners need to trade Ichiro. He has no leadership, power, and he has too hefty of a paycheck for a team that lost 101 games last season.
If we trade him we can sign Adam Dunn, and have a few million to spare.
I'm guessing he would sign for 16-18 Million. That would be leadership, power, and another way to lure his former teammates Ken Griffey Jr. or Jerry Hairston Jr.
If we release Raul Ibanez, we can sign Griffey and Hairston Jr. Then trade Yuniesky Betancourt to the Royals for Billy Butler who has already been replaced by Mike Jacobs.
The next trade could be a trade of Jarrod Wells, and Roy Corcocan for Jarrod Saltalamacchia. That would be a great trade for both teams.
Trade Jarod Washburn to Yankees for prodpect(s).
Then Kenji Johjima to Reds for Cash.
The team would then look like this.
c. Jarrod Saltalamacchia
1b. Billy Butler
2b. Jose Lopez
ss. Jerry Hairston Jr.
3b. Adrian Beltre
of. Adam Dunn
of. Jeremy Reed/ Mike Wilson
of. Wladimir Balentein/ Mike Morse
of. Ken Griffey Jr.
The dh would be one of the outfielders.
Jerry Hairston Jr. can also play in the outfield whitch would mean Carlos Triunfel can get get a few games in 2009.
sp. Felix Hernandez
sp. Brandon Morrow
sp. Eric Bedard
sp. Ryan Rowland- Smith
sp. Ryan Feirberend
Move Carlos Silva to Bullpen.
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