As things currently stand in the American League West, the Seattle Mariners are more than likely out of postseason contention. They sit in fourth place, just one game above the last-place Oakland Athletics and 12 games behind the first-place Houston Astros.
The Athletics were sellers at this years’ trade deadline, getting a good mix of top prospects who have already started to prove their value to their new club. The question is, why didn’t the Mariners become sellers as well? Or was the problem that they put themselves in a position where becoming big sellers wasn’t really a possibility?
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