Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The Mariners may consider trading Ichiro if the Mariners fall out of contention by the trade deadline. It would make sense, trading an all star to a team that is on the brink of making the playoffs, looking for that player to give them that next jump. Ichiro, who is in the final year of his contract, has hinted to be wanting to join the Red Sox, but that could change when he starts getting offers. Ichiro batted .322 with 9 HR, 49 RBI, and 49 SB last season. He has a career average of .331 with 61 HR and 359 RBI, all with the Mariners. Meanwhile, the Rockies may be looking to trade some of their pitchers. The Orioles have taken a serious interest in acquiring Josh Fogg and the Rockies may be willing. Furthermore, Byung-Hyun Kim is drawing interest from Oakland. The Rockies could land themselves a prospect or two if a deal is swung. Probably not the best prospect, but at least something for their future.