Mariners Rejected Blockbuster Three-Way Trade

by Ben Cook on August 3, 2009

According to Jeff Baker of the Seattle Times. The Red Sox, Mariners, and Padres were discussing a 3 way trade that would send Felix Hernandez to Boston and Adrian Gonzalez to Seattle. At first Boston told Seattle they could pick any of these 5 players:

RHP Clay Buchholz
RHP Daniel Bard
RHP Justin Masterson
LHP Nick Hagadone
RHP Michael Bowden
LHP Felix Doubront
OF Josh Reddick
SS Yamaico Navarro

Seattle turned the offer down and in response, Boston got the Padres involved. The offer that emerged was:

Seattle gets: Adrian Gonzalez and Clay Bucholz along with a couple more Boston specs.

Boston gets: Felix Hernandez

San Diego gets: Brandon Morrow, Phillip Aumont and Carlos Truinful (from Seattle). They would also get a couple of top prospects from the Red Sox.

But the Mariners reportedly rejected this deal as well. My question to you is, would you have done the deal if you were the GM of the Mariners?

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