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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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Joseph Beck jr August 3, 2009 at 9:39 pm

no I would not have done the trade.

Ben Cook August 3, 2009 at 9:56 pm

I’m with Joseph on this one. King Felix is already performing really well in the bigs & he’s younger than Buchhoz. While Gonzalez would be nice, heavy hitting 1b’ers aren’t nearly as rare as top of the rotation young starters.

Scott Whale August 3, 2009 at 10:21 pm

No way. In JZ we trust!

Leo Rourk August 5, 2009 at 9:41 am

What I heard was that the Dodgers offered Russel Martin,Loney and a minor league pitcher for Adrian Gonzo and Bell,which team turned down this offer?

Ben Cook August 5, 2009 at 11:31 am

Leo, do you have a link for that one?

Scott Wallace August 5, 2009 at 12:10 pm

That’s a link that I found but it doesn’t say what team rejected it.

Ben Cook August 5, 2009 at 4:11 pm

My hunch is that it would have been the Padres. There are reports that they were asking the moon for Gonzalez.

Mike Ngo November 5, 2009 at 1:11 am

Hell No! I rather keep hernandez. The mariners giving up talents just for 2 players and some top prospects. I’m a Seattle Mariners fan and glad that they rejected that deal. Oh by the way we have Jack Z. He knows more about trades and players than anyone in baseball!

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