Looking forward to our upcoming games against the ChiSox, I was highly relieved to note that we are not going up against Chris Sale. This got me thinking about how jealous I am that we don't have Sale. He's one hell of a pitcher and under team control for some time. He would be a tremendous bullpen asset if it weren't for the pesky fact that he has become a frontline starter this year. Out of every player I can think of, I'd rather see him on the Mariners, just so I'd have a great story to root for. His ligaments seem about to fly off at any time, but the kid can throw.
(Also, we would come up with a better nickname for him than Condor-everyone knows that's taken.)
So, here is where you come in. What players do you covet, and why? Is it the story, the exciting play, the stats... the awesome twittering (tweeting? twating?) wife? Name ONE player you would want over everyone else and why.
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
1. Yeah, Strasburg. I get it, he's thrilling. I've also heard it- got anything more original?
2. Lets not talk too much about who you would trade... Rosterbation is healthy, but keep it private. Clear your browser after visiting B-Ref too, unless your significant other understands.
3. Strasburg really has been discussed already. I mean, you can go that way, but do you want to be that guy?