Also known as "How To Be An Offseason Sportswriter." Today, Jon Paul Morosi spins the wheel:
So, Seattle officials may devote more time to preliminary trade talks with other clubs. Two free agents the Mariners coveted last season -- Yankees right-hander Carl Pavano and Marlins first baseman Carlos Delgado -- could be available. Both are signed through the 2008 season, and would address the team's lingering needs: a young starter and left-handed power.
Let's follow the line of reasoning, here:
- The Mariners might be looking to trade
- The Mariners might be interested in trading for some guys they wanted a year ago
- Some of the guys they wanted a year ago might be available