Good morning! The hot stove is alive and well, as made evident by the Mariners' trade yesterday. The trade rumors are only going to get louder for the next couple of weeks. Brace yourselves for a lot of exciting news to come. For now, let's get you all caught up on the latest from around the game:
- Catch yourself up on the latest rumors with SB Nation's rumor tracker.
- Marc W of U.S.S. Mariner provides his thoughts on the Mike Montgomery trade return.
- Luke Arkins tries to figure out how to build a roster that is fit for Safeco Field.
- Former Mariners' farmhand Ji-Man Choi got the silent treatment from his teammates after his first major league bomb, but he was a good sport about it.
- Grant Brisbee says the M's decision on whether to buy or sell at the trade deadline is a difficult one.
- Jeff Sullivan takes a look at who has the most difficult schedules going forward.
- Jacoby Ellsbury recently broke the record for most catchers' interferences called in a single season.
- There is no timetable set for Clayton Kershaw's return.