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The Mariners acquire Chris Denorfia from the Padres

Jul 31, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT

The Mariners need a big bat. This ain’t it, but it ain’t nothing:

The Padres have announced that they acquired Stephen Kohlscheen and Abraham Almonte from Mariners in exchange.

Denofia s having a bad year, but the 34-year-old outfielder has been a reliable lefty-masher for several years. He won’t change the game in Seattle, but he will certainly help.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jul 31, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    They could have had Rios or Byrd, but instead settled on Denorfia.

  2. icanspeel - Jul 31, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Denorfia is solid, esp vs left handed pitching. Will miss his hustle and play on the Padres.

  3. seattlej - Jul 31, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Not that Almonte or Kohlscheen are valuable pieces, but this seems like a lot to give up for a 34 year old, platoon player that’s a free-agent-to-be and is having a down season.

  4. gnrfan8804 - Jul 31, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Way to go Jack Z…..

  5. 18thstreet - Jul 31, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Until Jim Bowdiv confirms this, I won’t believe it.

  6. joenash72 - Jul 31, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Glad we did this instead of Marlon Byrd. Yankees can afford all the $$$ Byrd has coming.

    Almonte has been surpassed by James Jones anyway, same player, but better.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 31, 2014 at 3:04 PM

      The initial report that Byrd was traded to the Yankees was posted on a fake twitter account that was then picked up by others based on the fake report. It might happen, but the initial report was bogus.

  7. nsauser - Jul 31, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Is this the big move everyone has been waiting Jack Z to make? If this guy is still employed at year’s end then the M’s get what they deserve.

    • gloccamorra - Jul 31, 2014 at 8:42 PM

      Jack picked up Austin Jackson from Detroit at the wire. That’s TWO right handed hitters in one day! Too bad he didn’t get two RH hitters in April. The Denorfia trade is sweeter, because he snatched him from the Mariners’ hated inter-league rivals!

  8. bluemoonking - Jul 31, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    I like Z personally but you can’t trust anything that comes out of his mouth. These guys could not hit a beach ball and EVERYONE knew it going into the season. Now even the other GM’s don’t want to deal with him. This is a minor trade for a rental player. Compared to the other trades that have happened this is just a blip.

    At the end of the day, he inherited a lousy farm system that Bavasi did not know how to rebuild. Jack can draft them but he can’t develop them or even put a roster together. And this “playoff” team is coming back to earth very quickly. Why could they not have just given Beane the 24 million?

    Here is a thought… No one wins a 0-0 game…

  9. fearthehoody - Jul 31, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Thanks Jack Z! All problems solved now!!

  10. bluemoonking - Jul 31, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Really? Thumbs down… You know what Seattle people are known for around the rest of the country? No sports knowledge of any form, worst drivers in the world, they complain about the weather more than anywhere in the country and the politics are just short of socialism… Well I have to get back from lunch as I actually have a job…

    • mazblast - Jul 31, 2014 at 5:30 PM

      Apparently you haven’t driven in Boston, DC, or Miami.

    • spacenettle - Aug 2, 2014 at 2:46 AM

      The people in Seattle who complain about the weather and drive bad are from California.

  11. brimab - Jul 31, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Let me see if I get this, they need a right handed bat, but they go and get (yet another) lefty?

    • mazblast - Jul 31, 2014 at 5:30 PM

      Denorfia is a RH batter.

    • gloccamorra - Aug 1, 2014 at 1:01 AM

      Yeah, the “lefty masher” nickname means he mashes left handed pitchers (.300 lifetime).

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