So Yunieski Betancourt appears to be on the trading block. And there’s rumors that the M’s are talking to the Pirates (possibly about acquiring all-star second baseman Freddy Sanchez or shortstop Jack Wilson) and to the Rockies about shorstop Garrett Atkins.
The Mariners aren’t saying anything, but here’s what’s being reported by some of the guys who cover the team.
You can read what Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune has to say here. He was at Cheney Stadium and broke the story Thursday night.
And from the Seattle Times, here’s Geoff Baker’s take on what’s going on with all the talk surround a potential Yuni deal.
Here’s a report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that says a trade of second baseman Sanchez is not imminent.
And here’s a Denver Post blog about rumors involving Atkins. The Mariners aren’t mentioned, but several teams have apparently shown interest in Atkins.
What do you think? Is it time to give up on Yunieski?