After theand struck early in the trade market by making deals over the weekend, word around the league is that the could be moving closer to making a move. One industry source indicates that the M's are doing some "roster shuffling" today, indicating that a trade could be on the horizon.
Names that have been mentioned as potential trade candidates include relievers Dom Leone, Dan Farquhar and Brandon Maurer, according to sources.
One possibility for a Mariners' deal involves the Rays, who recently sent their top scouts to watch the Mariners' system, according to a source. This is just my speculation here -- but pursuits of Rays' trade targets David Price and Ben Zobrist would make sense for the M's, who currently sit eight games behind the AL West-leading Athletics and two games ahead of the Blue Jays for the second AL wild-card spot. Tampa has been known to be looking for bullpen help, so they might line up with the Mariners on a deal smaller than one that could include Price or Zobrist.
A deal with the Rays would make sense, as Seattle has been pursuing Price in trade talks since last offseason and might be willing to make a big move to compete with the Angels and A's, who have shown aggressiveness on the trade market so far.