Jul 31, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson (14) hits an RBI single in the second inning at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Mariners Trade Deadline Grade: Did the Team Do Enough?

Well, you wanted the Seattle Mariners to make some trades, right? Didn’t you?

Chris Denorfia is coming from the San Diego Padres. Austin Jackson is coming from the Detroit Tigers. Nick Franklin and Abraham Almonte are gone. Good deals?

We shall see. If Franklin turns out to be the All-Star that some think he is capable of becoming, the Mariners may eventually regret that particular deal. Franklin’s future may not be apparent for awhile.

Denorfia had a couple of good seasons in 2012 and 2013. Not so much this year. He may help in the outfield, but he comes with some questions. Jackson is a pretty good player. He is not dominant, but he can get on base, which could be a welcome addition to the Mariners.

Will it make a difference? That is the big question. Certainly these players may help the overall effort, but will they be enough to push the Mariners back into a playoff spot?

With that in mind, go ahead and answer this poll:

Will the acquisitions of Chris Denorfia and Austin Jackson lead to a playoff spot?

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Personally, I would give these acquisitions a B-, only because they are not dynamic upgrades. If Jackson can play like it is 2012 when he hit .300, good for the M’s. The same goes for Denorfia, who will be trying to channel 2013.

Help came at the deadline. We will have to wait and see if it is enough.

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