"Are You @#$%NG Kidding me?!": Mariners Players Fuming After Trade

The Seattle Mariners have been charging hard of late, going into Tuesday night's game with a 14-6 record in July, getting themselves to within 1 game of a Wild Card spot. So when players heard that their GM had just traded their closer Kendall Graveman in a 4-player trade to their division rival Houston Astros, they were devastated—and angry.

"Are you (expletive) kidding me?" one player said. "It never changes. They don't care about winning." Trading the closer is bad enough, but trading him to the 1st place team in their division? "How do trade him and say you care about winning? And you trade him to Houston?"

Graveman was undoubtedly loved by his Seattle teammates as a person. And that's not even taking into account his 0.82 ERA, 0.70 WHIP and 10 saves. 

The real problem here might be that the Mariners front office didn't communicate to the players that this trade was apparently just a part of their deadline deal plans. 

This drama will undoubtedly continue to play out up until Friday afternoon's trade deadline. 

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