The Mariners have reportedly made a deal with the Chicago Cubs to send Carlos Silva to the Cubs for Milton Bradley.
The money here is similar. The difference is that Silva is not a good pitcher, and Bradley is a good hitter.
By adding Cliff Lee, Chone Figgins, and Bradley, the M's have pretty well established themselves as the primary contender to the Angels in the A.L. West.
The Rangers, as things stand right now, are the third best team in the A.L. West. It continues to be distressing to see the Rangers' competitors make moves to improve their teams, in the year that was supposed to be the Rangers' year to compete for a playoff spot, while the Rangers seem to be treading water.