In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars' comment:
In response to parhunter55's comment:
I certainly wouldn't give up Mortensen, Britton AND Wilson. More like Mortensen and Hassan.
How much value does Wilson have given he's 26 and had a WHIP of 1.5 in AAA last year? Or the 24-year old Britton and his 1.465 WHIP in AA last year? At least the 27-year old Mortensen has had a tiny bit of success in the bigs.
I only mentioned those 3 because an earlier poster mentioned them as potential bait but in an "or" sense i.e. one of them for Smoak. I think the Ms would laugh at an offer of all of them for Smoak.
Hill - your view?
It is not so much the names, but the fact that you suggest all three. Mortensen is a reliever with MLB experience and some real value. Britton is a young (23-year old) lefty who projects as a reliever, is on the 40-man roster despite losing a year of development to TJ surgery 3 years ago, and Wilson is now another bullpen arm that will likely take innings if injuries deplete the bullpen in 2013. Britton (11) and Wilson (15) are top 20 prospects going into the 2013 season. That is too much to give up on a flyer, which is all Smoak is to me at this point. 26 and cannot keep his job, cannot even stay on the major league roster. Mortensen and some spare part (which is what I think Hassan is) is the most I would give up for Smoak. If the Mariners can do better, let them.