The Mariners are exploring an Adrian Gonzalez trade with the Padres, report Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. However, the writers say that "it doesn't appear that talks between Seattle and San Diego are advancing toward a deal."
Gonzalez, 27, hit .277/.401/.551 in 681 plate appearances for the Padres this year. He's owed $4.75MM in 2010 and has a $5.5MM club option for '11. Brandon Morrow could be a starting point, but who else would the Ms have to include to pull off a Gonzalez deal?