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40 in 25: Matt Brash

The Seattle Mariners are a baseball team with many ignominious distinctions.

Longest active postseason drought in North American pro sports. Only franchise to never appear in a World Series. Worst-catching franchise in modern baseball history, as Lookout Landing’s Isabelle Minasian recently observed. Most unsatisfactory hot dog-to-bun ratio at any pro ballpark (okay that one I made up, but you had to think about it).

Here’s one more for the hopper: greatest player ever traded away as a Player to be Named Later.

There have been a handful of noteworthy PTBNLs throughout MLB history: Shoeless Joe Jackson, Moisés Alou, Michael Brantley, Jason Schmidt, Scott Brosius, Coco Crisp, and even Trea Turner (albeit on a bit of a technicality).