The Mariners have spoken with the Red Sox about Yoenis Cespedes


This is fun.

We’ve heard about their possible interest in Upton and Kemp before. This is the first I’ve seen Cespedes mentioned. At first blush it seems that Iwakuma is an awful lot to pay for a guy who, while he certainly has power, is going to be hurt by the ballpark and, in all likelihood, will seek to walk in a year. But Iwakuma himself is only under team control through 2015 himself. Maybe if they Sox threw someone in with Cespedes.

Whatever the case, the M’s are certainly justified in taking a win-now approach. And a power bat to complement Cano and Seager would be nice to have.