From the Seattle Times:
Even with Jarrod Washburn in the rotation, the Mariners are still in the trade market for another starting pitcher.
And while outfielder Jeremy Reed may be the leading candidate to go in any deal, the Boston Red Sox aren’t the only possible destination.
An industry source maintains that the New York Yankees are another possible trading partner.
“Watch the situation with Johnny Damon,” the source said. “Seattle could wind up trading Reed to the club that doesn’t get Damon to play center.”
Yet a second source said that Seattle, even with Washburn getting $37.5 million over four years, might be willing to take on a pitcher with a sizeable salary.
That could be the Red Sox’s Matt Clement or the Yankees’ Carl Pavano. But more to the Mariners’ liking and payroll situation would be the Red Sox’s Bronson Arroyo, who made $1.85 million in 2005 and is not eligible for free agency for three more seasons, or the Yankees’ Chien-Ming Wang, who was a rookie in 2005.
Imagine if Cashman hangs on to Pavano to deal Wang instead for Reed. Oh, that would get ugly in a hurry.