Aug 4, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz (17) is congratulated by outfielder David Murphy (7) after hitting a home run against the Oakland Athletics in the second inning at O.Co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Nelson Cruz Set To Receive Offer From Mariners

What the heck are the Seattle Mariners thinking?

A report out by Ken Rosenthal yesterday indicated that the Mariners, under new President Kevin Mather, are still in on Nelson Cruz and Fernando Rodney.

Now, according to Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio via Twitter:

I know I speak for many Mariners fans when I say, “Why would we overpay for Cruz?” I guess the only reasonable response is if they don’t overpay for Cruz.

I would prefer we not sign him at all. We already have a bunch of outfielders/designated hitters. Why do we want Cruz?

The only logical conclusion I can come up with is: Sign Cruz, trade Nick Franklin, Dustin Ackley, Justin Smoak and a pitcher (possibly Paxton) for David Price.

I’m sure that’s not the case and I actually don’t want the Mariners to empty the cupboards for a two-year rental. But that’s the only conclusion I can think of that at least kind of makes sense.

We will have more on this developing story as it breaks.

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