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The Mariners are interested in Daisuke Matsuzaka

Cliff Lee and the Rangers are now up 5-0 on the Rays in the sixth and the game is starting to lull me to sleep.

Speaking of lulling fans to sleep, John Hickey of FanHouse reports that the Mariners would be interested in talking to the Red Sox about Daisuke Matsuzaka if they were to make him available. You would figure that the Red Sox would have to be willing to pick up a chunk of the two years and $20 million left on his deal. Dice-K has been pretty underwhelming -- he went 9-6 with a 4.69 ERA in 25 starts this season -- but like any number of pitchers, he may find some rejuvenation by moving to the larger parks -- and facing the weaker offenses -- in the AL West.

Bonus: if you watch M’s game from back east like I do, Matsuzaka’s starts would begin just about the time you start thinking about going to sleep so, hey, no more insomnia problems.