also reported on Mariners.com
With Kotchman and Carp at first, this may leave Branyan without any market. The last murmurs of Branyan talks were with the Mets in late November. I'd take the guy on a 1 year $2-3 million contract any day, perhaps with a $3 million club option as well. He's a powerhouse who can play a good first base, and should have no problem jacking homers in Citifield.