“What was the count in the end, 3-4 to Green?”
— Angels Manager Mike Scioscia, voicing his displeasure at what he felt were two blown calls during the penultimate at bat in last night’s Angels-Sox game.
I haven’t seen it yet, but reasonable people are disagreeing on whether or not the check swing really was a check swing. Scioscia is dead right about the pitch that was called ball four, however.
(thanks to Jason for the heads up)
MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that there is some momentum in talks between the Mariners and free agent outfielder Jon Jay.
Jay, 32, hit .296/.374/.375 in 433 plate appearances with the Cubs last season, which is adequate. He’s heralded more for his defense and his ability to play all three outfield spots.
The Mariners are losing center fielder Jarrod Dyson to free agency and likely don’t want to rely on Guillermo Heredia next season, hence the interest in Jay. The free agent class for center fielders is otherwise relatively weak.