“I don’t want to say they’ve choked, but, yeah, they have choked. They’ve choked a little bit.”
— Twins’ outfielder Denard Span on the Tigers bad weekend. You tend not to see too much bulletin board material in baseball, and when you do it’s usually fairly weak and equivocal like this. But we’ll take what we can get. It’s not like Jason Kubel is going to give incendiary quotes or Mauer is going to do some throat-slashing thing or something.
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.