With Game 2 of the NLCS set to begin shortly here are some highlights from the press conference following what was a highly entertaining Game 1, including Charlie Manuel explaining why he always stuck with Brad Lidge and Raul Ibanez explaining how he took George Sherrill deep:
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.