Yesterday the Yankees celebrated their 27th championship at the White House with president (and White Sox fan) Barack Obama:
And now of course there’s some controversy (sort of) about whether or not Obama intentionally avoided mentioning Alex Rodriguez in his speech. Which might be something less than totally absurd if, you know, Obama actually wrote the speech himself.
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.