Randy Wells is knocked the heck out of the box

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Randy Wells.jpgThe Cubs are playing the Cardinals this afternoon. Randy Wells got the start. It went like this:

  • Single to Felipe Lopez;
  • Double for Ryan Ludwick;
  • RBI single for Albert Pujols;
  • Single for Matt Holliday;
  • RBI single for Colby Rasmus;
  • RBI double for Yadier Molina;

5-0 lead for the Cardinals before an out was ever recorded, and Wells is out of the game.  Assuming Carlos Zambrano’s digestive system can be restored to order, you have to figure that it will be Wells’ turn he takes when he returns to the rotation.

Report: Momentum in talks between Mariners, Jon Jay

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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.