The Royals are interested in Jeff Francoeur

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“Every individual acts and suffers in accordance with his peculiar teleology, which has all the inevitability of fate, so long as he does not understand it.”

Noted psychologist Alfred Adler, no doubt describing the thought process of Royals General Manager Dayton Moore, and his fixation on former Braves players.  The latest of which is Jeff Francoeur, in whom Ken Rosenthal reports the Royals are now interested.

This was as inevitable as pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. And it could be a perfect deal for the Mets.  Dayton Moore loves getting former Braves, so he’d obviously want Francoeur.  Omar Minaya loves getting injured players, so he’d be all over David DeJesus.  The deal does itself!

And yes, I know that’s a picture of Francoeur in a Braves uniform. But if you don’t think Dayton Moore doesn’t daydream about him like that, you’re crazy.

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.