The Bobby Valentine drama continues

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My personal view, based on what I’ve read and a handful of little tiny things I’ve heard from people who sorta know about it all is that Bobby Valentine kind of got boned in the whole Florida Marlins thing. Not that anyone set out to bone him, really, but that there’s such a disconnect between owner Jeff Loria — who wanted Valentine — and GM Larry Beinfest and team President David Samsom — who didn’t — that he got caught in the middle.

The wise man would step away from that sort of situation and move on.  Bobby V., however, just went on the radio and said that him managing the Marlins is not a dead issue based on his conversations with Loria.

Some people have bad things happen to them. Some people, however, kind of create chaos and drama wherever they go.  I think Bobby Valentine may be a little bit like that.  Because anyone else who has gone what he’s gone through in the past couple of months would have just left that all alone.

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.