Must-click link: Kenny Powers' career stats on Fan Graphs

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In honor of the second season of Eastbound and Down premiering on HBO, David Appelman of Fan Graphs took Kenny Powers’ career stats from the show’s website and translated them into Wins Above Replacement.
Fan Graphs: Kenny Powers career stats
Of course, Powers will probably never see his WAR totals because as noted in the first episode he “f***ing hates computers, all kinds.”

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.