The Reds know how to run out a post-clinch lineup

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The Reds know how to do a day-after-clinching lineup.  I just thank my lucky stars that they’re not playing the Padres right now:

RF Willie Bloomquist

2B Chris Valetta

1B Yadier Alonso

3B Juan Francisco

CF Chris Heisey

LF Laynce Nix

SS Paul Janish

C Corky MIller

P Johnny Cueto

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.