Like I said last week, sometimes the Los Angeles Times’ T.J. Simers hits, sometimes he misses. This is a big hit:
Last week Frank McCourt fired Dennis Mannion, the guy who has been
running the Dodgers for the past year while McCourt has been in hiding.
He also dismissed two secretaries, and because McCourt isn’t talking,
I can only assume they were deemed responsible for putting the team’s
poor bullpen together.
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.