Lew Wolff is not interested in the Dodgers, thank you very much

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Yesterday Buster Olney mused — and explicitly said he was musing, not reporting — that Bud Selig could fix it that A’s owner Lew Wolff could end up owning the Dodgers. In response, the Athletics have released a statement declaring that owner Lew Wolff “has no interest whatsoever in purchasing the Los Angeles Dodgers franchise.”

Wow. Behold the power of Buster.  If I was him I’d make a game of it. See how many official denials I could get from teams based on whatever one could reasonably speculate about.

Heard this: Hal Steinbrenner loved — and I mean loved — “The Bounty Hunter.”  Said that Jennifer Aniston “lit up the screen and captured our hearts.”

 

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.