Cliff Lee chose Philly because the Yankees are getting older. At least in Cliff Lee’s mind.

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Cliff Lee was on WIP in Philly with my buddy Angelo Cataldi yesterday. You can listen to all of it here. This exchange, the transcript of which comes courtesy of Sports Radio Interviews, was fun:

Who finished second to the Phillies in his mind:

“Texas probably finished second to be honest with you. Just as far as the quality of the team and the chance to win a World Series ring, I think they’re a better team. That’s just my opinion. The Yankees can do anything at any moment to improve and they’re not afraid to go do things. That was part of the decision making process too, but I felt like with what the Red Sox had done and it seems like some of the Yankee guys are getting older, but I liked the Rangers.”

Interesting. Of course, if you go by average age of the roster, Philly is the oldest team in all of baseball.  New York is ninth.

“Older?”  I have only one thing to say to that, Cliff:

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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.