Brian Wilson’s beard foresees a Giants-Red Sox World Series

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Giants closer Brian Wilson, who closed out last year’s World Series against the Rangers, sees his team meeting the Red Sox for all of the marbles this time around.

“I called it earlier this year,” he said. “It would be epic.”

Wilson, a New Hampshire native, has never pitched at Fenway Park and is hoping for the opportunity, he told the Boston Globe.

“I was there to see the Junior Pan-Am Games once and a few Sox-Yankees games.” he said. “I’ve never been there as a baseball player. It would be fun to go there for the Series. You think?”

The Red Sox and Giants currently have the second- and fifth-best records in baseball, respectively, so it doesn’t seem especially far-fetched.

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.