The honeymoon is over between San Francisco and the Giants

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News flash: A team that won a world championship realized a large uptick in fan interest and feel-good euphoria;

News flash: That fan interest gradually became smugness and entitlement;

News flash: That team, which was rather flawed to begin with but caught lighting in a bottle for a couple of months, is not doing as well the next season, in large part because of injuries and age;

News flash: All of these things have led to a general gloomy vibe among those new/euphoric/smug fans.

This time the story is about the Giants. But it can pretty much describe every team in the history of forever.

(thanks to Yankeesfanlen for the link)

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.