On Tuesday, the federal probation officer assigned to Barry Bonds’ case recommended that the Home Run King — people love it when I call him that — get probation when he is sentenced next week. Today the prosecutors came back with their request: 15 months.
That seems pretty darn harsh given that he was convicted on a single count of obstruction. But hey, I guess you never get what you want if you don’t ask for it.
Note: the prosecutors in this case never get anything they ask for. Enjoy your probation, Mr. Bonds.
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.