Quote of the Day: Ron Gardenhire on the Prince Fielder signing

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We began the day with some gratuitous profanity, so let’s end the day with some gratuitous profanity.  This is from Phil Mackey’s Twins’ notebook at 1500ESPN.com:

“(Expletive).”

— Gardenhire, when asked by a reporter what his thoughts where when the Tigers signed Prince Fielder.

Concise. To the point. I like it.

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.