Marlins Park has sorta gotten into Giancarlo Stanton’s head

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At least it sounds like it based on his conversation with Craig Davis of the Sun-Sentinel:

“Subconsciously, you see that big ballpark, you swing and try to put a little more into it. That’s what you’ve got to stay away from,” Stanton said this week in Houston.  “Guys like me and Gaby [Sanchez] and [John Buck], we hit those kind of high flies. Now those are routine fly balls at home.”

Stanton says it has taken a month to get used to it. And, at least on the road, he’s been doing pretty well.  It’ll be interesting to see how that translates to the next homestand.

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.