Heyman: “folks” say that a Roy Oswalt deal is expected this week

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We heard yesterday that, despite an offer being on the table, the Dodgers and Roy Oswalt were “far apart” on a deal.  This morning Jon Heyman says, never fear, something will happen soon.

He cites “folks” — which are a really reliable source in my opinion — who believe that the deal will happen between Roy Oswalt and someone this week. Maybe some folks will sign him.

Where he signs is anyone’s guess. Apart from that Dodgers offer, there is reported interest from the Rangers, Orioles, Red Sox, Phillies and Brewers.

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.