The Spelling Bee needs to get out of its mother’s basement

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Great moments in nerd convergence:

Actually, that’s not fair. Spelling Bee people aren’t really major nerds. Not compared to baseball statheads anyway.  Baseball statheads can’t really call anyone nerds other than furries, really. Maybe a couple others. It’s mostly explained here.

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.