NBC SportsTalk: Assessing the Kevin Youkilis trade

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I was on NBC SportsTalk last night to talk about the Kevin Youkilis trade.

It’s not on this video, but the segment before mine had Amani Toomer on it. Toomer is as bald as a cueball, and just before we went on the air, I noted that a nice lady was applying powder to his head as he prepared. I usually think that having my studio in my basement is an advantage, but I gotta tell ya, having a nice lady apply powder to my bald head is a perk that may be worth travelling to Connecticut for future spots on the show.

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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.