There was no appetite for instant replay … in Mayberry

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Rick Chandler takes us back 46 years to Mayberry, North Carolina. A time and a place where, like major league baseball in 2012, there was no appetite for instant replay of controversial baseball calls.

But hey, even if they covered it all up, at least it was used!

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.