Photo of the Day II: Barry Bonds looks … different


It’s 1992 all over again: The Pirates are in first place and Barry Bonds appears to weigh about 180 pounds.  Larger photo here.

It’s amazing what happens to your physique when you stop taking … regular, strenuous workouts.


Report: Momentum in talks between Mariners, Jon Jay

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6 Comments’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.