Shane Victorino says “Mahalo Philadelphia” in full-page ad

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Via David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News: Shane Victorino took out a full-page newspaper ad saying goodbye to Phillies fans after being traded to the Dodgers.

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And as Murphy notes, if nothing else Victorino is doing his part to keep the newspaper industry afloat.

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.