I’ve recently started watching “The Rockford Files” on Netflix during my treadmill time. Love me some 1970s detective and cop drama. In the pilot, Jim shoots down an airplane with a small caliber pistol. High speed chases are clearly filmed with cars driving at 20 miles per hour and then speeding up the film. It’s a gas, man.
Anyway, in light of my love of that — and my love of knuckleballers — I think I’d be all over this latest show:
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.