For Davey Johnson, the Nats slogan this year is “World Series or bust”

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Davey Johnson just sat for his annual managers’ press conference here at the Winter Meetings.  He’s not talking about Natitude. Rather:

“World Series or bust. That’s probably the slogan this year.”

Gentlemen, start printing your t-shirts.

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.