Peter Bourjos guaranteed the Angels would make the playoffs

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The Angels are currently behind the Houston Astros in the standings. THE ASTROS.  But don’t worry, y’all. Peter Bourjos says the Angels GOT THIS:

“We’re going to be in the playoffs,” the Angels outfielder said. “I guarantee you that because we have a great team.”

Of course, Bourjos said that before they got their butts handed to them by the A’s. Again. And before the closed-door meeting Mike Scioscia had with the team after the game.

It’s April 11, so sure, the Angels may very well make the playoffs. But it’s not exactly the time for Joe Namath moments in Anaheim.

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.