The rooftop owners don’t sound too intent on fighting the Cubs

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There is worry that the people who own the buildings outside of Wrigley Field may sue to block the Cubs’ major renovation plans, but maybe that worry is to much.  Paul Sullivan of the Tribune reports that the Cubs met with the rooftop folks today to share their renovation plans, and at least some of them sound pretty optimistic and conciliatory about it all.

It’s all about dough. This is a business relationship, not a philosophical debate. I’d be shocked if it wasn’t resolved in fairly short order. Those rooftop folks have an awful lot to gain by a renovated Wrigley, even if a few of them lose some sightlines.

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.