On the one hand: it’s totally legit to be freaked out by big booming thunder and lightning when you’re sitting in a big open-air stadium. On the other hand, it still is kinda funny to see real-time reactions to big booming thunder:
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.