Quote of the Day: Brandon Phillips on Wild Card celebrations

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I totally agree with Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips on this topic:

Of course, we’ll see if the rest of the Reds feel the same way. Right now they’re two games behind the Cardinals for the division title and have one of the two Wild Card spots just about wrapped up.

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.