Ned Yost gets a two-year extension

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Boom, Yosted:

 

Yost is not my favorite manager on the planet, but when you lead your team to the most wins it’s had in 24 years this sort of thing is going to happen. We can quibble about process until we’re blue in the face, but in baseball it’s results that matter, and Yost got results in 2013.

 

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.