We saw this coming last week, but now it’s official:
MLB lawyers filed a one-sentence notice of withdrawal in Florida state court in Miami on Tuesday, ending the litigation against Bosch and five of his Biogenesis associates and effectively closing one of the most contentious chapters in baseball history.
Such a bad precedent. Now outsiders can breach Major League Baseball’s contracts with impunity! Hell, I’m going to go breach the CBA and JDA right now, and I bet MLB doesn’t have the stones to sue me to stop it! Just you watch!
Less sarcastic coverage of this farce of a lawsuit here, here and here. Short version:
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.