Take a photo tour of the Cardinals’ new Ballpark Village

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It’s eight years late, but the Cardinals are ready to unveil Ballpark Village — a new entertainment district adjacent to Busch Stadium with bars, stages, “rooftop” seating, a team Hall of Fame, and more.

A user on Imgur took a tour of the nearly-completed Village last week and posted some pretty cool pictures. Check out the full album here. A shot from one of the all-inclusive outdoor seating areas …

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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.