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JON JAY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jon Jay is quite a bargain

There are times when emotions run smack into reality. And this post is one of those times. I have never been a big fan of Jon Jay of the St Louis Cardinals. I didn't think he was a bad player. He simply felt like an obstacle from others getting to play that I thought were better. In 2012 and 2013, I felt that Jay got in the way of Shane Robinson.  Last year, I felt he got in...
Via The Flagrant Fan
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals, Jay agree to two-year deal

The St. Louis Cardinals locked up their final arbitration-eligible player on Monday by inking center fielder Jon Jay to a two-year pact worth $10.975 million. The deal includes a $1.25 million signing bonus, a $3.5 million salary for 2015, and a $6.225 million salary for 2016. Jay will be eligible to elect free agency following the 2016 season.In 2014, Jay rebounded from a difficult...
Via Cardinals Farm
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Avoid Arbitration With Jon Jay

ST. LOUIS, Mo., February 9, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have reached agreement with outfielder Jon Jay on a two-year contract through 2016 and have thus avoided a salary arbitration hearing that was scheduled for next week.  Jay was the last of the Cardinals arbitration-eligible players who were unsigned. Drafted by the Cardinals in 2006, the left...
Via i70baseball
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Cards and Jon Jay Reach Agreement On Two-Year Deal

OUTFIELDER IS SIGNED THRU 2016, AVOIDS SALARY ARBITRATION ST. LOUIS, Mo., February 9, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have reached agreement with outfielder Jon Jay on a two-year contract through 2016 and have thus avoided a salary arbitration hearing that was scheduled for next week.  Jay was the last of the [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the St Louis Cardinals should trade Jon Jay

For the type of player he is, Jon Jay’s journey as a big leaguer has had more contention than it reasonably should. A pretty humble guy, Jay doesn’t draw attention to himself. He’s not overly flashy. The St. Louis Cardinals centerfielder just seems to go about his business regardless of what’s happening around him. But for someone whose personality attracts little controversy...
Via isportsweb.com
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Jay-OK: Jon Jay’s success in 2014

Following a disappointing 2013 that included a dismal postseason, Jon Jay was the whipping boy of many Cardinal fans. The front office recognized a need to improve in center field, and as such, they acquired Peter Bourjos and Randal Grichuk from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for David Freese and Fernando Salas. Bourjos received every opportunity to lay claim to the center...
Via Cardinals Farm
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Jay strikes out on 4-2 pitch as everyone forgets count

Your browser does not support iframes.St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay was a strikeout victim despite being pitched four balls when seemingly everyone, including the umpire and himself, forgot the count during his seventh inning at-bat in Wednesday night's game against Tampa Bay.Here's the recap of the at-bat as Jay faced Rays pitcher Alex Cobb:First pitch was down the middle...
Via Holdout Sports
July 24, 2014  |  3 Comments

Jon Jay: St. Louis Cardinals outfielder is average and that is okay

With the arrival of Oscar Taveras in St. Louis, many are already speculating about the future of Jon Jay with the St. Louis Cardinals. Meanwhile, Jay has been playing a lot of late, taking the bulk of the playing time in center field as the Cardinals try to keep pace with the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central. For the most part, Jay has played well and anytime you can write in...
Via Cardinals Farm
June 01, 2014  |  1 Comment

Why St. Louis Cardinals fans are too hard on Jon Jay and Lance Lynn

If you are one of the many St. Louis Cardinals fans who follow along on Twitter while watching the games on television or listening on the radio, you will quickly notice several interesting trends when it comes to the general consensus of #CardinalNation. Of course there are examples of constant praise, but those types of positive micro-blogs are often loudly overshadowed by disdain...
Via Cardinals Farm
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

What Role Will Jon Jay Play?

  Jon Jay, last year’s starting centerfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, suddenly finds himself without a starting position. But that’s not to say  he doesn’t play a potentially important role on the team. In 2011, Jay played in 159 games, producing a slash line of .297/.344/.424. In 2012, he played in 117 games with a slash of .305/.373/.400. And last year, he played in...
Via i70baseball
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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