Blue Jays Rumours – January 6, 2014

Wow, sorry guys, no updates for quite a while.  I hope to be able to get back to a more regular schedule.  Not that there has been much to discuss but here are a few rumours making the rounds from MLBTR:

-The Blue Jays have been quiet so far this offseason, but Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star sees five reasons for being optimistic about 2014.

– Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes that there were two disasters in the city of Toronto last year: mayor Rob Ford and the Blue Jays.  Despite the high expectations, the Blue Jays fell flat and they’ll have to rally back this season to re-energize their fan base.  The Blue Jays are at a disadvantage, Cafardo writes, because players aren’t always open to playing north of the border and tend not to realize how great it is until they’re there

-A few general managers think that a one-year pillow contract would make sense for free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz.  It seems that he needs to reestablish his value and if he’d do a one-year pact, it could open more opportunities for him with clubs like theMariners, MetsBlue JaysOrioles, and others.  The 33-year-old remains one of the best power hitters out there, but teams are wary about PED guys after they’re off the stuff.

-The Blue Jays remain among the favorites to sign either Ervin Santana or Ubaldo Jimenez, despite their quiet offseason thus far. The Jays could acquire as many as two starters before the offseason is over, Rosenthal reports. In addition to upgrading through free agency, the club has also discussed trades for the Cubs’ Jeff Samardzijaand other starters.

QUICK TAKE: With baseball seemingly flush with cash (this offseason teams have already set a record for money spent) it appears the slight advantage the deep pocketed Blue Jays had as a “mid-major” market has disappeared.  With teams like Minnesota and even Kansas City being active in free agency (whether wise or not) the Blue Jays will have to get more creative if they hope to land a top tier free agent starting pitcher.

12 Responses to “Blue Jays Rumours – January 6, 2014”

  1. 1 edilizia in inglese August 24, 2014 at 1:52 am

    Good info. Lucky me I found your blog by accident (stumbleupon).
    I have book marked it for later!

  2. 2 firme mutari mobilier timisoara July 9, 2014 at 5:22 am

    Thanks for thee auspicious writeup. It in trfuth used
    to be a amusement account it. Glance advanced to far brought agreeable from you!
    However, how could we be in contact?

  3. 3 lessons on golf courses April 16, 2014 at 7:11 am

    There is also a professionally managed golf academy
    trained personnel & latest teaching methodologies.
    Since young children usually outgrow their childrens
    golf clubs every two to three years, and possibly more if they
    have a unexpected growth spurt, it’s probably wiser to
    start out with sensibly priced equipment for the first few years.
    Therefore, if you are the type of person who does not really enjoy the heat of
    the sun playing your favorite sports then surely this course
    can greatly accommodate you.

  4. 4 the dead dead when is mac temperature rising collection coming out April 4, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    So it is reassuring to do business with a good used car merchant in Quebec which desire also
    holding on its local reputation. In a similar way, a good system for
    a hatchback will not be good enough for a large car.
    This will also signal you when to get your car tune-up once you have ran significant number of miles already.

  5. 5 Merle March 29, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Not every case merits representation, but speaking with an attorney is often the best thing you can do to help yourself.
    All the lights, mirrors, car wipers and seat belts
    should be in proper working condition. Get your credit report, work on it and then buy that new car.

  6. 6 autodesk 3ds max 9 32-bit serial number March 28, 2014 at 6:51 am

    These features enable an illustrator to create precise and demonstrative images from a written content.

    The crowd was full of joy, and Trumpkin faced towards the heavens and thanked Aslan saying, “Thank you Aslan. Notepad++ – Another free editor with different file type options, designed to be a basic text pad too.

  7. 7 worms karaoke revolution wii song list March 27, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    For one, unlike cable television, you do not have to schedule an appointment to start this service or pay an arm and a leg as subscription charges.
    A user can make use of such loop holes and can create CHEATS to gain ultimate
    control upon its rival or competitor. Steam is one
    of the most popular places to buy and download PC
    games online.

  8. 8 autocad 3D Pdf March 22, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    SWTOR Companions have the ability to distinctive proficiency and individualities, and his or hers strengths carry over within the Personnel Knowledge system.
    Just remember you still have to purchase envelopes for each card, but what a great alternative to the pricey cards sold by most
    retailers and the recipient is sure to love it
    too. 5) Keep tab on the newspaper announcements: Property sell offs as a consequence of deaths,
    divorce settlements, immediate cash requirements
    and various reason are frequently proclaimed in local papers.

  9. 9 March 17, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Nowadays, people find themselves being exposed to several kinds
    of products and services due to the fact that the internet is easily accessible
    to many and that it has very many products and services that people can use or look for.
    It costs the same whether I download ten or a hundred movies, which is great.
    Life Quest is very well designed game, and feels
    very complete and fleshed out.

  10. 10 Peter March 17, 2014 at 3:02 am

    There are several download managers available on Download.

    Help the Prince and Princess grow into the roles they were born
    to fill by using your time and resource management skills.
    Custom Play Golf doesn’t require a top-spec
    PC to provide a near-real golf experience.

  11. 11 doors of oblivion skyrim March 16, 2014 at 3:51 am

    They find a different kind of attraction towards these images.
    Some people even make a decision on which mobile
    phone to purchase based on the quality of gameplay they can expect, opting
    for devices with bigger screens or better graphics.
    You’ve got to perform a bit adjust in laptop settings:.

  12. 12 south park stick of truth ps3 collectors edition March 15, 2014 at 8:11 am

    the diehard fans) will have played the previous three instalments, Revelations will be new
    stomping ground for many gamers out there. For her individual competition, Becky
    chose the Bioshock character of Elizabeth. Well the hero of the game, Marius Titus is all about lopping the limbs
    off everyone he can find, in the wonderful setting of ancient Rome.

Join the Discussion

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

AL Eastbound On Twitter!

  • Maybe a pipe dream but a Raptors vs Rockets NBA final would be pretty awesome basketball. 1 week ago
  • PJ Tucker was a fan fave for good reason in Toronto but I don't recall seeing him play quite as hard as he is tonig…… 1 week ago
  • The best place for LeBron to win a title (besides joining GS) in the next few years would be with the Toronto Rapto…… 1 week ago
  • RT @foundmyfitness: High-intensity exercise may slow the progression of Parkinson's disease without medication. People that did high-inten… 1 week ago
  • Still amazed Isiah Thomas (retired one) survived his me too moment in New York. 2 weeks ago

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.