Found September 05, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
After adding big name players this past offseason, expectations were high in Toronto. The team added R.A. Dickey, Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson and others this offseason and the Blue Jays were thought to be a team that would contend for the World Series. The Blue Jays, even with all of their talent, have disappointed this season. The Blue Jays at the moment are 64-76 and are sitting 19.5 games back in the AL East. Even though the Blue Jays are struggling, they still plan to be aggressive in the offseason. While they likely won't make a blockbuster type deal that they did this offseason, they will be looking on the trade market for starting pitchers. After interviewing Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos, Greg Brady and Jim Lang of Sportsnet 590 the Fan echoed Anthopoulos' statement that the Blue Jays 'hope' to add a starting pitcher via "free agency or trade" this offseason. Anthopoulos didn't name names, but with Josh Johnson scheduled to hit free agency this offseason, this makes sense. The Blue Jays, according to Anthopoulos, plan to make a decision on whether or not to extend a qualifying offer to Josh Johnson by early to mid-October. Expect the Blue Jays to be connected to some of the top-tier free agent starting pitchers and available starting pitchers on the trade market. There is no guarantee that the Blue Jays will add a starting pitcher this offseason, but with the Blue Jays past aggressiveness, it is likely that they will be trying as hard as they can to improve their pitching staff. Follow Robert on Twitter @RobertMurrayMLB Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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