Originally written November 16, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
The Toronto Blue Jays added a pair of frontline starting pitchers, Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, in their blockbuster trade with the Miami Marlins this week, but the team still want one more starter, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. On #BlueJays: Anything is possible, but team did not get J. Johnson to flip him. Reality is, Jays still need - and want - one more starter. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 16, 2012 While the Blue Jays have other areas of need on their roster, including left field, general manager Alex Anthopoulos was reportedly focused on the team’s starting rotation earlier in the week. He was able to address this in a big way by acquiring Buerhle and Johnson from the Marlins. Still, the Blue Jays need, and want, another starting pitcher. But who will Toronto target? Anthopoulos has a history of addressing his needs via the trade market rather than spending big on free agents. Believe it or not, the $9 million AA spent on Maicer Izturis earlier this offseason was the largest total contract he’s signed a free agent to. Given his track record, I would guess that the Blue Jays will either swing another trade for a proven starter or sign a low-cost free agent. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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