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Jays Make Cordero Signing, Budget Bullpen Official

GM Alex Anthopoulos and the Blue Jays have made their deal with former Reds, Brewers, and Rangers closer Francisco Cordero — to a one-year deal worth $4.5 million — official, according to reports Jon Heyman of CBS. A successful high-leverage reliever at one point, who struck out more than 25% of batters faced every season between 2003 and 2008, Cordero’s velocity — and with...

Player Profile #93: Brett Lawrie | 3B | TOR

Brett Lawrie gained some fans during his 15 minutes (or 43 games) of fame last season. Over a full season (let’s say 150 games) his 2011 totals would have looked something like this: 91 runs, .293 BA, 31 homers, 87 RBI, 24 SB. Because I know you’re wondering, that line would have ranked 20th overall last season. Yes, those numbers are correct. Of course, it’s way too soon to...

Montero or Lawrie?

Jeff Blair of the Toronto Globe and Mail had an interesting note in his column today, noting that there’s speculation in Toronto that the Mariners offered Michael Pineda to the Blue Jays in exchange for Brett Lawrie. They passed, and as we all know, the Mariners shipped Pineda to New York for Jesus Montero instead. So, this brings up an interesting question – who is the more...

Jays, RHP Cordero finalize $4.5M deal (AP)

Reliever Francisco Cordero and the Toronto Blue Jays have finalized a $4.5 million, one-year contract. The Blue Jays announced the deal Wednesday. The 36-year-old right-hander was 5-3 with a 2.45 ERA and 37 saves in 43 chances for Cincinnati last season, reaching 30 saves for the seventh time. He held batters to a .198 average, the lowest of his career.

Jays finalize 1-year, $4.5M contract with Cordero

TORONTO (AP) -- Reliever Francisco Cordero and the Toronto Blue Jays finalized a one-year, $4.5 million contract Wednesday.

Blue Jays, closer Cordero finalize $4.5M deal

Reliever Francisco Cordero and the Toronto Blue Jays have finalized a $4.5 million, one-year contract.


From the Waterloo Bucks Waterloo, IA - Two former Waterloo Bucks have been invited to Major League camps for Spring Training as non-roster invitees. Pat Arlis will report to Milwaukee Brewers' Spring Training when pitchers and catchers report on February 19, while Ryan Goins will report to the Toronto Blue Jays' camp on February 24. ^^^ Former Waterloo catcher Pat Arlis...

Would Mariners have tried to land Brett Lawrie instead of Jesus Montero? You betcha

Interesting report out of Toronto from old buddy Jeff Blair, who I used to work with all the way back in Montreal days in the early 1990s. Blair is pretty plugged in when it comes to the Blue Jays and their ownership, so I believe him when he says that the Mariners first tried to trade Michael Pineda to Toronto for third baseman Brett Lawrie. The Blue Jays are said to have declined...

Stupid Question

I'm sure I'll be called an apologist in some quarters for this, but dude just pissed me off. in Monday nights State of the Franchise event, one of the questions from the floor went as follows:Jonathan: "I would have bought a shirt tonight, but the name Fielder wasn't found up there so I'm, uh, a little disappointed. In all seriousness, my passion has turned...
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