Found January 02, 2012 on
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Alex Anthopoulos hasn't committed more than $3.75MM to any free agent since becoming the Blue Jays' general manager more than two years ago. He has downplayed the likelihood of a substantial increase in payroll this offseason and the Blue Jays donâ€™t appear to be especially interested in free agent right-handers Hiroki Kuroda, Roy Oswalt andÂ Edwin Jackson, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. In other words, itâ€™ll be a surprise if the Jays sign one of the top available free agent starters before Opening Day.
Itâ€™s not clear how the Blue Jays intend to bolster their starting corps, but itâ€™s no secret they could use rotation help heading into the 2012 season. Ricky Romero leads a rotation that will likely include Brandon Morrow, Brett Cecil and Henderson Alvarez. To compete in the stacked American League East, theyâ€™ll probably need reinforcements.
As MLBTRâ€™s Tim Dierkes explained earlier today, there are many lower-tier free agents who represent buy-low opportunitie...
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The Jaysâ€™ system has some intriguing depth, especially in their young arms. There might now be a ton of immediate impact in this system, but there are more than a few names for fantasy owners to get familiar with.
Blue Jays Top 5 Fantasy Prospects1. Travis d'Arnaud, C - The former Phillies catching prospect, d'Arnaud, has easily been the best prospect the Blue Jays received...
Santos became 2011â€˛s poster boy for the â€śDonâ€™t pay for savesâ€ť campaign and this offseason he renewed his passport, brushed up on his French and moved north of the borderÂ where he will be the Blue Jays closer for 2012 and beyond. In 2011, he took over closer duties in Chicago after plan A and B failed for the White Sox.Â All he did was save 30 games and strike out 92 batters...
Two weeks from now the deadline will have passed for players and teams to have submitted figures for arbitration. As we learned in 2011, Alex Anthopoulos does not negotiate one year deals after figures have been submitted, so one may safely assume a high likelihood that all Blue Jays arbitration eligible players will be signed by then and we will know within les than a million what...
The Toronto Blue Jays have re-acquired pitcher Jason Frasor.
The Blue Jays have announced the acquisition of Jason Frasor for minor league pitchers Myles Jaye and Daniel Webb. Frasor returns to the Jays after being with the White Sox for less than half of a season. The Jays 40 man roster has one spot available for Frasor.
It appears that the Jays bullpen picture is now reasonably complete. Sergio Santos, Frasor, Casey Janssen and Jesse...