Found November 01, 2012 on The Southpaw:
As you might have read in the addendum to the previous post, I'm the new guy around here. I just wanted to say that I'm very excited to have the opportunity to be a writer for this blog and I look forward to sharing ideas and opinions with Blue Jays fans worldwide. Of course, discussion is always more fun than monologues, so comments are always welcome and encouraged. Below you'll find my first post, which is the first of a short 2-part series. Enjoy!-Martin KlaymanSince a nice chunk of what I hope to do around here is d what kind of discuss roster moves the Jays should or shouldn't try to do and analyze the performances of the relevant players, I figure it would be helpful if I just opened up with a general introduction to the offseason. Specifically, what exactly should the Jays be looking for, and what resources do they have to go out and get those things? This should give context to future posts.What Do the Jays Need?AA has discussed "entrenched" player...

Blue Jays exercise option on Oliver, re-sign Davis

The Toronto Blue Jays have exercised their $3 million option on left-hander Darren Oliver and have signed outfielder Rajai Davis to a one-year, $2.5 million contract after declining the option on his previous two-year deal. Davis hit .257 with 24 doubles, eight home runs, 43 RBIs and 46 stolen bases last year. The Blue Jays held a $3 million option for 2013 with a $500,000 buyout...

Ricky Romero injury raises doubts

Ricky Romero had arthroscopic surgery on his throwing elbow and platelet-rich plasma injections to his ailing knees according to Sportsnet.  Romero did admit that he pitched with pain throughout the season thus leading to an MRI at the end of the year. Doesn’t this make you wonder that things were worse than what people led on?  If your elbow is hurting that much that it...

2012 Positional Rankings: Corner Infielders

As the ongoing speculation rages over the Jays manager position, about which I have not enough information to add anything worthwhile except as already stated regarding the coaches, I will get back to my series and in so doing I come to the position which is likely the weakest in the system, in terms of depth of potential major leaguers. Nevertheless, it must be addressed so let...

Sources: Jays want seasoned skipper

Only three times in their 36-year history have the Toronto Blue Jays hired managers with previous major-league experience. That may be about to change. The Blue Jays are leaning toward hiring a manager who already has done the job, according to major-league sources. Several of their reported candidates - notably, Cleveland Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. - remain secondary...

Pebble Hunting: Why Darren Oliver Might Really Retire This Time by Sam Miller

Just when Darren Oliver is out, he pulls himself back in. And he keeps getting better.

Blue Jays making long list of free-agent targets

The Toronto Blue Jays are casting a wide net in their search for rotation upgrades, already showing interest in free agents Zack Greinke, Anibal Sanchez, Kyle Lohse and Ryan Dempster, among others, according to major-league sources. Toronto was a surprising contender in the American League East – much like Baltimore, the eventual wild card-winner – but fell out of the race after...

The 2012 Offseason: Part 2

Now that we've clarified what the holes are on the Jays' roster, what surplus they have to parlay and what kind of financial resources they should have available to them, I just wanted to quickly discuss the type of players they should be looking for to fill each of their holes. Which positions could do fine with short term fillers, and which warrant a more long term approach...
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