Found September 16, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
The 2013 Blue Jays may not have been the worst in franchise history dating back to 1977 but with a team record payroll ranking 10th highest in baseball on opening day it easily may have been the most disappointing season in the franchise’s 37 seasons of play. The ’13 Jays according to numbers compiled by the Associated Press spent $118244575 (US) on 25 players plus the disabled list. And that Jays’ 2013 guaranteed dollar number on payroll could skyrocket in 2014 to about $134 million even before attempting to add to GM Alex Anthopoulos’s fanciful wish list of: a high-priced starting pitcher for the rotation a second-baseman an outfielder and perhaps a new catcher. Winning in 2014 will require clearing some of the current payroll and . . . imagination. The Jays are already committed to spend $107.2 million for 13 players under long-term deals. In addition veterans Adam Lind and Casey Janssen have club options adding up to $11 million. Also outfielder Colby Rasmus in his final year...
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