The Toronto Blue Jays have shown once again that it doesn’t have to be a blockbuster deal to raise some eyebrows.
With the game and its global reach, it knows no limit to where it can find talent, and according to the American Association, the Jays have signed Laredo Lemur’s closer Mike Benacka. Last week the Jays signed Quebec Capitales lefty-speciality Tony Davis.
Benacka 30, has spent the majority of his professional career in the Oakland A’s organization (2008-2011). Over the course of his six professional seasons, three of which were Independent, Benacka has appeared in over 240 games and saved 56 in including 12 as the Lemur’s closer. His ERA sits at an even 3.00 and his overall record is 22-13. But the Pièce de résistance: 12.3 SO/9, including 15.7 SO/9 while in Laredo this year. (Statistics courtesy of Baseball Reference).
While playing for the York Revolution and Lemurs in 2012, Benacka appeared in 49 games recording 13 saves. He surrendered only 36 hits in 59 i...