Arbitration Eligibles: Toronto Blue Jays

We've covered the Orioles, Red Sox, Yankees, and Rays in our arbitration eligibles series.  Let's finish off the AL East by discussing the Blue Jays players who will be eligible for arbitration after the season.

Carlson and McGowan are non-tender candidates, though on the other hand neither would cost much more than the league minimum.  Carlson's season ended with a torn rotator cuff, while McGowan is expected to pitch for Toronto next month for the first time since 2008.

Overall it's an affordable arbitration group.  We've got Morrow at $4.1MM, Rasmus at $2.8MM, Villanueva at $2MM, Janssen at $1.5MM, and Litsch at $1.3MM.  Rasmus switched agencies partially because of this upcoming arbitration case.


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12 Comments on "Arbitration Eligibles: Toronto Blue Jays"


3 years 11 months ago

The Jays have put too much time & effort into rehabbing McGowan at this point, and he appears so close to being back, to make him a non-tender, IMO.

Bombastic_Dave
3 years 11 months ago

I think all Jays fans are holding their breath, hoping not to jynx his return.

3 years 11 months ago

They sure are.  He’ll likely be a September call-up.  The team has been holding a 40-man spot for him when he comes off the 60-day.  I think he starts today in AA?  His last start was on the 26th… so maybe tomorrow.

vilifyingforce
3 years 11 months ago

There is just no way they non-tender McGowan after all of this time unless he blows his arm out in the next month.

Next_2_Normal
3 years 11 months ago

Yeah, but the question is, are they Jays actually going to take anyone to arbitration??

3 years 11 months ago

That’s the thing, they never do.

jwsox
3 years 11 months ago

You gotta love that about them and the players they extend during arb. The jays take a huge risk hoping the player stays healthy and does not faulter and they players are willing to potentially make less money. There is something good growing in Toronto. Maybe AA should get a movie. I mean come on Billy ” stat junkie I can draft/ trade for and develop pitchers but nothing else” benne can get one AA should get one

notsureifsrs
3 years 11 months ago

anthopolous himself would tell you that he owes a debt to beane just like the majority of GMs in the league who benefit from advanced statistical analysis and the principles of moneyball

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 11 months ago

Shame Ricciardi couldn’t after making those promises.

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 11 months ago

Shame Ricciardi couldn’t after making those promises.

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 11 months ago

So the Jays spend roughly the $15MM on arbitration eligibles Tim guesstimated earlier in the year, and have roughly $47MM committed in 2012. Not a bad payroll for a .500 club in the AL East.

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 11 months ago

So the Jays spend roughly the $15MM on arbitration eligibles Tim guesstimated earlier in the year, and have roughly $47MM committed in 2012. Not a bad payroll for a .500 club in the AL East.