Blue Jays Sign Three To Minor League Deals

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  • In a press release, the Blue Jays announced the signings of right-handers Jerry Gil, Robert Coello, and shortstop Brian Bocock to minor league deals.  All three players will receive invitations to Major League spring training.  Bocock was involved in a minor mid-season swap this year when he was sent from the Phillies' Triple-A affiliate to the Pirates Triple-A squad.


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21 Comments on "Blue Jays Sign Three To Minor League Deals"


Jade Mcdermott
3 years 8 months ago

Spend some money AA u are starting to piss me off

Mark Beuerman
3 years 8 months ago

Because spending money somehow equates to success? Did the team with the highest payroll win this past year? Or last year?

redsx968
3 years 8 months ago

I can tell you from firsthand experience that money does not = team success haha

Mo_GOAT
3 years 8 months ago

 Ok, this might be a little off topic but who is that “Guest” guy who always gets his comments removed? hes been on here for a while and always gets hateful responses lol.

TophersReds
3 years 8 months ago

Please tell me you are being sarcastic?

Edit: And if you aren’t, the person with that post posted an ad and was renamed ‘Guest’ in the comments after his comment was removed from the MLBTR (to protect the accounts identity so it won’t be spammed with hate?).

johnsmith4
3 years 8 months ago

Ha Ha….probably Angry3….keeps repeating himself on how Toronto fans are stupid and owners are cheap…frankly…Angry3 is tedious and boring.  Doesn’t have any real insight to contribute.

johnsilver
3 years 8 months ago

Farrell may have been behind Coello getting signed since he remembers him from the Sox system and brief stay with the parent club. Maybe one day he can stick with someone as a middle guy, after all, he is big enough and if he hits someone on purpose won’t be charging of the mound with this monster of a man standing there.

johnsmith4
3 years 8 months ago

I was thinking the same thing about Farrell.  Jays picked up about 7 other relief pitchers on minor league contracts who are around Coello’s age, size, and throw around the same velocity.  It looks like they hope to catch lightning in a bottle with one of them.  That is, if they can gain enough command and movement on their pitches.

It will be a welcome change over the small relievers who struggle to hit 90 Jays traditionally use.  And yes, Toronto has been lacking big hard throwers who aren’t afraid to throw the “purpose” pitch.  Frankly, it has hurt batters such as Adam Lind and Jose Bautista.  Perhaps, the same thoughts have gone through Farrell’s mind.

LakeComoCuckmasters
3 years 8 months ago

Will 2012 be the year Zach learns how to make links open up in a new tab? We shall see.

vilifyingforce
3 years 8 months ago

I thought Bocock sounded familiar. They claimed him off waivers back in Jan. 2010.

letsgogiants
3 years 8 months ago

I remember Bocock. Bocock was named the 2008 opening day shortstop for the Giants after it was announced that Omar Vizquel would start the season on the disabled list. Bocock is great defensively, but its his bat that has slowed him down from progressing into a major league infielder. Granted, he was never a top prospect, but if he could at least hit somewhere above the mendoza line, he could be a useful utility infielder. However, I don’t think thats going to happen (he has a career .227/.301/.307 in the minor leagues, yikes!)

vilifyingforce
3 years 7 months ago

Sounds like an upgrade over Mike McCoy at least. How’s his speed?

letsgogiants
3 years 7 months ago

His speed isn’t bad, but he isn’t anything special on the base paths. The weird thing is that he did steal 41 bases between Augusta and San Jose in 2007, but he hasn’t remotely come close to that total since. Honestly, looking at McCoy, even he has more potential than Bocock at this point. At least McCoy could hit in the Upper Minors, whereas Bocock has failed to hit even close to .250 for an extended amount of time. Defensively, Bocock probably has the advantage over McCoy, even though McCoy has shown more versatility around the diamond then Bocock, who is mainly a middle infielder with little time at 2nd base in the minors. But in every other aspect, McCoy is probably more destined to be a better utility player than Bocock.

letsgogiants
3 years 8 months ago

I remember Bocock. Bocock was named the 2008 opening day shortstop for the Giants after it was announced that Omar Vizquel would start the season on the disabled list. Bocock is great defensively, but its his bat that has slowed him down from progressing into a major league infielder. Granted, he was never a top prospect, but if he could at least hit somewhere above the mendoza line, he could be a useful utility infielder. However, I don’t think thats going to happen (he has a career .227/.301/.307 in the minor leagues, yikes!)

TophersReds
3 years 8 months ago

Something tells me that won’t happen. And why is that a reply? It has nothing to do with Toronto, the Pirates, or Bocock…

MetsMagic
3 years 8 months ago

Highly doubt Colorado will bankrupt their entire farm system (sans Pomeranz) for players they have no interest in. 

3 years 8 months ago

Such a horrible trade for the Rockies. They’d rather give Smith, Fowler, and Wheeler to the Braves for Prado + AA prospect than do that trade.

Pawapuro
3 years 8 months ago

It’s Nelson, don’t even bother asking.

TophersReds
3 years 8 months ago

That proposal would also be a horrible trade for the Rockies.

redsx968
3 years 8 months ago

I was more getting at the fact that the Red Sox had the third-largest payroll in baseball and blew it and missed the playoffs. 90 wins is by most standards fantastic, but 2011 was proof that $160 million+ doesn’t buy the playoffs, let alone a ring.

Guest
3 years 8 months ago

you know how nyjer morgan has his alter-ego…..i just found kenny williams…his alter-ego is nelson