Blue Jays Acquire Jason Frasor From White Sox

The Blue Jays have acquired Jason Frasor from the White Sox in exchange for right-handed pitchers Myles Jaye and Daniel Webb, according to a press release.  Frasor, 34, returns to Toronto where he played his entire big league career before being traded to the White Sox mid-season.

The veteran right-hander had his $3.75MM club option exercised on October 31st.  It's possible that the White Sox picked up the option with the intention of dealing him this winter.  Frasor posted a 3.60 ERA with 8.6 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9 in 60 innings for the Blue Jays and White Sox in 2011.  He will join former teammate Sergio Santos, whom Toronto acquired in early December. 12966458

Jaye and Webb were not among the top 25 prospects in the Blue Jays' system, according to John Sickels of Minor League Ball.  Jaye, 20, was Toronto's 17th round pick in 2010 and made nine starts and four relief outings for the club's Appalachian League affiliate in 2011.   Webb, 22, spent the bulk of 2011 with Single-A Lansing where he posted a 5.59 ERA with 7.0 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 in 12 starts and six relief appearances.

It appears that GM Ken Williams hasn't taken any time off to celebrate the New Year after trading Carlos Quentin to the Padres just over 24 hours ago.  By trading Frasor and the arbitration-eligible Quentin, the club has saved roughly $11.25MM in 2012. 

Frasor and starter Zach Stewart were shipped to Chicago prior to the trade deadline for starter Edwin Jackson and third baseman Mark TeahenOf course, the Blue Jays dealt Jackson to the Cardinals that very same day in order to land center fielder Colby Rasmus.


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244 Comments on "Blue Jays Acquire Jason Frasor From White Sox"


Financial Uproar
3 years 7 months ago

He’s back yo.

iorekk
3 years 7 months ago

More importantly, Mrs Frasor is back 

Ian_Smell
3 years 7 months ago

With a whole new attitude.

Jamie Sayer
3 years 7 months ago

Wow, always liked Frasor, was sad when he was traded. But now he’s back! ūüėÄ

3 years 7 months ago

Lets be honest, did anyone even know he left? 

strikethree
3 years 7 months ago

I won’t lie, I thought the guy was being traded TO the White Sox.

Triple Hawpes Brewed
3 years 7 months ago

Always fun to start the new year off with a blockbuster

redsx968
3 years 7 months ago

My hope for the new year was to have no more stupid sarcastic comments on minor league signings, but 14 hours into 2012 it was ruined…

redsx968
3 years 7 months ago

My hope for the new year was to not have any of these dumb sarcastic comments on minor league signings and trades, but 14 hours into 2012 that was ruined…

grownice
3 years 7 months ago

Agreed.

Shawnthemon
3 years 7 months ago

I knew it was too good to be true

diesel2410
3 years 7 months ago

Blue Jays: Ok….you can have Frasor. Take good care of him!
White Sox: Thanks dood
Blue Jays: No! You cheated! We want him back! NOW!
White Sox: Easy little guy…fine
Blue Jays: SUCCESS

duddy_17
3 years 7 months ago

Salary dump for the WSox… low-level prospects, so not bad.¬† But not as the set-up… Would much rather Janssen in that role!¬†

3 years 7 months ago

would much rather whoever earns it in that role. regardless who it is, the best pitcher outside of santos should be the setup or important situational guy.

3 years 7 months ago

Thank god Kenny Williams traded away Danks

Resigning him in a clear rebuilding phase would have been foolish

Paul Andrew Mawdsley
3 years 7 months ago

resigning him does not necessarily mean he will start the season with the sox…the long term deal at a good price may in fact up the value that they could receive from another team in a trade.

NickinIthaca
3 years 7 months ago

The no trade clause for the first year does guarantee he’ll be starting the year there, though

Paul Andrew Mawdsley
3 years 7 months ago

haha good point, never knew about that…just knew he got resigned.¬†

3 years 7 months ago

I’m pretty sure when his team is 20 games out of first he will be more than happy to waive that NTC.

Joey Doughnuts
3 years 7 months ago

You think he doesn’t know the team will be bad in 2012? ¬†Otherwise he wouldn’t have signed the contract if he wasn’t ok with a couple bad seasons.

Joey Doughnuts
3 years 7 months ago

You think he doesn’t know the team will be bad in 2012? ¬†Otherwise he wouldn’t have signed the contract if he wasn’t ok with a couple bad seasons.

johnsmith4
3 years 7 months ago

Jays lost interest in Danks as soon as he was extended….teams with strong prospect funnels only want Danks for a year and then grab the draft picks when he opts for FA

Ta-Kuan Fuan
3 years 7 months ago

Doesn’t make too much sense to trade away a couple of good prospects, have Danks for a year only for the intention to get the draft picks that may land you “a couple of good prospects” that you originally had again the following year.

johnsmith4
3 years 7 months ago

Jays would trade a couple of their B list prospects. For example, Nestor Molina was a B list prospect. Baseball America had him ranked as their 18th best prospect.

They wouldn’t want Danks in his free agent years because they don’t pay more than $3mil to $4mil per WAR on long-term contracts.

They would be aggressive in the draft with their 1st and supplemental pick because they spend around $11mil on signing bonuses.

What I suggested they do with Danks is similar to what Tampa Rays did with Rafael Soriano. In fact, Jays are pretty much copying Rays in Baseball Operation execution.

smokinjays
3 years 7 months ago

Not sure that logic still applies to Danks under the new CBA. Would he be offered $12 million to be a qualifying FA? (or am I misunderstanding the new compensation draft pick arrangement?)

johnsmith4
3 years 7 months ago

Yep…if your qualifying offer is within Top 10 percent salaries, the player qualifies as a Type A free agent if he opts for Free Agency. But, you must have the player for at least a full season.

Danks being one year away from Free Agency and projecting to $7.6mil arb salary were some of the attributes that made him attractive to Blue Jays. I doubt they want him with his new salary $14.5 mil. He is typically 3.0 WAR player with some upside. AA usually pays out $2 mil to $3mil per WAR on multi-year contracts.

johnsmith4
3 years 7 months ago

Jays lost interest in Danks as soon as he was extended….teams with strong prospect funnels only want Danks for a year and then grab the draft picks when he opts for FA

Joey Doughnuts
3 years 7 months ago

Since when is resigning a 26-year-old ace of the team to a 5-year-old counter-productive in a rebuild? You guys seriously need to understand that this rebuild isn’t going to take 5 years, it will take 2, maybe 3.

slidingintobase
3 years 7 months ago

They also weren’t going to get much for Danks – nothing like Gonzalez brought – so better just to keep him.

grant77
3 years 7 months ago

Ken Williams will not rest until he has every Blue Jays pitching prospect.

sox2727
3 years 7 months ago

be careful with the term “prospect”

3 years 7 months ago

what the hell is kenny williams doing? does anyone know?

slider32
3 years 7 months ago

He’s starting to look like Ed Wade.

3 years 7 months ago

“starting”?¬†

thekoshow
3 years 7 months ago

isn’t Kenny Williams black?

FamousGrouse
3 years 7 months ago

Kenny Williams is wearing a toupee?

Marcos
3 years 7 months ago

Coke? Yeah, probably coke…

3 years 7 months ago

it’s a helluva drug

Marcos
3 years 7 months ago

Coke? Yeah, probably coke…

Joey Doughnuts
3 years 7 months ago

He is trading an over-paid reliever that should have had his option declined a couple months ago for 2 low level prospects. It’s a salary dump, but it also adds 2 young pitchers. It was a really good move for both teams.

Antonio Nicarelli
3 years 7 months ago

I look at it like the Sox shouldn’t have exercised Frasor’s option anyway.¬† He sucked on the South Side.¬† Now, we have two “prospects” for a guy we should have let walk.¬† We simply cannot lose, unless we cut a future star to make room for them.

slidingintobase
3 years 7 months ago

It made more sense to pick up his option. Declining the option would have cost something. This way there is no cost and prospects come back in return.

Joey Doughnuts
3 years 7 months ago

What do you mean “declining the option would have cost something”??

slidingintobase
3 years 7 months ago

It’s possible Frasor’s contract was different, but most options have a buy out so that declining them means the team has to pay something – e.g., Peavy has an option for ’13, but buying it out will cost something like 4mil. If there was not a cash buy out required, then it made sense only because of getting back prospects.

slidingintobase
3 years 7 months ago

It’s possible Frasor’s contract was different, but most options have a buy out so that declining them means the team has to pay something – e.g., Peavy has an option for ’13, but buying it out will cost something like 4mil. If there was not a cash buy out required, then it made sense only because of getting back prospects.

Andy Mc
3 years 7 months ago

like a $500,000 buy out, maybe?

Andy Mc
3 years 7 months ago

like a $500,000 buy out, maybe?

johnsmith4
3 years 7 months ago

Yep…the best of for White Sox would have been declining Frasor’s option, offer arb, and hope he signs elsewhere so Sox get supplemental pick (which is greater than Miles Jaye & other guy)

slidingintobase
3 years 7 months ago

He cut payroll by trading spare parts and signed his best young pitcher to a long term deal when he couldn’t get a big return in prospects. It really isn’t hard to figure out.

Sniderlover
3 years 7 months ago

Uhh wow, 2 low ceiling prospects that are years away for Frasor? I’ll take it.

Welcome back Frasor!
 

iorekk
3 years 7 months ago

Myles Jaye is actually a nice sleeper with some potential but with all the pitching depth the jays have in the low minors, no one will notice he is gone

Sniderlover
3 years 7 months ago

Yeah he is a sleeper but I don’t see the high upside.

Frank Drebin
3 years 7 months ago

AA does it again! Wow! Laffey, Oliver, Bocock, Frasor, Oliver, etc. JEDI MIND TRICKS! Genius!!

slider32
3 years 7 months ago

Now the Jays have the 16 best pen in baseball.

Bluejaysnation
3 years 7 months ago

Not bad!!

grownice
3 years 7 months ago

¬†Why are you inlcuding laffey and bocock… those are minor league deals. And who is this other Oliver character…? Also these lame sarcastic jedi mind tricks jokes are not even funny, considering we actually have a pretty good Bullpen now. I dont see the issue? Did you take a liking to those prospects you’ve never heard of?

Joey Doughnuts
3 years 7 months ago

I think he is being sarcastic.

popular_mechanics_for_pitchers
3 years 7 months ago

Thanks for including Oliver twice

vilifyingforce
3 years 7 months ago

He’s that good.

3 years 7 months ago

notsureifsrs

3 years 7 months ago

I like that Kenny keeps acquiring young arms, I wonder who’s next.

Lastings
3 years 7 months ago

A little league pitcher…

Jon Melton
3 years 7 months ago

Yeah stockpilling arms is always a positive step for any farmsystem.

The_Porcupine
3 years 7 months ago

Its like Williams suddenly realized the use having a minor league system may have for the parent club!

3 years 7 months ago

It was only a matter of time before AA started putting this bullpen back together.¬† I don’t think Frasor wanted to leave in the first place (being married to a local girl for one).¬† He was a quality player that will look even better now that he wont be looked at as a possible closer.

sox2727
3 years 7 months ago

does anyone know anything about these guys?

johnsmith4
3 years 7 months ago

Miles Jaye is not bad…good addition if your talent funnel is weak.

3 years 7 months ago

I mean Jason Frasor for a 20 year old and a 22 year old, that’s a solid haul regardless of their current stats. Jays must have really like Frasor.¬†

3 years 7 months ago

proven success in the al east

Jon Melton
3 years 7 months ago

Its not like either one is a top prospect and Frasor is a solid pitcher for Toronto good move Jays

vilifyingforce
3 years 7 months ago

I’m not trying to bash here, but, just because they’re young doesn’t mean it’s a good deal. It’s a salary dump of an overpaid middle relief guy for a couple of names the majority of Jays fan have never heard of. Frasor had next to no value and that’s what the Sox got for him; next to nothing.

Bluejaysnation
3 years 7 months ago

Frasor was a solid RP when he was in Toronto. Excellent move to solidify the bullpen!!

vilifyingforce
3 years 7 months ago

He’s a fine pen arm. He still had next to no value.

Bluejaysnation
3 years 7 months ago

Frasor was a solid RP when he was in Toronto. Excellent move to solidify the bullpen!!

Dan_O62
3 years 7 months ago

Good pickup by the Jays, giving them depth from which to make a bigger deal with. Watch this site for another, bigger AA blockbuster in the coming weeks…

sox2727
3 years 7 months ago

does anyone know anything about these guys?

3 years 7 months ago

Frasor comes for basically 2 PTBNL (2 who have not played above Class A) is great!! That’s why we sign a lot of Minor League deals, to bolster our farm…. I hope this is the start of more transactions for the Jays, 3 somewhat¬†noticeable¬†players signed with the Jays the past three days (Oliver, Laffey, and now Frasor) and 3 others to minor league deals ūüėÄ

duddy_17
3 years 7 months ago

“Previously on Lost…” I think¬†the Jays¬†should send Teahan to the Tigers for Dotel, and then Rasmus to St. Louis for Rzep… Then almost everyone who left the Island is back… Oh wait, except Wells!¬† Nevermind!!

Khabibulan
3 years 7 months ago

And Napoli!

safari_punch
3 years 7 months ago

As long as Johnny Mac doesn’t return, it’s a good day.

3 years 7 months ago

why?