Blue Jays Release Mark Teahen

The Blue Jays announced that they have given Mark Teahen his unconditional release. They designated the infielder/outfielder for assignment earlier in the month and will be responsible for paying his $5.5MM salary in 2012.

Teahen joined the Blue Jays in the three-way deal that sent Edwin Jackson to St. Louis and Colby Rasmus to Toronto. The 30-year-old posted a .200/.273/.300 line in 177 plate appearances for the White Sox and Blue Jays in 2011, appearing at all four corner positions.


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  1. 95isOver 3 years ago

    AA, magician.

    • I don’t even know what to say to this.

      • 95isOver 3 years ago

        Say nothing, just nod your head in ignorant approval.

    • If AA was a true magician, he would have given Teahen and $2 million to some team for a draft pick.  I expect AA to be the first GM to figure out how to trade for one of those tradable picks.

      Steve

    • Lucas Kschischang 3 years ago

      There seems to be a slight bit of irony when it comes to posts like these:
      A bench player in the majors who’s making 5.5 million to do nothing, yet people still say “Who?”

      The question is, Thomas Cassidy, who are you, and where is your 5.5 million to do nothing?

  2. brian310 3 years ago

    Tigers new DH/backup 1B and corner outfielder?

    • Mikey Roederer 3 years ago

      actually for league minimum it might be worth an invite to spring training..With the Blue Jays paying him that much anything else it just to try and prove that he isn’t ready to be out of baseball

      • brian310 3 years ago

        Yeah a low risk/high reward kinda guy

        • we have different definitions of “high reward”

          • gmenfan 3 years ago

            More like “low risk/slightly more than low reward.”

          • Zach Ripple 3 years ago

            Seriously, this guy has never hit 20 homeruns, stolen 15 bases, driven in 70 runs, or hit .300. The only time he came even close was in his 109 games back in 2006, and he has just been in a free-fall performance-wise the last few years. He’s a 31-year-old with no pop, no speed, and an ok glove at the hot corner. Can someone explain to me how this guy ever got a deal where he would earn over $5 million in one year? Oh wait- Kenny Williams was the GM.

    • Mikey Roederer 3 years ago

      actually for league minimum it might be worth an invite to spring training..With the Blue Jays paying him that much anything else it just to try and prove that he isn’t ready to be out of baseball

  3. formerdraftpick 3 years ago

    The Pirates will sink their teeth into him.  They love players who had a good year 3 years prior in the hopes that they can trade them mid-season.  

  4. Blue387 3 years ago

    Maybe the Astros could sign him.

  5. formerdraftpick 3 years ago

    Blue Jays do not want Tea with a Hen.

  6. NYBravosFan10 3 years ago

    Sign him Frank Wren lol purely for the fact that having a “Teheran” and a “Teahan” on the same team would be pretty boss!!!

    • rzepczynski 3 years ago

      would be pretty boss…. ?
      looks like you got too many tomahawk chops to the head as a child

  7. $20404099 3 years ago

    I’ve always thought of Teahen as a candidate to go to Japan.

  8. Bob9988 3 years ago

    Sounds like a 3B Pile candidate in Seattle.

    • drjayphd 3 years ago

      Great, now I’m picturing an actual dogpile of sub-replacement players at the bag. They’d probably still be a better defender at 3B than Mark Reynolds, Chris Davis or Mark Trumbo.

  9. westcoastwhitesox 3 years ago

    If he is an honorable man, Tehean will come back to the White Sox and offer to play for free since we signed him to that awesome contract that is getting him 5.5mil from the Jays this year.  

    • Antonio Nicarelli 3 years ago

      If you think WSox fans are down on Kenny Williams now, wait and see what happens if Teahen dons their uniform again.  People would be standing in line at the Cell, trying to get rid of what few season tickets are out there.

  10. Teahen was a solid player when he was with the Royals. Unfortunately, since he signed that deal with the White Sox, his numbers have gone south. With his versatility, and considering he is only 30, he should get a Spring Training Invite.

    • Otis26 3 years ago

      He wasn’t that solid. He struck out in clutch situations constantly. He’s a nice guy but was never as good as he was touted. Lots of fans give him credit for being better than he was because of his personality. He was an above-average baserunner (way better than DeJesus), but really has been pretty pedestrian his entire career. He’ll hang on for a few more years somewhere…but his best bet is to polish up his act for television after his impending retirement…I think he’d be awesome there.

      • Yeah, he’s got that going for him, great personality and sense of humor. His player intro song was a gangsta rap song, and his twitter account is from the perspective of his dog

  11. aj7380 3 years ago

    He should be getting a 2yr deal from Ned Colleti and the Dodgers in about 3…2…1…

  12. dpm21 3 years ago

    this guy sounds like someone the Indians would sign, he was good at one time, but now he’s not so good….

  13. Rashomon 3 years ago

    I’d love for the Twins to look at him. Might motivate Valencia.

    • Popular_mechanics_for_pitchers 3 years ago

      Thanks mr Cameron

    • Slage8 3 years ago

      I’m with you. The Twins bench is lacking and Teahen is versatile enough to play the corner spots.

  14. formerdraftpick 3 years ago

    The A’s, Yankees, Mets or M’s may want to tap into Teahen for various reasons.  If he does make a comeback, he would be a nice 3b for the A’s and M’s with some occasional outfield duty.  The Yankees might want to use him to replace Chavez. As for the Mets, the “hey if it’s for free, it’s for me” approach may be necessary considering their financial situation.   

  15. aerobica 3 years ago

    I own ONE jersey.  Guess who it is?  That’s right!  Mark Teahen #24!!!  Let’s bring him back to KC for one last hurrah.

    • Antonio Nicarelli 3 years ago

      As one who has hated the Royals since the 70’s, I would LOVE to see that guy back on your team.  You would virtually be handing 3rd place back to the White Sox – for whatever that’s worth.

  16. Jose_Bautista 3 years ago

    Hey, look its angry3!!!!

  17. Jeff Chynoweth 3 years ago

    you do know it is, right? take a look at the divisions and tell me where the extra wild card could come from.. even if Angels or Rangers finish with the wild card its almost a given 1 of Yanks, Red Sox, or Rays take the extra slot..

  18. Ry.the_Stunner 3 years ago

    It hasn’t even been decided whether the extra playoff spot will start this year yet.

  19. Shawnthemon 3 years ago

    I love basing players off 35 games, big sample, I like using full years, like 2010, you know when he posted the 2nd highest OPS out of all CF’s, and he was only 24.

    But your right, every puts up awesome stats when they’re traded, especially a 25 year old, who is used to being traded, right?

  20. johnsmith4 3 years ago

    Hey Champ, what happened to your customary “Blue Jays fans are the dumbest fan base” rant?

  21. StanleyPujols 3 years ago

    So wait….”not being used to being traded” has been added to the arsenal of Rasmus excuses?

  22. stl_cards16 3 years ago

    Lol. I thought that was funny as well and I’m a Rasmus supporter. It was also funny that he didn’t like the guy using a small sample size, but picking one year out of his career to judge him off of is acceptable.

  23. bravesdude 3 years ago

    It hasn’t been finalized yet , but it’s looking as if it is going to happen this year according to reports . I believe it was after Seig got his extension that it was said to be almost a for gone conclusion that it will happen this year . Selig , in other words is pushing for it this year instead of next .

  24. Infield Fly 3 years ago

    And he’s back with that classic trolling hate-love for the Jays that we’ve all come to….well….laugh our butts off about!! 😀

  25. Shawnthemon 3 years ago

    A year is a lot bigger than 35 games, and look at the numbers of younger players getting traded compared to older, I was going to just say he was traded and often that leads to lower numbers right away, but I remembered when Manny got traded to the Dodgers.

  26. Shawnthemon 3 years ago

    A year is a lot bigger than 35 games, and look at the numbers of younger players getting traded compared to older, I was going to just say he was traded and often that leads to lower numbers right away, but I remembered when Manny got traded to the Dodgers.

  27. Shawnthemon 3 years ago

    A year is a lot bigger than 35 games, and look at the numbers of younger players getting traded compared to older, I was going to just say he was traded and often that leads to lower numbers right away, but I remembered when Manny got traded to the Dodgers.

  28. stl_cards16 3 years ago

    Obviously a year is a lot bigger than 35 games and I believe Rasmus will be a lot better than he was in those 35 games. But we can use ALL of last years data. He was pretty bad all of last year though, not just those 35 games.

    I believe Rasmus will fall somewhere between his very good season and his awful season. He will be an everyday CF, just not a superstar like some want to make him out to be.

  29. Lucas Kschischang 3 years ago

    You’re wrong because you’re bitter; Rasmus will hit .399 with 67 HR, and 172 RBI while stealing 182 bases.

     

  30. StanleyPujols 3 years ago

    I’m assuming this is based Blue Jays Banter’s  community projections

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