Blue Jays Outright Laffey, Hill, Korecky

Today’s outright assignments..

  • The Blue Jays announced that they have outrighted left-hander Aaron Laffey, right-hander Shawn Hill, and right-hander Bobby Korecky off of the 40-man roster.  The move leaves Toronto with 37 players on the 40-man roster.  Laffey, 27, would have been arbitration-eligible this offseason.  That leaves Colby Rasmus, Jesse Litsch, J.A. Happ, and Rajai Davis (if his club option is declined) as the remaining arb eligible cases in Toronto.

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7 Comments on "Blue Jays Outright Laffey, Hill, Korecky"

2 years 10 months ago

Laffey is not the answer going forward, but that was a big 100+ IP for the Jays this year.

2 years 10 months ago


That’s an indication of just how severe the injuries to the Jays were. On a healthy Blue Jays pitching staff, Laffey is at best a mop up, if he makes the team.

2 years 10 months ago

thats too much of a cop out excuse for the jays

it was injuries and performance that did the team in, not just injuries. especially to the rotation, morrow was the only starter that hurt the team while he was hurt ( you can make an argument with hutch too i suppose)

the rotation wasn’t that good to begin with, in fact, drabek getting hurt probably improved the team with how villanueva pitched, atleast at first.

2 years 10 months ago

Laffey was acquired for exactly what he provided this year…depth. The Jays just did not have enough of it to survive all the injuries suffered.

But I expect the Jays to pick up Rajai’s option and Litsch will cost peanuts, Happ won’t be too expensive, neither will Rasmus though I expect a little raise given the HRs and RBIs. He made 2.7 mill this year, so maybe something like 3.5 mill.

2 years 10 months ago


writing off the year as just because of injuries, is an excuse.

rasmus, johnson, escobar, lind, romero, davis, arencibia, all ranged from below average to terrible.

heck if even lawrie was pretty disappointing this year.

AA needs to inject the team with some talent. With EE emerging, and Bautista healthy (fingers crossed) you have a formidable middle of the order. but the team needs to focus on obp and run prevention.

2 years 10 months ago

I think its just posturing on cleavelands part, it makes no sense for them to hang on to any of their high paid veterans right now…

what I was thinking was a blockbuster trade with the indians get cabrera(2B) Masterson, choo (lf) and ubaldo (flyer)

give them gose, hechavarria and some pitchers (not named sanchez )

I wouldnt touch figgins with a 10 foot pole, I’d rather keep Johnson.

2 years 10 months ago

U are right on with Masterson. Wherever Farrell is next season? I think that team needs to push hard to acquire Masterson, then get Farrell to have him drop his arm angle down a bit some.. Not as drastic as it once was, but more than he has been all this year and much of last season. he just isn’t the same guy and his “heavy” sinking FB isn’t sinking any longer with that 3/4 delivery Cleveland pitching coaches have changed him to.

IMO, Farrell can get him back to an in between delivery to not be as drastic (side arm) so he can get LH guys out, that was his issue with Boston.