A quick look at the AL East..
- GM Ben Cherington says the Red Sox won't pursue Johan Santana, tweets Tim Britton of the Providence Journal.
- Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos says that he's exploring a deal with a "three-team component" that he believes can get done, tweets Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com.
- The Orioles have considered a contract extension for shortstop J.J. Hardy, according to Britt Ghiroli of MLB.com (via Twitter).
Ahh, the first glimmer of hope that somebody is alive in the Blue Jays front office.
Im sure AA has been talking, he just liked to keep things low and doesnt like rumours.
The Lincoln blockbuster didn’t do it for you?
Jason J. Shaw
Trouble is, what can they do? They are limited in expendable guys with value aside from their bullpen, and they have limited holes that really need to be filled as they have addressed their catcher situation. A high end starter would be nice, but you don’t want to create holes elsewhere or break the bank either. I’m having difficulty seeing many reasonable options for the Jays to pursue.
Jays are trying to win now. Ramirez won’t help in 2014 and the upgrade Franklin gives at 2nd is worse than the downgrade at CF. Plus pirates won’t give up their top prospect for anorak
Hahn was hinting at possibly making another 3team deal…the Sox could be in on it.
3 team deal I think could involve the Cubs I bet
blue jays and mariners always do at least one trade per summer. maybe Jack Z is getting bored. hasn’t made a deal in a few hours.
Smoak to Pirates,Rasmus to Mariners,Franklin,Ramirez to Blue Jsys
Rasmus to Rangers, Moreland plus prospect to a third team, #2 or #3 starter to the Jays.
Per Buster at end of Sports Center Special today said Price to be moved soon but won’t sign extension with Mariners so maybe Rasmus to Giants meaning Pagan to LF Price to Blue Jays get the SP they want,Chick,Lind,and so on to Rays solves 1B and future SP.
To Jays – Price, Franklin
To Rays – Stroman, Sanchez, Paxton, and Lind
To Mariners – Rasmus, Jannsen, and J.A Happ
how about Hank Conger to White Sox, Howie Kendrick to the Blue Jays, and Gordon Beckham, Marcus Stroman, Sean Nolin to the Angels. Sox need options at catcher, Blue Jays need 2B, Angels get serviceable replacement and top 100 prospect pitcher while cutting salary and adding depth to the farm.
Conger and Kendrick ain’t worth 1/2 of that