Friday, 18 November 2011

The New Jersey'ed Devils


Here is the SBNation writeup as well.  Relax Rob.

Elsewhere, the Jays lost Cole Kimball to the Nationals via waivers, just a day or two after obtaining him from the Nationals through waivers.  Weird, I know...  not exactly sure how this happened, or if it has anything to do with the Jays claiming Andrew Carpenter, also off waivers, from the San Diego Padres.  They have also added Travis d'Arnaud, Nestor Molina, Mike Mcdade, and Evan Crawford to the 40-man roster, protecting them from rule 5 draft eligibility (which is the same reason Carpenter and Kimball were placed on waivers in the first place).

Speaking of waivers, Brian Jeroloman has been claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates.  I suppose this means that the Jays outrighted him off the 40-man roster without me noticing.  I honestly thought he'd be a backup for JP Arencibia, but apparently not.  If anything happens to JP this season, Travis d'Arnaud will probably be the callup now, so he must be closer to being ready than I had first thought.

Not that I really thought the Jays were incredibly interested anyway, but it looks like Yoenis Cespedes asking price is going to be higher than we were initially told, which should close the market for us.  I think the outfield is pretty well set at the moment, and signing a longterm deal with an unknown 26-year old doesn't seem like something AA is really all about anyway when there's not a huge hole.  Thames and Snider should get everyday playing time in LF, and Rasmus and Bautista are all but guaranteed everyday time in CF and RF respectively, so this probably isn't much.

Finally, the fine folks at MLBTR linked to a piece that I wrote about Aaron Hill last weekend.  Thanks!

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