Monday, 13 February 2012
Blue Jays News!
Man, it's been a while since anything noteworthy happened in Blue Jays land, but alas, here we are.
We'll start with Casey Janssen. He appeared to be moving towards an arbitration hearing -- the first for the Jays in 15 years -- but according to his twitter account, he'll be "sticking around a little while longer!" That doesn't necessarily mean that he's signed an extension or anything, because even if this about coming to an agreement with the Jays, he was still under team control for this season anyway. Of course, AA has a policy of agreeing only to multiple years once it gets past the arbitration deadline, but this might not even be about his contract, as we're only speculating here. David Ortiz has also avoided arbitration, settling on a 1-year, $14.5MM deal with the Red Sox.
Ken Rosenthal, via MLBTR, tells us that the Jays are out of the running for Manny Ramirez, leaving only the Oakland A's.
Finally, Kevin Goldstein of Baseballprospectus.com gives us his list of the top 101 prospects in baseball, ranking Rays SP Matt Moore as number 1. Blue Jays on the list include Travis d'Arnaud (16), Jake Marisnick (28), Daniel Norris (54), Anthony Gose (68), and Noah Syndergaard (93). Check out his twitter account for a big Q&A session.
And holy fuck: Tim Brown from Yahoo!Sports is telling us that the Athletics are about to sign Yoenis Cespedes, and Susan Slusser is telling us that it's 4y/$36MM. Mystery team strikes again!