Thursday, 18 October 2012
It's been a little while, huh?
MLBTR lets us know that the Jays have claimed Cory Wade (Princess Jasmine, I think) from the Yankees, and Scott Cousins from the Marlins, off waivers.
Wade has shown flashes of excellence over his career, but has been pretty meh for the most part. 2011 saw Wade put up an ERA in the 2 (3.76 FIP/3.80 xFIP) area, but the small sample police came back to him in 2012, where he put up a 6 ERA (4.50/3.65). He'll fight for a bullpen job, and probably won't win one, but who knows.
Cousins has been terrible over his brief career, amassing a .523 OPS over 188 career PA's. Probably minor league fodder forever.
The Jays also lost pitcher Juan Abreu to free agency, adding him to the pile of meh that the Jays have cast aside recently.
It would appear that the Jays have extended President Paul Beeston's contract for another two years. I'm not entirely certain what that means.
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe or something suggests that the Red Sox and Jays have begun their negotiations over compensation for John Farrell leaving his post as manager of the Jays. This is still happening. The Jays have some policy about lateral moves or something? I feel like I may have heard that once or three hundred times over the last year and a half.
Finally, MLBTR suggests that the Nationals may look in to trading Mike Morse. Morse is probably best suited for 1B, but the Jays could be a fit. They're looking for another bat to take on LF, but could obviously have Morse and Edwin split time at 1B/DH/LF. The Jays may be looking for someone who's actually a LF'er, instead of being a 1B masquerading in the outfield.