What Comes Next In Toronto For The Blue Jays?

With Vlady Guerrero signed to a minor league deal and Ken Rosenthal reporting that AA has talked to the Phillies about Cole Hamels and Shane Victorino I have to wonder what moves are coming next for the Blue Jays and how things are going to turn out this season.

Right now we’re looking at a 19-15 record after 34 games. That’s a .559 winning percentage.

That’s good for 5th best in the American League… but 4th best in the American League East. That’s rough.

If the Vlad thing works out I can see him on the bench taking Ben Francisco’s place. I can also see Adam Lind’s playing time diminishing (especially against lefties, just like everyone else is saying) and it could even lead him out of town…

The rumour mill says that Alex Anthopolous is open to the idea of a big hitter and a top of the rotation type of hitter. If Guerrero is the hitter, who is the pitcher?

Note: I’m not sure who it is… I’m thinking that we may be able to get a guy like Ervin Santana or Francisco Liriano while their stock is low – could be worth it if they can get back to their winning ways.

I’m not sure I believe that the Blue Jays are ready for a rent-a-player situation which is what Victorino and/or Hamels and Liriano (upcoming free agents) would be. But if AA thinks a contract extension can be done… who knows?

I think if something is coming there are players on the way out and players on the way in. Probably someone you like. Get ready for that.

The book says that AA asks every GM about every player all the time, whether they are available or not. So it’s relatively safe to assume that he’s working on about 15 plans right now and will put the best one in play when the time comes.

Things have started well which could set up a very interesting summer in Toronto.

Keep your eyes and ears open!

#GoJaysGo

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What Comes Next In Toronto For The Blue Jays?

With Vlady Guerrero signed to a minor league deal and Ken Rosenthal reporting that AA has talked to the Phillies about Cole Hamels and Shane Victorino I have to wonder what moves are coming next for the Blue Jays and how things are going to turn out this season.

Right now we’re looking at a 19-15 record after 34 games. That’s a .559 winning percentage.

That’s good for 5th best in the American League… but 4th best in the American League East. That’s rough.

If the Vlad thing works out I can see him on the bench taking Ben Francisco’s place. I can also see Adam Lind’s playing time diminishing (especially against lefties, just like everyone else is saying) and it could even lead him out of town…

The rumour mill says that Alex Anthopolous is open to the idea of a big hitter and a top of the rotation type of hitter. If Guerrero is the hitter, who is the pitcher?

Note: I’m not sure who it is… I’m thinking that we may be able to get a guy like Ervin Santana or Francisco Liriano while their stock is low – could be worth it if they can get back to their winning ways.

I’m not sure I believe that the Blue Jays are ready for a rent-a-player situation which is what Victorino and/or Hamels and Liriano (upcoming free agents) would be. But if AA thinks a contract extension can be done… who knows?

I think if something is coming there are players on the way out and players on the way in. Probably someone you like. Get ready for that.

The book says that AA asks every GM about every player all the time, whether they are available or not. So it’s relatively safe to assume that he’s working on about 15 plans right now and will put the best one in play when the time comes.

Things have started well which could set up a very interesting summer in Toronto.

Keep your eyes and ears open!

#GoJaysGo

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