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The Jays in the market for a catcher, outfielder

Nov 27, 2009, 8:50 AM EST

Yesterday wasn’t a holiday in Canada, and MLB.com’s Blue Jays guy Jordan Bastian used his working day to get some dish from Toronto.  Among the items he learned:

  • Catcher Rod Barajas is not likely coming back. The Jays won’t offer him a multi-year deal, and other teams may, so the team will go in another direction.  Add the Jays to the list of teams interested in Yorvit Torrealba. OK, that list is only two teams long right now, but two makes a list, right?

  • Slugging outfield prospect Travis Snider has no guaranteed job next spring. He was a little underwhelming in 276 plate appearances last season, but the dude is only 21 years old.  A team that looks to basically be tearing down and rebuilding probably shouldn’t be in the business of blocking young guys like Snider.

The upshot of these two items is that the Jays now will be looking for an outfielder and a catcher.  This is problematic, as they are already apparently preoccupied with signing another half dozen or so shortstops, and the winter is only so long.

Oh, and they may be preoccupied with other things too. Such as their parent corporation laying off nearly a thousand employees.  Blue Jays fever: Catch it!

  1. Old Gator - Nov 27, 2009 at 10:19 AM

    Oh my sublime Buddha, the Jays are shedding players like a Miami malamute in July. By the time this is over with, they’re not even going to be able field a team of reclamation projects and soft pink rookies as predestined to be also-rans as the Marlins. That’s an awfully long hike up the hill from the streetcar stop to the Rogers to see a Keystone Kops game.
    Maybe they ought to change the name of the team to the Feather Lice.

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