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Jason Frasor wins closer gig in Toronto

Mar 27, 2010, 12:41 PM EDT

jason frasor headshot blue jays.jpgOne of the spring’s great dramas has finally reached its resolution, reports Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun. Drumroll, everyone:

“Jason Frasor was my closer last year and he hasn’t done anything to
lose the job,” manager Cito Gaston said Friday afternoon
.

So, that’s that. Frasor was duking it out with Scott Downs and Kevin Gregg for the job this spring. The 32-year-old Frasor was 11-for-14 in save opportunities last season and notched 17 saves for the Blue Jays way back in 2004. Be sure to grab him in your fantasy leagues, people.

Interestingly, Elliott notes that Downs and Gregg are both still candidates to be traded. Although Gregg was signed to a one-year, $2.75 million contract in February, he can still be traded if he gives his permission. The Twins, who are currently seeking a replacement for Joe Nathan, had a scout in attendance during Friday’s game, according to Elliott.

With that out of the way, here’s my favorite tidbit from Elliott’s piece. Frasor said that he has a large container filled with signed baseballs over the years, ranging from Dave Stieb to Nolan Ryan. But he has a rather strict criteria for who gets to stay in the container. 

“Anyone accused of cheating like Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte I’ve
taken out of the container,” Frasor said. “I gave them to my dog, Kosmo,
to chew on.”

And with that, we have an early favorite for “Quote of the Day.” 

  1. fbanshee - Mar 27, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    Proud of you Jason! Now go get us 40 saves!

  2. GimmeSomeSteel - Mar 27, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    Has Kosmo exhibited any changes in behavior or physique?

  3. Frase - Mar 28, 2010 at 5:46 PM

    to beat the BJs…the red sox will need their steroids from their friends http://bit.ly/redsoxsteroids

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