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Adam Lind outrighted to Las Vegas

May 31, 2012, 5:32 PM EDT

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Adam Lind has been in triple-A Las Vegas, but he had remained on the 40-man roster, having merely been optioned. Not anymore, though: The Blue Jays announced today that they outrighted him, removing him from the 40-man.  There had been some dispute about that.

Lind is currently killing the ball in Las Vegas, but he was doing nothing of the sort for Toronto. And now, if they want him, they have to make another move to free up space on the 40-man.  And the Blue Jays owe him $5 million this season and $5 million next season, with $3.5 million worth of buyouts for the 2014-16 seasons, in what has turned out to be a disastrous contract.

  1. proudlycanadian - May 31, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    “disastrous”? Really? As with a lot of promising players, he was given a contract that bought out some of his pending free agency years. It is a common practice. There have been many contracts with many teams that have been much worse.

  2. icanspeel - May 31, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Eh at least it is no Vernon Wells contract that he had

    • proudlycanadian - May 31, 2012 at 6:08 PM

      The Wells contract could have been “disastrous”; however, the Angels wanted to get rid of 2 contracts (Rivera and Napoli) and the trade was made.

      As far as I am concerned, the contract the Yankees gave to Burnett is a better example of a disastrous contract.

      • biasedhomer - May 31, 2012 at 9:10 PM

        Without Burnett, they wouldnt have won the WS

      • pisano - Jun 1, 2012 at 12:17 AM

        proudly… lets not forget the second coming of Jason Giambi, Mark Teixeira, this guy has nowhere to go but down. One of their worst big contract signings and they are stuck with him, his only saving grace is he’s great on defense, but not for the money they blew on him.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 1, 2012 at 8:16 AM

        As I wrote, there are many truly disastrous contracts out there. I like Tex, but not his contract.

  3. banksatdixie - May 31, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    That couldn’t have anything to do with you being a Jays fan though….

  4. proudlycanadian - May 31, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    There is an interview with AA on Canadian wed sites such as TSN. Lind was outrighted in order to clear a roster spot. He said that Lind has made several adjustments. His confidence is in the right place. He is getting results. “Whenever he finds his way back here, we’ll just clear a spot again”.

  5. Old Gator - Jun 1, 2012 at 6:40 AM

    I don’t get why the Feather Lice would set up a farm team in Las Vegas – where you can’t even grow med-weed in desert sand that hits 130 degrees on a summer afternoon when it’s bombarded with hundreds of thousands of tons of photons – when, being Canadian, they could set up shop in Havana or Camaguey or Cienfuegos at a fraction of the cost and without any of the silly travel restrictions we’ve been futilely flogging for forty years and change here in the states, and without all the awful distractions Vegas offers.

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