Monday, January 15, 2007

Weekend review

The biggest news of the weekend for the Jays is the Overbay signing. Something I didn't mention yesterday but in 2010, 4 major contracts would come off the Jays' books: Roy Halladay, B.J. Ryan, Lyle Overbay and A.J. Burnett. Along with this, it could be J.P.'s last year because his contract expires that season. So with or without a new GM, the Jays could rebuild and receive 8 possible 1st round pick + sandwich picks but lose a big chunk of their team. It would also give an incoming GM a lot of decisions to make about his top two starters, one closer and their starting first baseman. Just some thoughts to ponder...there was also other news for the Jays: Roberto Alomar is about to join the Leavel of Excellence!

The Blue Jays will invite Alomar to Toronto this summer to herald his induction onto the team's Level of Excellence at the Rogers Centre. The club wanted to do it this past season when the Philadelphia Phillies were in town for an interleague series between June 30-July 2 — Phillies general manager Pat Gillick and former president Paul Beeston were to be part of the ceremony — but couldn't get all the ducks lined up.
It's great news, Alomar is one of the greatest Blue Jays of all time. USA Today has a Jays organizational perspective up. It's a week old so it doesn't include John Thomson...There's also news around the league...
It looks like the Orioles are getting ready to trade Rodrigo Lopez...he has struggled the past two seasons and they have a pretty set rotation. No comments on who they could acquire for him...

It looks like the long rumoured Mike Gonzalez/Adam Laroche trade is dead, although
it got VERY close. The Pirates are now examining many options to bring in a new hitter...

D-Rays fans have a trade proposition for the Jays...troubled prospect OF Elijah Dukes for Marcum and Josh Sowers...not going to happen, why would the Jays want to take on a low character outfielder when they already have plenty of outfield talent.

A good article about the Scott Schoeneweis signing here...The final tally? That it's apparently a bad signing...high walk totals are no good!

1 comment:

miker said...

Love that trade proposition...here's a guy you don't need for two prospects where you lack depth. Oh btw the guy you don't need has threatened to quit baseball!