The U.S. border guards didn't believe Griff when he said he was Jamaican-Canadian, so I'm going to take over here while he's detained on his way to Cleveland. Send your questions and I'll get to as many as I can.
by Brendan Kennedy 7/9/2013 4:01:06 PM
Friday is the deadline to sign Bickford and the others.
by Brendan Kennedy 7/9/2013 4:01:33 PM
But it sure looks like the Jays are positioning themselves to meet Bickford's demands (reportedly $3 million) by saving money on other picks.
by Brendan Kennedy 7/9/2013 4:02:07 PM
by Brendan Kennedy 7/9/2013 4:02:22 PM
No, Griff is not really detained, though he is really Jamaican-Canadian.
by Brendan Kennedy 7/9/2013 4:02:46 PM
Good question. I do think AA will be looking to add a starter, but the big question is whether he's willing to pay the price. Any player would also have to be an upgrade over Happ and Morrow, who are both likely to return by early August.
by Brendan Kennedy 7/9/2013 4:03:54 PM
But AA has made clear he is considering adding starters. Don't know if the Jays will be able to compete with others for the likes of Garza and Cliff Lee, though. And the rest of what might be available doesn't seem like enough of an upgrade over what they already have.
by Brendan Kennedy 7/9/2013 4:04:46 PM
Jays could seek help at 2B, too.
by Brendan Kennedy 7/9/2013 4:04:58 PM
I've learned that anything's possible, but I doubt Melky is traded. Who would want him at $8 million this year and next? He has proven to be almost useless in left field and on the basepaths.
by Brendan Kennedy 7/9/2013 4:06:14 PM
Melky is likely to return after the all-star break. They'll use as much time as possible to get him right.
by Brendan Kennedy 7/9/2013 4:07:16 PM