We keep hearing vague rumblings of the kind that Buster Olney tweeted about this afternoon, and even though I’m pretty sure it’s bullshit, I can’t help letting it make me kinda fucking sick. So I have be vigilant, and just keep reminding myself that there are some pretty clear reasons to disbelieve the notion that the Jays are going hard after the top closers on the free agent market: the fact that it comes from a tweet from Buster Olney, the fact that the Jays’ obsessive due diligence means they can be easily linked to just about anybody, the fact that nobody seems to ever be able to see the next move of Alex Anthopoulos coming (so there’s no reason to believe whoever’s feeding this to Olney knows either), and the fact that some industrious agent could pumping the market for his client by exploiting the fact that a team with a tight cone of silence around their personnel decisions– who happen to need a closer– won’t say anything to deny it.
Ahh, I think the rare bird has been sighted!
So, I don’t want to go too nuts about this. However, I also don’t want to live in a world where I have to contemplate not fucking hating Jonathan Papelbon, nor do I want to live in a world where the Jays would actually give up their first-round pick to sign a guy like that. This is just fucking crazy talk, amiright Alex? It fucking has to be, riiiiiggghhhhhtt????