From Bob Nightengale of USA Today, via MLBTR:
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 24, 2012
I’ve got to rush and film the Getting Blanked Show, so we’ll have to resume this later, but quickly I’d just like to say, it’s probably nothing, probably due diligence, and that the very wise @MLBTRBen says that he doesn’t see the Jays as actually offering the best package for him– though Oakland and Baltimore, he figures, could be aggressive.
It was rumoured a year ago that the Jays were interested in Hanley, but who could possibly say they’d be interested now, with another year of poor performance dragging down his value. I could have seen him as a buy-low possibility last year, now… not so much. Or… I’m at least not sure. And I’m less sure where’d fit on this roster or how it might make sense.
Could AA be a facilitator here? Could he be actually trying to bait and switch for Josh Johnson? Could it be absolutely fucking nothing?
Yeah, probably that last thing.
Update: Jon Morosi tweets that the Jays had scouts at the Marlins game last night, which changes nothing and probably means nothing, though we did hear about Jays scouts in Houston prior to the deal that went down last week. Thing is, the Jays have so many damn scouts, they’re probably everywhere. They’re probably watching you right now.
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