I think I can probably, by now, say for certain that this will stay as a regular feature around here for the early winter, as again today, with any number of rumblings out there on the trade and free agent markets, and all kinds of decisions being made on players throughout the league who may wind up having some bearing on the Jays’ plans for the off-season, I think it will be a valuable exercise to comb through the latest from the astonishingly fantastic and comprehensive MLB Trade Rumors and add some Jays-related context to whatever is going on out there…
The Red Sox are really high on Mike Napoli, apparently, which I probably shouldn’t like as much as I do. Paying Napoli catcher money for too many years after his production went back to normal in 2012? Sounds like something I’d think the Sox totally should do. But on the other hand, he’ll probably effing rake in that joke park.
Speaking of the Red Sox, apparently there has been discussion between them an Kansas City for a deal that might involve Jon Lester going to KC (wait, but doesn’t he need John Farrell’s magical fix first!), and Wil Myers heading to Boston. Tampa’s James Shields is another name that’s come up in the Royals’ quest to flip a bat for a starter. To steal a thought from a commenter somewhere… why not Ricky Romero? Intriguing, isn’t it?
Not at MLBTR yet, though I’m sure it will be momentarily: Danny Knobler of CBS Sports has sources telling him that the Angels do not appear likely to sign Zack Greinke. Well… good thing they traded Ervin Santana and didn’t pick up Dan Haren’s option then, amiright? Sign him, Alex. Why the hell not?