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  1. On paper, the Jays have a deep bullpen that will look something like:


    Oliver, Frasor and Janssen are potential late-inning options in front of Santos if Cordero falters.

    Comment by greenfrog — January 25, 2012 @ 11:11 am

  2. potential midseason tradebait?

    Comment by yt — January 25, 2012 @ 11:30 am

  3. That scenario, one with which I do not disagree, puts Litsch in AAA. I realize that he has an option remaining whereas Perez does not, but one has to wonder how the demotion could affect Litsch.

    Comment by Blake — January 25, 2012 @ 11:32 am

  4. Looks like a trade target, especially since the Jays need to open up a 40-man spot.

    Comment by grady — January 25, 2012 @ 11:37 am

  5. I would think so. In AA’s first year he held onto Downs, Frasor & Gregg for the full year, presumably in part for draft pick compensation. With the new CBA, I would think it’s very likely that the Jays will be sending out one or more of their veteran relief arms via trade, especially when there is depth in the system (eg, Litsch, Carreno) to fill in the pen. Cordero could be an attractive piece for a team with closer issues out of the gate.

    Comment by Jays of Thunder — January 25, 2012 @ 11:48 am

  6. I’ve got to say, as a Blue Jays fan I hope this signing works out nicely for Toronto. It is important that you all now know that.

    Comment by Erix — January 25, 2012 @ 11:50 am

  7. Just give him a few coupons to an all you can eat buffet and he’ll forgive them in a heartbeat.

    Comment by Moonraker — January 25, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

  8. This strikes me as a move to flip a player at the deadline. There is always a team in contention looking for back end help, and the fact that he’s been a closer increases his value. If they pay 3 million of his salary and flip him for somebody elses B- prospect later that seems like a pretty good signing.

    Comment by Preston — January 25, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

  9. By the trade deadline they would have already paid about $3M for his performance to date…

    Comment by Eric R — January 25, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

  10. I would think Darren Oliver would have much more trade value at the deadline than Cordero, his contract has an option attached to it not too mention his peripherals are still strong.

    Comment by BJknowitall — January 25, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

  11. That’s what I’m saying, I think whoever they trade him to will pick up the 1.5 left, maybe you eat that to get a better prospect. Either way the Jays have money, so spend it and flip it for prospects.

    Comment by Preston — January 25, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

  12. Or maybe you flip a couple of relievers as part of a larger package (a la the Rasmus trade in 2011). Potential candidates include Oliver, Cordero, Frasor and Janssen. The Jays-Cards trade helped St. Louis make the playoffs and win the WS last year.

    Comment by greenfrog — January 25, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

  13. This. I see no other reason for these moves.

    Comment by Darren — January 25, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

  14. You wouldn’t be a very good Blue Jay fan if you hoped it worked out horribly.

    Comment by SC2GG — January 25, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

  15. Is anybody else beyond tired of ‘This.’? Let’s come up with some new memes, dorks..

    Comment by Siouxsie Sioux — January 25, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

  16. This.

    Er, I mean, +1.

    Comment by SC2GG — January 25, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

  17. AA’s new nickname is SABR-Ed Wade.

    He seems to have a bit of a reliever fetish.

    Comment by Steve — January 25, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

  18. It’s clear that Jays needed a lefty specialist, they got it in the form of Oliver. Reacquisition of Frasor costed minimal talent, and essentially sent two cheap lottery tickets to ChiSox…now it’s a (relatively) inexpensive contract to a known reliever. It’s a big upgrade over Rauch & Co. for minimal costs, why not?

    This move is clearly set up to trade for B-level prospect. Everybody can see that but someone WILL come calling in mid July and enquire AA about the services of Coco.

    Comment by DC — January 25, 2012 @ 4:20 pm

  19. MTE. *likes*

    Comment by samuelLsamson — January 25, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

  20. Am I the only one that thinks Cordero can still be a good pitcher with his new approach? Obviously he knows he can’t leave anything over the plate so he is going for the corners. If he goes down in the count he is coming back in and inducing gbs. I think we underestimate the skill of an experienced veteran. I wouldn’t be surprised if he had an ERA in the low 3s

    Comment by Justin — January 25, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

  21. “This” is not a meme.

    Comment by 20389438 — January 25, 2012 @ 6:48 pm

  22. It is pretty normal for some Jays fans to expect the worst. Some might suspect many hope for it so that they can have something to bitch about during the season.

    Comment by Matt M — January 25, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

  23. AA has shown again and again that he likes depth and is not afraid of mixing it up when it comes to exploring the trade market.

    Comment by winfield wants noise — January 26, 2012 @ 12:05 am

  24. Red sox sign a bench/platoon player with declining performance for $3m to try and fill a glaring starting hole in their lineup and its called a steal on fangraphs.

    Jays sign one of the best closers of the past decade with declining peripherals for $4.5m to be their setup guy and its a bad signing.

    Comment by everdiso — January 26, 2012 @ 10:02 am

  25. xFIP over 4,00 the last 4 years; WAR over 1.0 one of the last 4 years (mainly due to an outlier HR/FB ratio).

    A 4.5mil flier in hopes of flipping a guy at mid-year and also hoping he gets even a B level prospect?

    Are the Jays really going to use this guy in higher leverage innings to get his trade value up?

    Comment by Tom — January 27, 2012 @ 2:22 am

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