Monday, July 30, 2007

Operators Are Standing By

As the minutes tick away to the trade deadline, Blue Jays GM JP Riccardi reports that he is willing to listen to offers but hasn't received any inquiries other than the one by the Phillies for Josh Towers.

It seems like the Jays aren't alone. Aside from a couple of guys from the woeful Texas Rangers, no big names appear to be available. The wild card has the biggest impact in this situation. Because so many teams are in the hunt every year, they are less likely to break up the nucleus unless there are really compelling reasons. Probably not a bad thing since the Jays have lost some quality players in the past when trying to bolster a playoff run midseason (Jeff Kent and Michael Young come to mind).

We'll keep you posted of any progress.

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