Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wrapping up Rios

In what is a bit of a non-news story, the National Post's Jeremy Sandler reports that the Jays are looking at signing Alex Rios to a deal that will buy out a couple of arbitration years.

Numbers like "four years" and "$40 million" are tossed around, but there's no real there there. J.P. said of the contract talks: "I wouldn't say they're going great, I wouldn't say they're going bad."


Clint said...

I found this part of the post article interesting as well:

Scott Rolen may not be the last piece the Toronto Blue Jays add before the 2008 season. General manager J.P. Riccciardi said Tuesday he was looking at some small additions, specifically a player other than veteran Sal Fasano as a backup for starting catcher Gregg Zaun. "We'll see, we should know within the next week," Ricciardi said.

Looks like a trades in the work for a back up catcher.

Tao of Stieb said...

Good catch. (Pardon the pun.)

There are still a few backups out there, including Johnny Estrada (headcase), Rod Barajas (not him again), and Kevin Cash (Blue Jays catcher of the future!)

Jonathan said...

I swear that article is almost completely made up out of thin air. The way he said it, it wasn't on his radar at all but J.P. didn't want to give the guy any kind of comment either way because it would either be "JAYS CLOSE ON RIOS" or "RIOS TALKS FALL APART"...and the @#$#@$ Postie squeezed news out of it anyway.