#Marlins claim RHP Sam Dyson off waivers from TOR. Kevin Mattison designated for assignment.
@MetisSports client, Claudio Vargas, RHP, has come to terms with the #BlueJays on a minor league deal with invite to ML spring training.
New known candidates include Tim Wallach and reportedly Matt Williams, with finalists from last time Sandy Alomar Jr., DeMarlo Hale and Brian Butterfield, despite his move to join the Boston Red Sox as third base coach, also under consideration.
First, if the Jays insisted on keeping Farrell and refused to let him go this time, they would have likely had to offer him a multi-year extension. He has not earned a multi-year extension and the feeling would have been that the new contract had been forced on them.
One non-Tiger note from today's Tiger column: Blue Jays had nine different scouts watching Edwin Jackson's final 3 starts this year.
20 Years Ago Today in Blue Jay History:The Toronto Blue Jays become the first Canadian baseball team to reach the World Series with a 9 - 2 victory over the Oakland Athletics in Game Six of the American League Championship Series. Joe Carter and Candy Maldonado hit home runs for Toronto.
Travis d’Arnaud, Toronto Blue Jays: The Rangers scouts love this top catching prospect the Blue Jays acquired in the Roy Halladay deal a few years ago. Toronto probably is more interested in dealing J.P. Arencibia, who might make some sense in a lesser deal if Texas can’t re-sign Napoli.
Farrell: Yet to be finalized, but nothing right now to suggest that changes will be made to the coaching staff.
There has been rumored friction between Farrell and general manager Alex Anthopoulous, something Farrell denied to reporters on Monday. Duquette, however, said there is a "disconnect" between the Toronto manager and the GM. Farrell served as Boston's pitching coach from 2006-2010.
JF says speculation of rift with AA "unfounded" and statement of such from person with no ties to situation "irresponsible." I'd agree.