This is becoming an interesting off-season, which is nice, considering how boring last year was. When the Jays spend a ton of money in an off-season, I get worried because the next year they tend to try to spend anything the next year. It sounds like the Russell signing isn't the end of the moves the Jays intend to make.
Rob Bradford, at WEEI.com, tells us that the Jays are talking to Jon Lester, but Peter Gammons tweets that Alex won't go beyond 5 years and that likely won't do it for Lester, but you never know. I didn't think we'd be all in on Martin either.
And everyone is reporting that the team is going after Andrew Miller. I would have thought they would be looking more for RH relievers, but Miller has looked good against both left-handed and right-handed bats.
SB Nation's Chris Cotillo tweeted this:
Hearing Emilio Bonifacio is drawing interest from many teams who he's previously played for. TOR, KC, CHC make sense for him.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) November 14, 2014
Somehow I don't believe this one. I doubt that Bonifacio would want back here or that we would want him back.
And, the rumors are that, after signing Martin, Alex's phone has been ringing with GM's asking about Dioner Navarro. He would be a pretty good trading chip.