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Anyone else tired of the Jay Bruce rumors?

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Maybe this guy can deliver us some Blue Jays news
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There isn’t much for Jays news or rumors. The Jay Bruce thing is circling again. I’m at the point of do or don’t do it, I don’t want to hear about it anymore. Jon Morosi says the Jays are also talking to the Mets about Curtis Granderson. All being equal, I’d rather Granderson.

Yesterday we were told that the Jays aren’t offering Jose Bautista anything over a 1-year contract. Jose was in Toronto on the weekend, so I figured they must have been talking, but it doesn’t look like anything is happening. I’m feeling sorry for the guy, he’s been so good for so long, one not great season shouldn’t be making things this hard for him.

The Red Sox traded Clay Buchholz, to the Phillies, for a 24-year old minor leaguer Josh Tobias, who doesn’t look like a prospect to me. Salary dump.....and the savings in sunscreen costs will be huge.

Chris Collabello signed a minor league deal with Cleveland. I can only wish the best for him.

Beyond that, we are in the pre-Christmas news lull, though that seems to have been going on since November 1st.

I have a little X-mas shopping to finish up today, so lets make this an open thread. If nothing else, tell us about your plans for the holiday season. I mentioned we are going to Costa Rica for a 10-day tour of the country. I’m starting to look forward to it, now that there isn’t too much happening between then and now. Friends from the site, Carm and NoBunting (who we don’t see around here too much anymore) are joining us. It should be a good time. My kids looked up ‘10 most dangerous animals in Costa Rica, there are a lot of poisonous snakes (and poisonous frogs). So if my wife is tired of me, she can make it look like an accident.