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MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Just a few snippets and links today for your perusal.

Blue Jays news

MLB Trade Rumours has your full offseason outlook for the Jays.

Steve Buffery of the Sun says the Jays have some major decisions to make with their infield.

Shi Davidi details why Ross Atkins has Rays GM Erik Neander to thankfor helping him get Charlie Montoyo as manager.

Ben Nicholson-Smith looks at 4 teams and trends that could impact Toronto’s off season plans.

MLB news

Bob Nightengale of the Star explains why Bryce Harper will go to the Phillies.

However Harper is not in the same realm of popularity as Marwin Gonzalez who is the hottest free agent property; 29 of the 30 MB teams have checked in with him. (Im guessing the Marlins haven’t bothered).

Bleacher Report has your 2018 Silver Slugger Award winners. J D Martinez won TWO awards... one for DH and one for OF. In the previous 38 seasons in which the Silver Slugger Award has existed, no player had ever been victorious at two positions.

Hereare 5 Hot Stove takeaways from the GM meetings.

And ESPN reports on MLB is continuing to take a hard look at the use of technology in order to steal signs during game.

And to end:

Bleacher Report examines How All 30 MLB Teams Rank as Potential Free-Agent Destinations This Winter.

They ranked them on: Atmosphere, Payroll, Can they win now? Can they win later?

Unsurprisingly the Marlins were last, scoring a dismal 7 out of 40. The Jays? Middle of the pack at 16th.

That’s all from me. Have a great Friday everyone. Im just about to start my Saturday!