MLBTR released the official Elias free agent rankings, and while Jon Rauch, Frank Francisco, Shawn Camp, and Jose Molina all ranked as Type-Bs as planned, Kelly Johnson slipped in and ranked as a Type-A.
While we wait to see whether the Jays accept or decline their options on Rauch and Edwin Encarnacion, here are a few afternoon links to share:
Baseball Returns To Ottawa: The Blue Jays | Ottawa Citizen
Though the Jays have to be officially mum on the topic of having one of their affiliates in Ottawa, the Ottawa Citizen has been providing steady updates to this exciting topic today. More on this later.
White Sox get option on Jason Frasor | ESPN Chicago
For those wondering if the Jays would consider bringing back Jason Frasor next season, the White Sox picked up his $3.75 option this afternoon.
Ten free agents the Blue Jays should chase | Toronto Star
The Star releases their inner Bleacher Report and features a slideshow of free agents the Jays could go after this season. The list seems to throw draft pick compensation, salary, and age out the window, as it features Michael Cuddyer, Ryan Madson, C.J. Wilson, and every other big free agent that the Jays have been linked to.
Interview with Steve Springer | Jays Prospects
April over at Jays Prospects recently caught up with Blue Jays profession scout and performance coach Steve Springer to talk about various aspects of the Jays organization.
Happy Halloween! The New Blue Jays Logo Jay-O-Lantern | The Blue Jay Hunter
Finally, Ian over at BJH gets into the Halloween spirit with his custom Jay-O-Lantern: