Jays Jots: John Danks, B.J. Ryan, Joakim Soria, Jason Frasor

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With Aaron Hill agreeing to a two-year deal with Arizona yesterday, the Jays will have a new Opening Day second baseman in 2012 for the first time in seven years. Here are some other Jays-related tidbits for your perusal, including Gustavo Chacin‘s cologne commerical from 2007.

John Danks: What’s His Trade Market? | MLB Daily Dish
MLB Daily Dish looks at White Sox left-hander John Danks‘ trade value, listing the Jays as a potential match. I wonder what the Jays’ clubhouse would be like with Danks’ locker across from Bautista?

Revisiting the B.J. Ryan Contract | The Blue Jay Hunter
Ian over at BJH reflects on the atrocity that was B.J. Ryan‘s five-year, $47 million contract. On the bright side, it’s something that the Jays’ front office has learned from and will (hopefully) remember this offseason.

Give me another Brett in Royal Blue | Pine Tar Press
A Royals blog proposes the idea of trading Joakim Soria for Brett Cecil straight-up.

Top 55 All-Time Greatest Blue Jays: #52 Jason Frasor | Bluebird Banter
Tom over at Bluebird Banter adds the latest entry in their Top 55 All-Time Jays series, with Jason Frasor making the cut.

Blue Jays’ best/worst free-agent signings | CBCSports.ca
A look at the more memorable free agent signings in Jays history.

It’s time to get to know Yu better | MLB.com
Anthony Castrovince has a nice article on Yu Darvish, with quotes from his first professional manager, Dodgers bench coach Trey Hillman, and Micah Hoffpauir, one of Darvish’s teammates this year (and distant cousin of former Blue Jay Jarrett Hoffpauir).

Blue Jays prospects in the AFL with Kevin Goldstein | JaysProspects
Baseball Prospectus’ prospect guru Kevin Goldstein chimed in on the future of some of the Jays’ prospects currently playing in the Arizona Fall League.

Hot Stove report: Toronto Blue Jays | Sporting News
A fairly standard offseason outlook on the Jays consisting primarily of what we already know. While the article says that the Jays “aren’t likely to make a run” at the Yankees, Red Sox, and Rays next season, I beg to differ.

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“June 27, let me pitch this to your senses.”

-JM

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