Toronto Blue Jays Morning Brew: Free Agents vs. Trades


Toronto Blue Jays third baseman

Brett Lawrie

celebrates with teammates after hitting the game winning homerun against the Texas Rangers at the Rogers Centre. Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Blue Jays New and Rumors

The latest Toronto Blue Jays news and rumors from around the web:

Shi Davidi at Sportsnet says that Toronto Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos sees more opportunity in this year’s free agent market than in year’s past.

Davidi also writes that health criticisms are starting to frustrate Blue Jays pitcher Brandon Morrow.

Nick Ashbourne at Bluebird Banter picks Scott Kazmir as his free agent of choice for the Blue Jays to sign this offseason.

Also at Bluebird Banter, Tom Dakers shares that the Toronto Blue Jays could be considering Jeremy Jeffress as a starter for 2014.

Gideon Turk at Blue Jays Plus says that Josh Johnson is looking for a contract in the ballpark of $10 million plus incentives for 2014.

John Lott at the National Post shares an excerpt from his book with Davidi about three Toronto Blue Jays that helped nudge Brett Lawrie towards maturity.

Andrew Stoeten at DJF shares video of Lawrie dunking a basketball from his Viddy page.

It’s a story that I’ve been keeping an eye on but representatives from the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals were in Palm Beach to voice their support of the Toronto Blue Jays and Houston Astros plans to build a joint $100 million Spring Training Facility.

Jays Journal staff writer Justin Jay and I also made a guest appearance on the Blue Jays Plus podcast with Chris Sherwin. Shout-out to the guys for having us on!