Blue Jays Mid-Morning Brew: Navarro, Arencibia, Prospects


Arizona Diamondbacks base runner

Tony Campana

(right) slides safely into home ahead of the tag by Toronto Blue Jays catcher

J.P. Arencibia

in the seventh inning at Chase Field. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Blue Jays News and Rumours

Lots to cover today so let’s get right into this.

Ben Nicholson-Smith at Sportsnet looks at the Jays decision to non-tender J.P. Arencibia.

Shi Davidi at Sportsnet says that Arencibia was a risk not worth taking for the Blue Jays in 2014.

Mike Wilner, also of Sportsnet, asks how much of an upgrade is Dioner Navarro for the Blue Jays. I asked the same question this morning here at Jays Journal.

Chris Toman at Gamereax looks at the potential upside Navarro brings to the Blue Jays.

Jay Blue at Blue Jays From Away looks at using Navarro as a platoon option against lefties.

Travis Bateman at Tip of the Tower puts together a classy farewell post and reminds us that despite his baseball incompetence he’s actually a really nice guy.

Steve Simmons at the Toronto Sun does a similar goodbye post to JPA and further reminds us of his humility when he’s off the diamond and not dealing with the media.

Andrew Stoeten at DJF asks how did Alex Anthopoulos fail to beat the Washington Nationals meager offer for front-end starter Doug Fister?

Stoeten also asks if Brett Anderson remains an option for the Blue Jays now that the Oakland Athletics have acquired Scott Kazmir.

David Laurila at FanGraphs has a Q&A with Blue Jays infield prospect Andy Burns.

Marc Hulet, also of FanGraphs, gives us his 2014 Top 10 Prospects for the Blue Jays.