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07:22 AM ET 06.17 | Part of a heralded class of acquisitions, Mark Buehrle now finds himself in Toronto, which on Sunday won its fifth straight to climb within four games of .500. [Buehrle's] free-agent contract with the Marlins didn't include no-trade protection. That's noteworthy now that he's 2-1 with a 1.91 ERA in his last five starts. If the Jays surge back into the AL East race, Buehrle won't belong on this list. But if GM Alex Anthopoulos decides to sell, he's certain to get a large volume of calls on this former world champion. Anthopoulos could seize upon the opportunity to replenish the farm system after surrendering so many prospects last winter. Buehrle has two years and $37 million left on his contract -- a relative bargain, when compared with the going rate.

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June 17, 2013  08:40 AM ET

It will be tough for Anthopolous to become a seller after all of the hype of the off-season. They had a terrible April but have played pretty well since and could easily be at .500 at the All Star break. That would make them borderline between playoff contender/pretender.

June 17, 2013  08:57 AM ET

You would have to be hard up to give the Jays top prospects for a 34 year old pitcher who is owe that kind of money.

June 17, 2013  09:01 AM ET
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You would have to be hard up to give the Jays top prospects for a 34 year old pitcher who is owe that kind of money.

No, you would have to be an idiot...............

June 17, 2013  09:07 AM ET
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You would have to be hard up to give the Jays top prospects for a 34 year old pitcher who is owe that kind of money.

Agreed, but if the Jays were willing to eat some of his salary, it's possible. I still wouldn't say top prospects, though.

June 17, 2013  09:17 AM ET

Toronto is coming on strong. The AL East is going to be a knockdown dragout free-for-all by September. Any one of the five teams can win the division... or end up in last place.

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June 17, 2013  10:10 AM ET

I would love to see him back wearing black and White and end with the White Sox. But not at the expense of any prospects

June 17, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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Half the salary would net them someone decent. Johnson would probably fetch more if he could string together two decent outings, something he is yet to do.

Personally, if I were a GM, I wouldn't give up much of anything for Josh Johnson. He just can't stay healthy.

I think he's about as overrated as it gets.

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June 17, 2013  10:15 AM ET
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Personally, if I were a GM, I wouldn't give up much of anything for Josh Johnson. He just can't stay healthy.I think he's about as overrated as it gets.

Josh Beckett 2.0?

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June 17, 2013  10:29 AM ET
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I would love to see him back wearing black and White and end with the White Sox. But not at the expense of any prospects

Well all you had to do was ask. The Jays aren't picky. Here, have him for free

 
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