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Jays working to add starting pitchers

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09:50 AM ET 01.05 | The Blue Jays, quiet for much of the offseason, still figure to acquire one and possibly two starting pitchers once the logjam caused by Masahiro Tanaka starts to resolve. The Jays are a leading candidate to sign either Ervin Santana or Ubaldo Jimenez; they have two protected first-round picks, Nos. 9 and 11, and would sacrifice only a second-rounder and the accompanying pool money for one of those free-agent right-handers. The team also remains involved in trade discussions for Jeff Samardzija and other starting pitchers; a rotation of, say, Santana, Samardzija, R.A. Dickey, Mark Buehrle and Brandon Morrow would be much more formidable than they Jays had last season. Then again, if the Cubs cannot sign Samardzija to an extension, the Jays probably could not, either.

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January 5, 2014  12:04 PM ET

With a depleted farm system the Jays only opinion is free agent pitchers. I would wait to after Tanaka signs or maybe spring training and pick up one of those pitchers at a bargain price.

January 5, 2014  01:59 PM ET

Theo go back to Boston. You can only function with a team with an unlimited resources...

 
January 6, 2014  10:30 AM ET

I guess the Jays are opting for the non-aggressive approach this winter.

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