The Blue Jays are among the teams watching Corey Kluber’s throwing session today

Another day, another ‘The Blue Jays are linked to _______’ post.

This one is a bit different than the standard ‘the Blue Jays have been in talks with so and so’ though.
Corey Kluber, the two-time Cy Young Award winner, is doing a throwing session for teams down in Florida today, and the Blue Jays are one of the teams in the mix.

#BlueJays are one of the teams watching Corey Kluber throw in Florida today, per source.
Would make a lot of sense as a buy-low mid-rotation arm while you cross your fingers he can find his Cy form again.
— Scott Mitchell (@ScottyMitchTSN) January 13, 2021

Kluber is a name that Shapiro and Co. obviously know well. Originally drafted by the San Diego Padres back in 2007, Kluber was acquired by Cleveland in a three-team trade that involved Jake Westbrook and Ryan Ludwick. A few years later, Kluber emerged as one of the better starting pitchers in baseball.
He won the Cy Young in 2014, finished third in voting in 2016 while helping Cleveland reach the World Series, and won again in 2017. Between 2013 and 2018, Kluber posted a sparkling 2.85 ERA with great peripheral numbers, walking just 1.8 batters-per-nine while striking out 10.1 per-nine.
Early on in the 2019 season, …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

The Blue Jays are apparently interested in Jake Odorizzi

I know, I know, another The Blue Jays are apparently interested in _______ update.

It’s getting exhausting to hear, but this one, in particular, is a little bit interesting.
According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Blue Jays are one of four teams who have expressed interest in signing free agent pitcher Jake Odorizzi. The other three teams are the San Fransisco Giants and the New York Mets (who we’ll see involved in every single rumour this off-season) and the Minnesota Twins, who are interested in re-signing him.
Odorizzi’s name is one we heard a bunch last winter. Apparently, the Blue Jays made him a multi-year deal offer but he opted to take the qualifying offer from the Twins and give free agency another chance without being bogged down by draft pick compensation.
How did that plan go? Not well!
Odorizzi’s 2020 season was an injury-riddled disaster. He suffered a back strain, a blister on his throwing hand, and a chest contusion after being struck by a line drive and ultimately ended up throwing just 13 2/3 inning.
Thankfully for Odorizzi, one of those are mostly just freak injuries and aren’t ones that are really going to scare a …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation