Now that both Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg have signed their contracts, the off-season has started to chug along quickly. The Blue Jays, of course, responded to the New York Yankees signing Cole to the biggest free-agent pitcher deal in baseball history by adding Tanner Roark, but that hopefully won’t be all we see from the front office this winter.
Rick Porcello was one of the depth arms we had heard that the Blue Jays were interested in, for whatever reason, but he ended up signing a one-year deal with the Mets. The Red Sox replaced Porcello’s spot in the rotation by adding Martin Perez on a one-year deal, the Mets added another one-year flyer by signing Michael Wacha, Kevin Gausman ended up in San Fransisco, and Brett Anderson seems to be Chase Anderson’s replacement in Milwaukee (They don’t even need to print new jerseys!) Another name the Jays had been linked to was Josh Lindblom, but he ended up inking a two-year deal with the Brewers worth $9,125,000.
Nobody has mentioned Diamondbacks much in the Bumgarner pursuit. But if their interest is legitimate, Phoenix would be a very desirable landing spot …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation