As expected Bell has filed, but the Jays apparently offered him
a 1 year 2 mil contract. His shoulder and knees are a question.
I like Bell, but frankly I don't think that I'd offer him more
They also reacquired Sanchez from Cleveland in exchange for WIlli
Blair. I'm happy about that because Sanchez was the only player
I had regretted losing in the Bud Black trade. This may have been
a sneaky move. Because Blair was on their ML roster at the
time the trade was made (& presumably they wanted him for the
drive) he couldn't be a "player-to-be-named-later," so they
sent Sanchez. Apparently Cleveland didn't even contact Sanchez
(never had any interest in him?), and now after the dust has
settled the Jays get him back for Blair--apparently the player
that the Indians wanted (for some reason) all along. The Jays
also reacquired Nat Cromwell from Atlanta.
Also a suggesting in the paper that Felix isn't as young as
advertized, and that Gaston is tied of his and Hill's apparent
unwillingness to learn to play the outfield, and to a lesser
extent Ducey's. Look for Mark Whitten to get a good shot at
RF next year and for Olerud in LF. Apparently he ain't fast,
but he catches everything he gets to, and throws to the
right base or the appropriate cut-off man--unheard of on the Jays!
Name: Jim Rising
Mail: Dept. Zoology, Univ. Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1A1