December 06 2016 09:33PM
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Ohhhhhhhh. Well now this maybe makes a little more sense.
Obviously word of Jose Bautista's agents meeting with the Toronto Blue Jays this evening was going to cause a bit of a stir. But the Jays certainly still need to find a backup catcher, and the fact that Ken Rosenthal tweets that the same agency (Octagon) represents free agent catcher Chris Iannetta maybe makes one think that he could have been more the focus of the meeting than the Jays' own free agent slugger.
December 06 2016 08:11PM
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The Winter Meetings are getting a bit crazy now, as Boston has traded for Chris Sale (ugh), the Jays are talking with Jose Bautista, and Drew and Stoeten are... talking about player development? But also those other things, the trash Orioles, and so much more!
December 06 2016 06:07PM
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Could a reunion between the Toronto Blue Jays and Jose Bautista be in the cards? Jon Heyman, via a report from Sportsnet's Hazel Mae, suggested yes here on Tuesday evening -- or at the very least suggested the two sides are talking.
"Interesting development," he tweets. The "Jays met with Jose Bautista today and are back in talks with him."
December 06 2016 04:28PM
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Some quick dinner time notes coming at you from the Winter Meetings down in Jerkwater, Maryland. To wit!
Ken Rosenthal tweets that the Red Sox have come to an agreement with Mitch Moreland. The one-time reported Blue Jays target is... not great. More importantly, though, he fills a 1B/DH need for the Red Sox that might have otherwise gone to Edwin Encarnacion -- even though the Red Sox had declared repeatedly that they weren't going to go there.
December 06 2016 03:07PM
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Finally some actual Jose Bautista rumours to pass along!
Things have been awfully quiet on the Bautista front so far this winter, and it's not difficult to see why. Though he's probably right to value himself higher than guys like Carlos Beltran and Matt Holiday, Bautista is of a similar type, the difference being that a team will have to surrender their draft pick to sign him, and that apparently he's looking for a two year deal.