Originally Posted by Qwyjibo
From all the recent AA talk, it doesn't seem like there is much (any?) money available to sign a bigger free agent. Ubaldo and Garza are probably pipe dreams. I guess we better hope that either Hutchison or Stroman are legit. Out of all the young guys, those two are, IMO, the most likely to be in the rotation this upcoming year should the Jays not sign/trade for anyone.
I doubt that he'd say anything if he had enough to get one of those guys. Where's the benefit in saying anything at all? "I have a ton of money to spend, who wants to take it?" doesn't do anything for leverage.
Frankly, though... if they miss out on Garza/Ubaldo/Santana/Tanaka I'd be much more comfortable with them standing pat and seeing what they have in the likes of Drabek, Hutchison, Nolin & Stroman than giving up even more assets on a pitcher (unless we're talking about a top-tier guy).
Oh, hi guys. I'm back, I guess.