Skin Blues wrote:OK I thought I heard something about that on the radio a while back but I wasn't sure if it was proven accurate or not. Looks like the Jays will have some nice compensation picks, as long as their FAs decline arbitration.
Out of the bunch, I think only Frasor could accept arbitration. Gregg had a decent enough year, he closed and he is only a type B. I think someone will go after him. Downs is likely to get multi-year deal. Buck and Olivo had good years too and with Arencibia and Molina likely to be behind the plate for the Jays, I don't see why they would accept arb. If one of the two were to accept arb, I bet it would be Olivo.
Even if Olivo accepts arb, they could still move him before the season if they are indeed set in going with Molina and Arencibia. We still need to see what exactly the Jays are giving up for Olivo. If it is cash or a no name prospect, and I can't see AA giving up anyone of great importance here, it looks like a nice move by the Jays. Especially considering that many have said the 2011 is one of the deepest in years.