An everyday player who can fill three spots in your lineup, including one of the hardest one to find any production out of, is a "luxury"?
Yet another former closer added to an already stuffed bullpen, who might get 80 IP the entire year, isn't a luxury?
If I'm sitting in their front office, knowing that they've already added Raush and Dotel to Frasor at the back end of their bullpen, and I'm trying to figure out what a "luxury" is, I'm definitely not starting with Napoli.
If their DH spot was going to be too backed-up, Encarnacion would have been out the door a hell of a lot faster than Napoli.
the fact that Napoli played 1B in 2010 gets overblown. Encarnacion is also someone who could play 1B in 2011, along with DH and 3B. pretty much any player can be put at 1B.
Encarnacion was also someone just signed as a free agent, so he couldn't be traded. he was with the Jays last season but then claimed by Oakland. he then became a free agent.
while Dotel and Rauch have closing experience along with Frasor, I think Fransisco is better.
Fransisco arbitration eligible again after 2011 season. he could be offered arbitration and accept it and continue to be the closer, or I read that he could/should be a type A free agent and if not accepting arbitration the Jays could/would get a 1st round draft pick for him.
I have also read that Frasor is someone who could be traded.