It's sounding more and more this morning like it might be a done deal.
Nice move by the Jays, they might be overpaying again, but I thought for sure he was going to St. Louis, so that was probably necessary to get him to think about coming up here. Really, my only concern about AJ is that you get the sense that him coming up here is all about the $, and his heart might've been somewhere else, which sometimes is a basis for bad decision. But if he pitches well all would be forgotten!
I really like what this does to the pitching staff--Halladay and Burnett 1-2 at top of the rotation, Chacin and Towers should be fairly predictable in middle of rotation, and assuming Lilly is around he would be a good guy to round things out too. BJ Ryan closing things out this year will be key too.
They need to do something about the offence, but I have heard the Batista/Mench rumours too, Batista has no use around here anymore and his salary ($4.9M) doesn't fit in, so I am sure they are going to try to ship him out for somebody. Mench (or somebody of that stature) would be a guy that would fit in well.
Great day for the Blue Jays!