6:09pm: Blair also hears that the Jays will send about $4MM to the Reds.
4:50pm: Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star reports that the Jays will pay all of Rolen's 2009 salary, nearly $4MM. Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi report that an undisclosed amount of cash is changing hands.
the Jays are paying whatever Rolen is due for the rest of this season.
and then additional cash? or is the cash the $4 MIL Rolen is due for this season?
if Encarnacion is better suited as a DH going forward the Jays should make another move, i guess would be in the offseason now. they could use Encarnacion at DH, Travis Snider in LF, Adam Lind at 1B, and then they would need someone new for 3B. maybe they could swap Lyle Overbay somewhere for a 3B?
either that or they are going to need a free agent 3B..
Adrian Beltre SEA
Hank Blalock TEX
Geoff Blum HOU
Joe Crede MIN
Pedro Feliz PHI (option)
Chone Figgins LAA
Troy Glaus STL
Mike Lamb MIL
Melvin Mora BAL (option)
im still curious as to why the Reds wanted to do the deal.