Friday, June 29, 2012

Blue Jays linked to Wandy, again

MOAR RUMERZ! With a captip to MLBTR, here is a link to a Jayson Stark article that says the Blue Jays are all in for rotation help, since their rotation now looks more like a Civil War-era field hospital. And here's a link to a different Ken Rosenthal post that says the Blue Jays have sent multiple scouts to see Wandy's last two starts (while still maintaining contact about Matt Garza).

Pros and Cons of both Garza and Wandy:

Pros for Garza
*28 years old
*Proven success in AL East (34-31 with 3.86 ERA / 1.25 WHIP in three seasons with Tampa Bay).
*From 2007-12, Garza has a 3.74 ERA, with 7.6 K/9, and a 2.54 K:BB ratio.

Cons for Garza
Arbitration eligible in 2013
Free agent in 2014.

Pros for Wandy
*Higher salary = fewer prospects
*The Blue Jays only had one lefty in their rotation, Ricky Romero. But now everyone's hurt. That said, LHP Brett Cecil has made three turns through the rotation, and while his numbers look rough, he got tagged up by the Angels last night, so he's made two good starts out of three.

Cons for Wandy
*33 years old.
*Salary issues, apparently.
*Questions about pitching in the AL East, apparently.

Who ya got?

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