It's time for Blue Jays to open the purse strings

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/QMI Agency)

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/QMI Agency)

STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:36 PM ET

TORONTO - The Major League Baseball off-season is still young, but it’s already kind of depressing for Toronto Blue Jays fans, at least the ones who aren’t brainwashed.

The Jays desperately need upgrading at catcher and the very best free agent at that position, Brian McCann, just signed a five-year, $85 million deal with the New York Yankees, Toronto’s American League East rivals.

Yes, the Jays can still nab A.J. Pierzynski or whomever. But why does it have to be this way? Why can’t the Jays go after the consensus top free agent at the position? What’s stopping them? For that matter, why can’t the Jays go after THE very best free agent available this off-season, second baseman Robinson Cano?

Second base is another position that needs upgrading. Yet the Jays are said not to be in the running for baseball’s biggest off-season prize, and everyone seems fine with that.


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