Free agents? Blue Jays have many internal options for rotation

Blue Jays pitcher Todd Redmond delivers against the Yankees on Sunday in Dunedin. (VERONICA...

Blue Jays pitcher Todd Redmond delivers against the Yankees on Sunday in Dunedin. (VERONICA HENRI/QMI Agency)

Ken Fidlin, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:25 PM ET

DUNEDIN, FLA. - All spring long, Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos has been taking flak from all sides.

From super-agent Scott Boras to the guy who sweeps the floor at night, everybody’s a critic and the advice usually involves Anthopoulos opening up the bank vault and spending vulgar wads of Rogers Communications money on what was always a free agent class of questionable pedigree.

Faced with spending north of $50 million and committing to a four-year contract for, say, an Ervin Santana, Anthopoulos has been hesitant to take the plunge, especially when he could identify six or seven internal candidates to fill out his one remaining rotation spot. Nearly a week into the exhibition season, after getting the flavour of the current competition, there is some reason to believe he might be right.


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