We have a suggestion next time the Blue Jays try to form a underground cabal to bring on more talent: Involve a real money earner like Bob McCown
Get the host of Prime Time Sports in on the talks.
He is a deal-maker.
Shortstop Jose Reyes confirmed Ken Rosenthal’s FOX Sports story Friday that some Jays players had discussed deferring portions of their salaries in order to sign free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana.
Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Bautista, Mark Buehrle, R.A. Dickey and Reyes agreed to defer amounts, which would equal the $14.1 million earmarked for Santana, who eventually signed with the Atlanta Braves.
“I think Buehrle and I were going to give a little more than the other guys since we make more,” said Reyes after the Jays lost 7-3 to the New York Yankees last night.
Buehrle earns $18 million and Reyes $16 million.
Bautista will earn $14 million and Dickey $12 million. Encarnacion makes $9 million.
When we first read Rosenthal’s story, we thought no chance.
This is the type of thing that happens in the NFL.