The Toronto Blue Jays are reportedly interested in acquiring lefty reliever Jerry Blevins.
With Brett Cecil gone, #BlueJays have interest in Jerry Blevins per source. LHP had 11.1 K/9 this year (2nd among FA lefties after Chapman).— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) November 21, 2016
With Brett Cecil on his way to St. Louis, the Jays are still in the market for a bullpen addition. Blevins spent the 2016 season wearing a Mets uniform and pitching to the tune of 2.79 ERA over the course of 42 innings. Blevins has carved out a niche in his curveball, particularly against left handed batters. It is unclear if the Blue Jays have a price point yet for the 33-year old, but this rumor is more than likely to become a reality.
Let’s see what else is going on in the American League East.
Looking for the Yankees to sign big money hitters this offseason? Don’t hold your breath. Sorry to be the ones to break this news.
As for Boston...they have more right handed batters than they bargained for. But that doesn’t exactly mean they need to sell the farm on a powerful lefthander for sheer variety.
Rays prospect Brett Honeywell throws such a nasty screwball it’s illegal in several states and four countries.
Are you an Orioles purist who wholeheartedly believes that Zach Britton should go back to starting games? Maybe you should give this piece a once over.
“From 2011-2013, the southpaw was typically a starter, making only two of 48 appearances out of the bullpen. In that time, he amassed a 4.77 ERA, 88 ERA+, 3.9 BB/9 and 5.7 SO/9. Since 2014, he has been the O’s full-time closer and has pitched in 204 games, all as a reliever, with a 1.38 ERA, 302 ERA+, 2.4 BB/9, and 9.3 SO/9. If it’s not broken, don’t try to fix it.”
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