Toronto GM Alex Anthopoulos said the “Blue Jays are open to discussing any deal“. Looks like he was not lying. Today the Blue Jays made a trade with the Atlanata Braves that had them swapping Yunel Escobar for Alex Gonzalez as the centerpieces of a 5 player trade.
With reports that Anthopoulos has made relievers Kevin Gregg, Jason Frasor, and Scott Downs available you have to wonder if the Mets have already inquired about the possibility of acquiring lefty reliever Scott Downs as the 8th inning man? If not then what are they waiting for?
The 34 year old Downs, who is also on the last year of his deal, is making $4 million this season. So far this season he is:
Better still Downs splits vs lefties and righties are fairly good vs both of them.
|vs RHB as LHP||38||89||5||20||3||1||0||3||18||6.00||.225||.250||.281||.531|
|vs LHB as LHP||35||48||8||10||1||0||2||5||11||2.20||.208||.321||.354||.676|
A further look at him in the 8th inning shows:
Below is the interview the Blue Jays GM did with The Fan 590 where he talks about his willingness to negotiate.