Tuesday, October 16, 2007
The Blue Jays failed to make a big upgrade last off season to help their pitching. They seemed close to signing both Ted Lilly and Gil Meche, but missed out on both. They then signed John Thompson and Tomo Ohka in their place and now both are off the Blue Jays. The Jays did finish above .500 but are missing some key veterans that could make them a contender for the next several seasons. This coming offseason Ricciardi needs to land something or I think he should be let go. They could use an outfielder, and I think a good candidate for them would be Milton Bradley, Shannon Stewart, or maybe Cuban Alexei Ramirez, if the Jays are willing to take a chance on him. Also, Gregg Zaun is better suited as a backup and they could add someone like Michael Barrett, Ramon Castro, or maybe Jason Kendall. From there, they may look to trade or sign a shortstop, but with upgrades in the outfield and behind the plate should make them a better team.