Wilkerson To Blue Jays?

Thursday, May 1, 2008

According to an AL executive, the Blue Jays have mild interest in outfielder Brad Wilkerson. A couple Blue Jay outfielders are struggling right now, so it would make sense to bring in the lefty to platoon with Shannon Stewart in left. Wilkerson doesn't have much success at Rogers Centre, but that really doesn't mean anything. He is familiar with playing on turf, which could come handy in the late innings defensive wise.

Wilkerson probably isn't the most ideal candidate to come in, but to get a quick fix, rather than someone like Kenny Lofton, who would need a rehab assignment, Wilkerson is your guy. Prospect Travis Snider is not ready to play everyday in the bigs yet, so bringing in Wilkerson should be able to help this season.


Anonymous 10:10 PM CDT  

not gunna happen adam lind was called up and although hes struggling this is his spot unless a big name (barry bonds) is brought in.

Anonymous 12:46 AM CDT  

I think "mild" is the key word here. Adam Lind is pretty much the everyday LFer for the Jays going forward. Lefty Matt Stairs is also capable of playing LF but he and Shannon are pretty much sharing the bulk of the DH duty now.

What the really team needs is a time machine to go back and stop JP from signing Shannon and releasing Reed Johnson.