Kevin Goldstein of FanGraphs has been writing some excellent pieces bringing insight into how Major League front offices operate. His recent post “Front Office Conference Call Agenda: American League” focuses on each AL team and what they are talking about on their monthly conference call with the team leadership group. This is a time where teams evaluate where they are at a month into the season, and start planning for the rest of the year.
Here is what Goldstein wrote on the Blue Jays:
We should be happy to be over .500, but we don’t really have a good feel for who we are as a team yet, as our big free agent spent most of the month hurt, and now our ace is on the shelf, but at least it’s not with an arm issue.
Our starting pitching depth was a bit shaky to start the year, and injuries have absolutely killed us. We’re a bit desperate here, even if it’s just another Tommy Milone-type — someone who can just pick up some innings for us. Has anyone been in touch with Aníbal Sánchez’s agent? Any weird free agents with any attractive qualities still out there?
Author: Paul Berthelot / Blue Jays Nation