As the Winter Tour wound down it seemed we were approaching a quiet period for Blue Jays during this off-season. Luckily if that was your thinking you were quite wrong as once again there is lots to be happy about as a Blue Jays fan.
Black Magic Returns
Confirmed by just about everyone and their Mom on Twitter this afternoon, Darren Oliver a.k.a. Black Magic, has decided he will return to Toronto for his 20th season in the big leagues. After the threat of retirement to spend time with his family and demanding of more money or a trade to Texas, the lefty-specialist has decided $3 million is just enough of a salary to fight for a World Series trophy.
Colby Rasmus avoided arbitration and signed a 1-year, $4.675 million contract. Anthopoulos added catching depth in the form of 41 year old Henry Blanco to a non-guaranteed $750,000 as well as signing former Blue Jay Adam Loewen to a minor league contract.
Jose Reyes Press Conference
Jose Reyes will be introduced at a press conference on Thursday at 4pm, you can watch the live stream at bluejays.com