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Its less than a week since the World Series ended and Alex Anthopoulos has already been the most visibly active of all the general managers. D.J. Reader Jersey . He may not stop at dealing Adam Lind for right-hander Marco Estrada of the Brewers, either. The most intriguing question is what, if anything, is Anthopoulos going to do with veteran lefty Mark Buehrle? Does he move him now, trade him at the deadline if the Jays are out of it or, knowing his value as a leader and a model of consistency, work towards an extension? I think we can rule out the third option. Buehrle will be 36 in spring training and has made gentle hints about retiring in the not too distant future. He is also going into the final year of his contract at $19 million. Buehrle has made 65 starts for the Blue Jays over the past two seasons. He has 25 wins and had has racked up over 200 innings both years, giving him a run of 14 years in a row of reaching that total. For a soon-to-be 36-year-old hurler, his trade value is probably at its peak. Buehrle gave up just 15 homers in 2014, his fewest in a season since his rookie year. His 3.39 ERA was his lowest since 2005 with the White Sox. If a trade was to be considered now, the Angels might be one of the suitors. They could use another veteran stabilizing arm to round out their rotation. Losing Garrett Richards to injury down the stretch exposed them from a depth standpoint and possibly cost them a shot at least at winning the American League title, if not the World Series. What could the Blue Jays get in return? Possibly veteran 2B Howie Kendrick, whos rumoured to be on the block and is heading into the final year of his deal at $9.5 million. Kendrick isnt the most adept at 2B, but he provides much more at the plate than the Jays received last year. Over nine seasons, all with the Halos, he has a .292 average and has knocked in fewer than 61 runs just once in the last six seasons. The Blue Jays might have to eat part of Buehrles contract or take on another player to make the numbers balance out. If the Blue Jays fancy themselves as contenders, though, the best option might be to keep Buehrle for now and see how things shake down by the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. The demand for starting pitching could be even more intense by then. The Blue Jays other big money question mark is Jose Reyes. The Blue Jays owe their veteran shortstop $22 million per season in each of the next three years, plus a club-option year in 2018 worth another $22 million or, failing that, a $4 million buyout. Although still a decent contributor at the plate, Reyess range at short has diminished to be the point where he is bordering on being a liability in the field. Playing on artificial turf doesnt help him either. I can only think of three teams who might be interested in Reyes - the Yankees, the Dodgers and the Mets. The Yanks might want a marquee shortstop replacement for Derek Jeter. The Dodgers might be able to use him if Hanley Ramirez walks as a free agent and Reyes was a fan favourite and a star in his earlier stint with the Mets. The Dodgers would seem to make the most sense, since there are so seldom deals between clubs these days in the AL East and the Mets are still operating under the kind of budget that would probably preclude bringing back Reyes. The Dodgers angle has a possibly snag, as well. Los Angeles might insist on the Jays taking back the contract of one of their surplus outfielders, say Andre Ethier, but unless they lose Melky Cabrera to free agency, there would be no point in the Jays agreeing to that. Ethier can play all over the outfield and has a .285 career average to go with a pair of All-Star appearances, a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger Award. He also turns 33 in April and has a contract nearly as hefty as Reyess and his numbers have dropped off the last two seasons, partly due to the overcrowded situation in the Dodgers outfielder. Ethier is owed $53.5 million over the next three seasons and then has a vesting option for 2018 worth $17.5 million or a $2.5 million dollar buyout. The Blue Jays could again broach the subject of Reyes moving to second base, but Jose was reluctant to do that in the past. The bottom line is, the Jays highest-paid position player and pitcher will likely remain with the club for awhile yet. -- The Arizona Fall League held its Fall Stars game on Sunday night. The East beat the West, 6-2, and the Blue Jays two representatives on the East squad made contributions. Dalton Pompey, who started in centre field and batted lead-off, hit a two-run triple in the second as part of a four-run frame (although, later on in the game, he made an error). Nineteen-year-old right-hander Roberto Osuna, whos highly touted by the organization, came on in the eighth inning, retired both batters he faced and was credited with a hold. The AFL can be a bit of a fast track to the Majors. A year ago, Marcus Stroman, Drew Hutchison and Aaron Sanchez all pitched there and all three went on to make significant contributions to the Blue Jays last season. -- Its great news that Paul Molitor is going to be the next manager of the Twins. At one point, I though the MVP of the 1993 World Series might become skipper of the Blue Jays, but getting the shot in his home state with the Twins is the best fit for Molly and his family. -- There is already talk that the smaller-market Royals may trade their star closer Greg Holland in a package to get a right fielder to replace Nori Aoki, who seems destined to leave as a free agent. Kareem Jackson Jersey . The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists detailed in a report how Russian and international journalists have been harassed and prevented from covering sensitive stories in Sochi such as the abuse of migrant workers and environmental issues. Johnathan Joseph Jersey . Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist as the New York Islanders earned a 2-1 win over Ottawa Wednesday, leaving the Senators five points out of a playoff spot with just five games to play and four teams ahead of them. http://www.thetexansfootballpro.us/customized/ . Manager Ryan Nelsen has confirmed Brazilian No. 1 Julio Cesar will be rested for Wednesdays first leg of the semifinal. That opens the door for Bendik, who started 33 games for Toronto last season.TORONTO - Daniel Nestor will go back to the future in 2014. The doubles king from Toronto will team with former partner Nenad Zimonjic next season in hopes of erasing memories of a poor 2013 campaign. "Im playing next season with Zimonjic," Nestor told The Canadian Press at his last tournament stop in Vienna. "Well see how it goes. "Of course theres nothing permanent in doubles these days," he joked. "But we feel it would be a great injustice if we never played again considering how well we played over three years together. "We both want to see if we still have an magic." Nestor, the only man with more than 900 career doubles wins, achieved some of his best career results with the big-hitting Serb at his side. The pairing accounted for three of the eight Grand Slam titles held by the record-setting Nestor. He and Zimonjic claimed back-to-back Wimbledon crowns during a golden run on the grass in 2008-09, with the pair also combining for the French Open trophy in 2010. Nestor and Zimonjic parted company at the end of 2012, capping their time together with a title at the year-end World Tour Finals in London. Nestor then teamed Max Mirnyi of Belarus, winning eight titles together including two French Opens over two seasons. Nestor has had a variety of partners this season and has won only a single title, teaming with Leander Paes at Winston-Salem the weekk before the U. Jadeveon Clowney Jersey. .S. Open. As a result, there will be no appearance at the year-end final for Nestor this year. The veterans season will end after next weeks Paris Masters. Nestor is teaming this week in Basel with Davis Cup teammate Vasek Pospisil of Vernon, B.C., after losing last weeks Vienna final with Austrian partner Julian Knowle. "The season has certainly been frustrating for sure," Nestor said. "But there have been good times also. Weve played good Davis Cup matches and the past two months have not been so bad for me, just some poor luck. Nestor and Pospisil were up a set and a break against the Bryan brothers in the third round of the U.S. Open before losing. In Shanghai, Nestor and Paes had two match points against former partner Robert Lindstedt and Pospisil but couldnt capitalize. "If you can win these kind of matches you get on a roll. Its very frustrating to lose them but its nothing tragic, "Nestor said. "I had years when my teams were winning them." The Canadian is hoping to make the next two weeks count for him on court. "My ranking (18th in doubles) is where it is because of my play," he said. "There have been times Ive played well and times when Ive not been good enough. "Ill be finished (with this season) soon, theres no London for me. I just want to play well and then enjoy life (until next season)." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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