What needs should Blue Jays address before deadline?
Brett Cecil is Toronto's lone bullpen lefty with Aaron Loup DFA'd
Dioner Navarro makes the Toronto Blue Jays incrementally better, adds experience and is a good teammate.
Those were the words of general manager Ross Atkins on Friday after the team traded for the catcher, a fan favourite while a member of the Blue Jays the previous two seasons.
What other plans does Atkins have or should have leading up to 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday, the last day major league teams can acquire players eligible for the post-season?
Will he seek a left-handed relief pitcher to offset the departure of Aaron Loup (Boone Logan from Colorado)? Or, does recently acquired lefty Francisco Liriano go to the bullpen before Wednesday's game at Baltimore, with Aaron Sanchez summoned from class-A Dunedin to make the start?
How about a left-handed bat off the bench, given Michael Saunders' struggles in August (.211 batting average, .277 on-base percentage) and the likelihood that Ezequiel Carrera wouldn't strike fear in a top-notch right-handed starter in the playoffs?