The Toronto Blue Jays are for sale by Rogers Communications.
You heard it here first.
I happen to know for a fact from an internal source within the Rogers empire and how else can you explain the recent signings by the Jays. They are aiming to just compete this year and next. By then they should have rid themselves of that horrible Vernon Wells contract and hopefully the prospects they get from the Seattle Mariners and Philadelphia Phillies will be showing some progress and the Jays can make a run. By that time hopefully the NY Yankees and Boston Red Sox will have payroll over $500 million each and all their players will be over 35 years old.
I still expect Rogers to keep the naming rights to the SkyDome / Rogers Centre, that massive piece of real estate they stole for $25 million dollars and originally cost taxpayers in Ontario somewhere in the vicinity of $625 million to build back in 1989.
As for Roy Halladay, it looks like he will be a Phillie and Cliff Lee of the Phils – who wouldn’t pitch on 3 days rest – is going to Seattle, with prospects coming Toronto’s way. I like this trade. Roy deserves better.