The Giants swept the Tigers and major league baseball on the field is over for 2012. But the off the field action is just getting going, free agents are filing, options are being picked up and declined and target lists are being finalized. Free agents can sign as of Saturday so get ready for the Jays to .... not do much.
And don't forget the team needs a manager.
Who will the manager be? As usual the news flow from Blue Jay Way is limited. News reports have prospective managers being interviewed, being ignored and under consideration. Other reports suggest the Jays are looking for a manager who has actually managed before so Pat Hentgen, for one, is not under consideration. With free agency starting this weekend the Jays need to be closing in on a manager by the end of the week.
Several Jays are free agents, Kelly Johnson, Jason Frasor, Carlos Villanueva, Brandon Lyon and Omar Vizquel. Darren Oliver might retire and the Jays have an option on Rajai Davis.
Arbitration eligibles include: Colby Rasmus; Rajai Davis (if his option is not picked up); JA Happ; Mike Aviles; Bobby Wilson and Cory Wade.
What else is going on?