Just a little "Where did they go?" update on another ex-Jay, Mike Timlin, now a proud member of the Red Sox bullpen. Apparently, the Sox are seriously considering a closer-by-committee with Timlin, Alan Embree and Bobby Howry. It's a good idea in principle -- exactly what I'd expect from Epstein and James -- but they may discover what Mike's previous employers have also found, that Timlin has the temperament to set up but not to close.
It's been quite an off-season for former Blue Jays hurlers. Here's a quick update:
Mike Timlin -- signed with Red Sox
Chris Carpenter -- signed with Cardinals
Mike Sirotka -- signed with Cubs
Brandon Lyon -- signed with Red Sox
Luke Prokopec -- signed with Dodgers, claimed by Reds
Dan Plesac -- re-signed with Phillies
Woody Williams -- re-signed with Cardinals
Pat Hentgen -- re-signed with Orioles
Joey Hamilton -- negotiating with Cardinals
Steve Parris -- renovating his basement
Esteban Loaiza -- would you like fries with that?