The Waiting Game

Monday, January 13 2014 @ 09:42 AM EST

Contributed by: Gerry

This off-season has been the slowest for Blue Jay news that I can remember.  The Navarro signing was months ago and since then there has been nothing.  Last winter AA was putting in a new waiver claim every week, this year just one.  The Tanaka affair seems to be holding up all free agent pitcher signings and we are just five weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting. 

The Tanaka deadline is January 24th so I assume that Tanaka, Jimenez and Santana will all sign between January 24th and January 27th.  I don't see much happening before then. 

In the meantime it is nice for me, as a Rogers Cable subscriber, to have the MLB network to watch.  It's not exactly groundbreaking TV but at least it is baseball which is nowhere to be found on the regular networks.  It will be interesting to see what the MLB network coverage of spring training will be like.  I think they showed some spring games last season, that would be nice to take our minds off winter.

Anything else going on?