10 Offseason Moves the Toronto Blue Jays Should Avoid at All Costs

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10 Offseason Moves the Toronto Blue Jays Should Avoid at All Costs
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Frank Thomas: signed: Nov. 18, 2006 for two years, $18.12 million. He was released April 20, 2008 and was paid the remaining $7,081,967 of his contract to not play for the Jays.

The Toronto Blue Jays will return to the drawing board this offseason and look to address their shortcomings after failing to live up to the high expectations generated from their MLB best 24-7 spring record.    

General Manager Alex Anthopoulos will look to reshape a roster that was inconsistent and later ravaged by the injury bug. 

He has done a terrific job rebuilding the organization since taking over for former GM J.P Ricciardi in October 2009.

In no particular order, the organization has acquired Brandon Morrow, Kyle Drabek, Anthony Gose, Yunel Escobar, Colby Rasmus and highly touted prospect Travis D'Arnaud under his watch. 

He has also stock piled the Blue Jays’ farm system with young talent. Last season, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto's Double-A affiliate) won the Eastern League title.  

In addition, he was able to dupe the Los Angeles Angels into trading for Vernon Wells and his colossal contract.

The Blue Jays haven't made the playoffs since winning the World Series in '92 and '93, and the city is starving for a competitive team.

Perhaps Anthopoulos' biggest challenge as GM awaits him this offseason: Pressure to win.

Here's a list of 10 players that the Jays could be pressured to pursue. 

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