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    Clayton a Blue Jay!

    per Rosenthal:

    "The Blue Jays, acting to solidify their middle-infield defense, have reached agreement with free-agent shortstop Royce Clayton on a one-year, $1.5 million contract, FOXSports.com has learned.

    The deal, which is pending a physical, will enable the Jays to keep Aaron Hill at second base rather move him to shortstop. Second is Hill's stronger defensive position.
    Clayton, 36, will be playing for his 10th major-league team and his sixth in the past six seasons. He began last season with the Nationals, then was traded to the Reds as part of a blockbuster deal in June.

    Clayton's career on-base percentage is .313, and he has little power. However, the Jays should be formidable enough offensively after signing free-agent designated hitter Frank Thomas - presuming they keep center fielder Vernon Wells.

    Clayton will provide veteran presence and stability, but no longer is an elite defender he had the third-lowest zone rating among the 15 qualifying National League shortstops last season.

    Zone rating is the percentage of balls fielded by a player in his typical defensive zone, as measured by STATS, Inc.

    The team's next step is to sign a free-agent starting pitcher. Left-hander Ted Lilly and right-hander Gil Meche are among the Jays' targets.

    The signing of Clayton removes one potential bidder for free-agent infielder Julio Lugo, who is drawing interest from the Red Sox, Cubs and Mets."

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    Re: Clayton a Blue Jay!

    Be nice everyone.

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    Re: Clayton a Blue Jay!

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan4445 View Post
    per Rosenthal:

    "The Blue Jays, acting to solidify their middle-infield defense, have reached agreement with free-agent shortstop Royce Clayton on a one-year, $1.5 million contract, FOXSports.com has learned.

    Wow, now there's a comment I really don't even know how to start in on. Who'd they have there before? A cardboard cut out of Ozzie Smith?

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    Re: Clayton a Blue Jay!

    Clayton for all his faults has been a regular player. Does that mean draft pick? Not sure if he's an A, B, C or other.

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    Re: Clayton a Blue Jay!

    When Clayton enters the Hall-of-Fame with the Toronto thingy on his cap, we will be lamenting "the one who got away."

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    Re: Clayton a Blue Jay!

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Clayton for all his faults has been a regular player. Does that mean draft pick? Not sure if he's an A, B, C or other.
    Clayton was a Type C free agent.
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    Re: Clayton a Blue Jay!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    Clayton was a Type C free agent.
    There's nothing quite like referring to Royce Clayton in the past tense.

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    Clayton a Blue Jay!
    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
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    Re: Clayton a Blue Jay!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaycint View Post
    Wow, now there's a comment I really don't even know how to start in on. Who'd they have there before? A cardboard cut out of Ozzie Smith?
    I don't know if I'm just not getting out enough, but I honestly have laughing pains from this board lately.
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    Re: Clayton a Blue Jay!

    Now if only someone could just sign Joe Mays we'll be set.

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    This is a real bummer. I was really wishing that Clayton would sign with someone in the NL Central other than the Reds. Maybe see the cubs with a Womack Clayton middle of the infield. That would just make my day.

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    Re: Clayton a Blue Jay!

    Are you sure that they did not sign him as a roving instructor?

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    Re: Clayton a Blue Jay!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    Clayton was a Type C free agent.
    Royce Clayton - the hepatitis of shortstops.

    Oh wait, that's not nice, is it?
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    AHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHA Way to flush 1.5 mil down the tubes Ricciardi.
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    Re: Clayton a Blue Jay!

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan4445 View Post
    per Rosenthal:

    "The Blue Jays, acting to solidify their middle-infield defense

    Clayton's career on-base percentage is .313, and he has little power.

    Clayton will provide veteran presence and stability, but no longer is an elite defender he had the third-lowest zone rating among the 15 qualifying National League shortstops last season.

    Mets."
    Why did they sign him again? Why is he making 1.5 million american dollars? (or maybe they tricked him in getting canadian money) Good ridance


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