The Tigers have washed their hands of Torii Hunter. The Blue Jays may be interested:
Add #BlueJays to long list of clubs pursuing Torii Hunter. Team pursued him two years ago, not especially confident of retaining Melky.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 20, 2014
If they do sign him, expect a lot more of those “the Blue Jays have really gone for great clubhouse guys and leaders!” stories, matching him up with Russell Martin in this regard. Most of these will be based on Hunter’s excellent relationship with the media, of course, and won’t really be based on, you know, his actual track record. But things have always worked that way, no?
On the baseball merits, one wonders how well the 38-year-old Hunter can hold up on the Rogers Centre turf. And how his already substandard defense would play on the faster track.