The Blue Jays had some of the most desirable bullpen arms on the trade market, instead, they held on to them. Now they have none.
Toronto declined its option on closer Kevin Gregg. Its setup men, Scott Downs and Jason Frasor, are eligible for free agency. The team is expected to offer both the lefty Downs and righty Frasor arbitration, as both are Type A free agents. As a Type A, the Blue Jays would receive two compensatory draft picks each if the players turn down arbitration and sign elsewhere.
Gregg is a Type B free agent (one compensatory pick). The Blue Jays had a one-year option worth $5.25 million and a two-year option worth $9.5 million for the next two seasons. His buyout was worth $750,000.
Gregg had a 3.51 ERA and 37 saves last season, his first in Toronto.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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