http://www.tsn.ca/mlb/news_story.asp?id=144507The New York Daily News reports that the Toronto Blue Jays have signed reliever B.J. Ryan to a five-year, $47 million contract.
Ryan, 29, had 36 saves in 41 attempts for the Baltimore Orioles last season and was courting as many as five other teams as a free agent.
In his first full season closing games for Baltimore, the left-hander went 1-4 with a 2.43 ERA, striking out 100 in 70 1-3 innings. He has appeared in at least 61 games since 2001.
Ryan, who will turn 30 on Dec. 28, made his first all-star team and was the best thing about a Baltimore bullpen that contributed to the club's 74-88 record and fourth-place finish in the AL East.
http://bluejays.scout.com/2/471137.html?refid=400The Blue Jays are now expected to move Miguel Batista in a package for an outfield bat.
http://bluejays.scout.com/2/470906.html\Since then it is believe the Cleveland Indians and the Toronto Blue Jays each made an offer to the free agent outfielder (Brian Giles). Both of the clubs also offered a three-year contract, in the neighborhood of $30 milllion
Free Agent Market Starting to heat up, there was a report that put it as a possibility that the Jays sign all three of Giles,Burnett and Ryan