MLB Rumors – Mike Napoli to Toronto Blue Jays?

Filed in Gather Sports News Channel by on November 17, 2012 0 Comments

Toronto has made the biggest moves so far in the MLB off-season as the team looks to compete with the NY Yankees and Baltimore Orioles for the AL East title in 2013, but the front office is still looking to upgrade their roster and adding another power bat could make this Blue Jays squad one of the top in the American League.

The latest rumor from Jonathan Reid has suggested the team looks into adding catcher Mike Napoli and for several reasons this makes sense. The 31-year-old is one of the best power hitting catchers in baseball and adding him to the roster would give Toronto a very formidable offense. Napoli could also play DH, saving his knees a bit and making him an everyday player.

Napoli now has five straight years of hitting 20 or more homers, including 24 last year with the Texas Rangers in just 108 games. Moving the veteran to DH would increase his production and give the Blue Jays a rare mix of power, speed, and good on base percentage in their starting lineup.

Several MLB teams are interested in the veteran catcher, but a move to Toronto is probably best for his career and would really give the fans of the team a reason for optimism heading into the 2013 season.

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