Just got word from the Blue Jays that the deal to acquire pitcher Brandon Morrow from the Seattle Mariners is officially a go.
Another interesting move by Alex Anthopoulos, the Jays' neophyte general manager who is certainly not shy when it comes to making moves he believes will strengthen the team down the road.
Morrow is a former first-round draft choice with a quality arm whose has struggled with control problems through three years in Seattle.
The Blue Jays are hoping a change in scenery will amount to a change in habits and the price wasn't too daunting.
In exchange for Morrow, the Blue Jays were required to give up Brandon League, a middle reliever whose fastball could top out at around 100-miles-an-hour.
Unfuortunately for League he too was erratic and in the crowded Blue Jays bullpen was deemed the most expendable.
The Blue Jays also had to give up Johermyn Chavez who they have been slowly nurturing through their minor league system.
Chavez is only 20 but is highly thought of in the organization. Hitting 21 home runs at the Single-A level this past season will have that affect.