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The Toronto Blue Jays appear to be looking to upgrade their pitching staff, though theyre not tipping their hand too far. Whitney Mercilus Jersey . Speaking with reporters on Friday, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said that once pitcher Masahiro Tanaka signs with an MLB club, some moves could follow for Toronto. "I think once something happens with Tanaka, some things could break. Whether anything happens with us, nobody knows." When asked what general manager Alex Anthopoulos and the Blue Jays management was looking for in the free agent market, Gibbons said they "may be looking at some different pitchers." However he stopped short of saying the Jays need to bring in another player on the mound. "We like the group we have here, we said that all last year, we just didnt play as well as we expected to. As far as the talent we have and players on the field, were very satisfied. Everybodys looking for pitching, there are very few teams who are satisfied where theyre at." As to whether or not the Jays will attempt to make a play for Tanaka, Gibbons said only that the Jays had looked in to him. "Theyre feeling around, seeing whats going on with him but I think most of the teams out there have at least put out some feelers on him. Hes going to make a lot of money, I know that." Gibbons said he knows fans were disappointed by the teams 74-88 record and that the team must improve.  "I expect us to be much better this year just with the guys we have, whether there are any more additions or not." Gibbons did point out, however, that theres still time to make moves before the season begins on March 31. "Well see...there are still a couple months before the season starts. Were not sure whats going to happen," said the manager. "I like this group, we like this group." Joel Heath Jersey.500. The Jets have now won nine of their last 11, and five of their last six road games. With the win they moved to within two points of Vancouver in the west, the Canucks holding down the eighth spot. Vancouver lost in Boston, while the other big game saw Dallas win in Phoenix. Xavier Su a-Filo Jersey .com) - Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau has been selected as the NHLs Rookie of the Month for December, the league announced Friday.CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Michael Jordan scoffs at the idea of tanking games. The fiery 14-time All-Star who helped the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships simply doesnt have it in his makeup to intentionally lose games this season just so his Charlotte Bobcats can get a better draft pick next year. Forget that the NBA would likely hand down a hefty fine and fans would probably boycott if a team admitted to doing that, the Bobcats owner said purposely losing games is just not part of his competitive DNA. "I dont know if some teams have thought of that. Thats not something that we would do," Jordan told The Associated Press on Friday. "I dont believe in that." He then laughed heartily and said, "If that was my intention I never would have paid (free agent) Al Jefferson $13 million a year." Its not that the Bobcats couldnt use a player like Andrew Wiggins at Kansas or Dukes Jabari Parker -- two college freshman who many view as potential NBA stars. Jordan, 50, hasnt been able to translate his on-court success to winning as an NBA owner and executive. The Bobcats are just 62-168 in his three full seasons as majority owner. They were 21-61 last season. Still, he doesnt believe there are shortcuts to winning. While the 2014 NBA draft offers hopes to fledgling teams with a host of talented players, Jordan made it clear he isnt thinking about losing. "Its not guaranteed (the player) you are going to get is going to be that star anyway," Jordan said. "I did read that certain teams are thinking about doing it. But Im not one of them. "So lets alleviate that conversation." Jordan, relaxed and at ease at the Bobcats headquarters hours before his teams regular season home opener, has been widely criticized for his failures with the Bobcats and for his struggles in the front office with the Washington Wizards. He said some of that comes with the territory. "Its somewhat unfair, but you come to expect it," said Jordan, who became the majority owner of the Bobcats in 2010. "You set certain standards as a player that transcend whatever you do. It goes where you go. You will be wearing that around your neck so that when people see the name they expect the results. "Its somewhat unfair but it is what it is. I dont let it define me." However, Jordan said he remains committed to the Bobcats and said hes tried to be transparent with the fans about the direction of the team. This past off-season he used the amnesty clause on forward Tyrus Thomas, a movve that took his hefty contract off the books. Jeff Allen Jersey. Jordan still has to pay Thomas $18 million, but the move freed up that money under the salary cap as part of a one-time policy under the new collective bargaining agreement. The Bobcats used that money to sign Jefferson to three-year $41 million contact and to re-sign guard Gerald Henderson for $18 million over three seasons. "I mean, that was a statement," Jordan said of his commitment to the Bobcats. "I still have to pay more than $17 million, but it was a move that we needed to make to build and go get a guy like Big Al." Jordan also feels like he finally has the right man in charge in new coach Steve Clifford, a long-time NBA assistant who took over for Mike Dunlap, who was fired after one season. "Were focused on what were trying to do," Jordan said. "I think the direction were moving is positive. ... It is baby steps. Every now and again you have a hiccup. But I must admit that were headed in the right direction and Im very happy with that." The Bobcats, however, along with other small market NBA teams, are at a disadvantage with potential free agents like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh -- who all could be a part of the 2014 class. The stars want to go "where the lights are," Jordan said. He said last year he didnt think the new CBA did enough to help level the playing field for small market teams in terms of helping them land -- or keep -- a high-profile difference maker in free agency. A year later, after seeing the system at work, he has eased up on that stance. "Its better," Jordan said. "We are still going through and seeing the full effects of it. From a business standpoint if you operate your team in the right way it gives you a chance to break even or be profitable. And it makes it more difficult for your talent to get up and go somewhere else. "You can provide more advantages than other teams to keep your player. Its a fair assessment that if you get your star you can get parity within the league. I think parity is starting to happen within the league." Jordan doesnt feel players orchestrating deals that land a trio of stars in big markets to form a "big three" is necessarily good for the game. "Im not a big advocate for it," Jordan said. "I came from an era where it didnt happen. If that happened to evolve from the draft, then you seemed pretty smart." Now hes trying to make that happen in Charlotte. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '


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