It seems I wasn't out of line yesterday when I wrote that Napoli was "a player who the Jays can and will use in 2011 if he is still here on opening day."
Shortly after 3:00 eastern time this afternoon it was reported that the Blue Jays have traded Mike Napoli to the Texas Rangers for relief pitcher Frank Francisco and cash considerations.
Napoli becomes the second catcher to join and leave Toronto this offseason without ever setting foot on the turf at Rogers Center. The first was Miguel Olivo.
More to come later on this deal later.