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Smoak adamant: He wants to stay put

Smoak adamant: He wants to stay put

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J.A. Happ was kind of sad to leave Toronto, a city he and his family had grown to love. But the left-handed starter was also pumped to get a shot to play on a contending team.So when the Jays traded him to the New York Yankees on July 26, he was all smiles.When trade deadline rolls around and you’re on a team going nowhere, many veteran players welcome the chance to get moved to a contender.But guess what? Justin Smoak isn’t one of them.Smoak’s name has increasingly been mentioned as a possible trade piece to a contending team looking for a solid all-around first baseman. The fourth-year Jay reportedly passed through waivers unclaimed on Tuesday (according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post) meaning that the switch-hitter is now eligible to be dealt to any team in the major lea