Thoughts from Joe D.
I will be very shocked if the Toronto Blue Jays hang onto Alex Anthopoulos as the team’s general manager after this season. He took a team with a talent rich farm that was once ranked among baseball’s best and overturned it for aging and expensive players that have sunk the team to the bottom of the division instead of the top as he had hoped.
A new GM will quickly look to bring some balance to the team and unload some of these big contracts and he’ll certainly be willing to eat some money in the process, just as the Mets did when they traded Carlos Beltran and ate 90% of what he was still owed to get a better prospect.
The Mets have no shortstops on the way. Their best prospects are still years from being major league ready if they even make it that far – it’s still too early to tell.
They have soured on Ruben Tejada, who was never really a shortstop to begin with.
If the Jays are willing to eat 30-40% of what remains on Jose Reyes’ contract, it could happen. J...