Found December 16, 2012 on
The Rhino and Compass:
Toronto Blue Jays
New York Mets
Boston Red Sox
The Toronto Blue Jays have set out to completely remake their team this offseason. They have added Maicer Izturis and Melky Cabrera through free agency. They have acquired Esmil Rogers via trade from the Indians. They executed a much bigger trade with the Marlins, as I am sure you have heard, adding Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, infielders Jose Reyes (an all star) and Emlio Bonifacio as well as catcher John Buck. They are turning Buck and more into R.A Dickey and Josh Thole from the Mets. The Red Sox and Yankees are down, and this certainly is the time to make a move if a move is easily made in the AL East so I can’t fault the Jays for trying.
I do question if they are as good as everyone expects, however. Let me specifically note the questions I have.
- For a team that has been run so affordably, will the influx in payroll be a major concern for ownership? This isn’t a huge question for me, to be honest, though I can understand why it would be for so many. If the moves have been m...
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