Originally written August 14, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
The Toronto Blue Jays have dealt one of their biggest disappointments in a season full of disappointments. The Jays announced they have dealt Emilio Bonifacio to the Kansas City Royals for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Bonifacio was obtained from the Miami Marlins in the blockbuster trade that shocked the offseason and at the time was thought to be the sleeper and potential cornerstone of the transaction. With the exception of Jose Reyes, it was thought that Bonifacio could be a game changer with his speed and versatility on the field. Unfortunately his potential never matriculated as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays forcing the hand of the powers that be to deal the speedster. However Bonifacio could not put it together north of the border struggling in all aspects of the game. The speedster appeared lost at the plate for most of the season, could not make routine plays on defense and only managed to swipe 12 bags in 18 attempts. In a corresponding move the Bl...
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