Thank God the Jays aren't going after Justin Upton. I just don't get the love everyone here has for him. Ok, he's young and has great D but, you guys are all willing to send the farm for him.
I look at his stats and they're painfully avg. Plus, for you WAR fans...he only had a 2 last year. Then you add the fact he's making 40M over the next 3 years.
I not a fan of Ramsus anymore but, he gives you a much better risk/reward with some slight upside..
I've never understood the collective hard on for the Uptons.
TO me they seem like two guys who will never reach their full potential, possibly because of laziness, possibly because of coaching, who knows, but I think they'll cost a lot more than they're worth.
I was big on Upton last year, but now I would not want to give up the farm for him alone.
The reason people are interested in Upton now is that a year from now you could be saying damn, why didn't the Jays try to trade for a 30 HR 900 OPS OF bat. He's already posted a 900 OPS in 2 of his 5 years. I don't know what potential you're looking for.
He had a down year because of some injuries. A healthy Upton is an elite player and if you can buy low you do it.
I dunno where else to say this since it's not really important enough to justify a thread, but EE got absolutely hosed by whoever votes on the Silver Slugger awards.
^^ just came on to say that.
Wouldn't it be crazy if we somehow acquired both Upton'. It's kind of possible, lol.