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    Upgrades/Holes - What is your priority?

    So, while AA has inarguably upgraded the major league roster, many holes and opportunities to upgrade the team remain. How would you prioritize the following? In brackets I have placed some of the in house options.

    Significant Bat at 1B/DH/Bench (Smoak/Valencia)
    Everyday LF (Dirks/Mayberry)
    Everyday CF (Pompey/Pillar)
    Everyday 2B (Izturis/Goins/Travis)
    Front of the rotation starter (Stroman/Hutch/Buerhle/Dickey/Happ/Sanchez)
    Elite bullpen arm(s) for 8th/9th inning roles (Cecil/Sanchez/Loup/Estrada?)

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    1. LF
    2. Closer
    3. Set-up man
    4. DH/1B
    5. 2B
    6. SP

    Instead of blowing the rest of our money on an elite SP, I'd rather get a good LF to solidify the top 2/3 of the lineup, and a few elite BP arms. Hope that the starting rotation gets a boost with Martin behind the dish.

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    RH reliever (which I could see us getting for fat ***)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pebloemer View Post
    So, while AA has inarguably upgraded the major league roster, many holes and opportunities to upgrade the team remain. How would you prioritize the following? In brackets I have placed some of the in house options.

    Significant Bat at 1B/DH/Bench (Smoak/Valencia)
    Everyday LF (Dirks/Mayberry)
    Everyday CF (Pompey/Pillar)
    Everyday 2B (Izturis/Goins/Travis)
    Front of the rotation starter (Stroman/Hutch/Buerhle/Dickey/Happ/Sanchez)
    Elite bullpen arm(s) for 8th/9th inning roles (Cecil/Sanchez/Loup/Estrada?)
    LF
    Pen Arms
    DH
    Starter
    2B
    CF

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanyo View Post
    LF
    Pen Arms
    DH
    Starter
    2B
    CF
    +1. I think you can already pencil in our 2b and CF.

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    RP
    2B (ONLY if Travis is not starting)
    LF
    1B

    Pretty much in that order.


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    Lf
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    I thought for sure this thread was going to be about whether the fans would prefer the Jays be addressing holes rather than upgrading positions they already had starters for. Seemed like a great topic given our off-season to date . If we end up with little depth and several complete dead spots in the field this is gonna turn out just like 2012 did.
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    You know who'd look nice in this lineup now? Brandon Moss. lol.

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    hole priorities? Sounds like a thread for another forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamiecballer View Post
    I thought for sure this thread was going to be about whether the fans would prefer the Jays be addressing holes rather than upgrading positions they already had starters for. Seemed like a great topic given our off-season to date . If we end up with little depth and several complete dead spots in the field this is gonna turn out just like 2012 did.
    The thought crossed my mind, but with an incomplete off-season it seems like an incomplete discussion to me. I was actually trying to avoid going down that road. Although you could argue that SP would be low priority or high priority depending on how you feeling about upgrading vs. addressing areas of need.

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    2B for me. If this team is going for it, I don't think it's wise to have two rookies starting up the middle (Pompey/Pilar, Travis).

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    They need a quality left handed bat, whether that guy plays first, second, left, or DHs. Once you figure that out, then you can sort out where maybe a cheaper platoon becomes a viable solution elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by North Yorker View Post
    1. LF
    2. Closer
    3. Set-up man
    4. DH/1B
    5. 2B
    6. SP

    Instead of blowing the rest of our money on an elite SP, I'd rather get a good LF to solidify the top 2/3 of the lineup, and a few elite BP arms. Hope that the starting rotation gets a boost with Martin behind the dish.
    Wow great minds think a like (ha ha) ... that is exactly the order I would suggest

    My preferrred players to target:

    1. LF - Cabrera for 3yrs/39M, would go to 3/42M or 4/52M ... OR Aoki for 2yrs/18M

    2. Closer - Miller for 3yrs/27M, would consider going to 4/34M

    3. Set-Up - Gregerson for 2yrs/7M, would possibly go to 8M ... OR Neshek for 2yrs/7M

    I really have no idea what the cost to sign Gregerson or Neshek would be so my #s are a guess

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    I feel like Melky will be the LF on opening day. Then Jays will go with Pillar, Dirks, Pompey at CF and another set of guys (Goins, Kawasaki, Travis, Tolleson, Izturis or whoever they have under contract) at 2nd candidates in the spring. And I think they won't get a FT DH and just rotate Bautista, Reyes, EE there.

    Once Melky is signed, then they go for a pitcher.

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