Jays will continue being better if they really want. The owner is BY FAR the richest in baseball (Rogers Communications). If they want, they can go nuts! Have deeper pockets than all of the AL East teams put together -- they just chose not to invest in the club in the past, but I think now's the time they will.
Not to mention they have the best depth of all the farm systems in the AL -- D'Arnaud, Syndergaard, Sanchez, Osuna, Gose, Norris, Smoral, Lopez, etc etc.
If the owners decide its time to spend more, this team will be very dangerous and no team will be able to compete...
If the Sox want to strengthen their rotation, it will take giving up prospects like the Jays just gave up in a trade.
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whats the point of this thread, atm they obviously are
Its called rebuilding and believe it or not it has worked once or twice before.
How many times over the past 20 years have we been served the magic BS potion from the Blue Jays and there fans trying to say "this is our year look out for the Blue Jays!"
History tells me, no matter how good your roster looks on paper (and you've had a couple lineups in the past better than the current) that you'll find a way to be out of contention by mid July.
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Last edited by OneManIsNoMan; 11-14-2012 at 04:43 PM.
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Its been a while no doubt for the Jays, but they will turn it around here. Not saying the Jays will make the playoffs guaranteed (neither will the Sox) but they were better than the Sox even though virtually every Jay was on the DL all at once and doesnt matter who the Sox add, Jays still have a better overall team. Sox have no pen. Rotation in shambles. Yikes.
Last edited by Sanyo; 11-14-2012 at 05:28 PM.
As for the Jays, things look good right now, both short and long term. That being said, stuff happens and games still need to be played (as Boston fans are quick to remind us). Injuries or off years to/by key players can ruin teams.
I will start by stating I am a Jays fan (so that is the bias I view things from).
However, this thread is definitely a little ridiculous. Would it shock me if the Red Sox were in 5th in 2013? No. Is that thread worthy if it happens? No. So why is it thread worthy now? Why deliberately troll the Red Sox fans?
The Sox have several good young prospects, ownership that has proven it will spend a ton, and lots of roster flexibility moving forward. The major league roster is a little barren right now, but it is absurd to suggest that it will be more than a 2-3 year rebuild (and maybe less).
That said, the vitriol from Red Sox fans is also pretty comical. Why get so defensive? We get it, you won two titles more recently than the Jays won two titles. But just as it would be petty for a Jays fan to waive around the 90 years before 2004, it is foolish for the Red Sox to act as though they have been dominant for years based on two titles this decade. Big Brother in the division is the Yankees (to both the Jays and Sox). Period. History has shown that. And the Yankees have a lot of issues to confront going forward (though they have lots of resources to address those issues). Why is the focus on Boston again? And why are the Red Sox fans so angry at Jays fans?
they are the marlins of the AL