"Well, that kind of puts a damper on even a Yankee win."
-- Yankees announcer Phil Rizzuto after reading a bulletin that Pope Paul VI had died
He's now a well below average fielder, outside of his big year a slightly over average hitter. If the Marlins ate his salary so he'd be $7M every year he might be worth it, as long as you rest him on every artificial field.
The worst part of this deal for Jays is him, followed by the soft serve lefty in the AL East where his records are awful.
Good for Jays at first, migrating to awful after 2014 or 2015.
Last edited by bagwell368; 11-14-2012 at 07:22 PM.
i don't think Johnson is going to make it to free agency, he'll sign an extension before the end of april
Blue Jays 2013 world champs, just watch
They would have to sign Grenkie AND Hamilton to pull themselves out o the basement, so even considering Free Agency potential, they will probably be the worst team next year.
As of now, they are, but they won't be for long.
1. The Red Sox have some solid young players (Middlebrooks, Doubront, etc.)
2. They have a solid core of prime aged players (Lester, Pedrioa, Buchholz, Bailey, Ellsbury, Saltalamacchia)
3. They have a very good farm system. Look through this website to learn a little more about their prospects.
Right now, you could probably say yes. But FA hasn't begun. I am not sold still on Baltimore; they are a team that could easily go back to last place.
PSD's Sheldon Richardson!!!
The Jays pretty much gutted their farm for 3 question marks. Ballsy move but it may not work out.
1.JJ is injury prone, never pitched in the AL, especially the AL East
2. Reyes injury prone as well, tends to be a head case, possibly his best years are behind him.
3. Buehrle, solid pitcher, AL tested, not AL East tested.
It's a gamble. I wouldnt be shocked if it blows up in the Jays face or if they do succeed. Time will tell.