I don't mind keeping JPA, he seems to be a good guy in the club house and having a power bat at the end of the line up is a good thing to have. You can't be too greedy with an 8th hitter in the lineup who will put up 20+ HR each year most likely.
Also, Im very pleased with this dickey trade.
Morrow and johnson have had injury problems in the past, this gives up a lot of top pitching depth in case some injuries come back which killed this team last year.
Comment taken off the ESPN message board:
"I guess his name is now R.EH. Dickey"
so I guess this changes the whole "no one wants to play in Canada" bit...just takes a bit of spending for players to want to be happy here...hmmmmm...
Take solice in the fact that JPA is a good club house personality. I'll take him as my 8th or 9th hitter, with his OK defence.
"You are not acting like the person Mr. Rogers knew you could be."
maybe the jays draft a catcher this year...
I think people really need to get over the whole JP sucks thing.. yeah he is pretty bad on both sides of the ball but you really cant expect to have an above average player at every rotation spot or position
We had the 2nd best 1B in the game last year in Encarnacion
We have a top 5 SS in Jose Reyes
It is safe to assume that Lawrie should at least be a top 10 3B this year if not better
We have a top 3 RF in Jose (with Stanton and Heyward)
We have a LF who finished 6th in WAR despite missing 50 games
That is a top player at 5 of the 9 positions
This leaves DH, CF, 2B and C
I still believe Rasmus has something in him and could rebound
Lind sucks but the offseason is still young
I believe Izturis and Bonafacio will do a fine job playing 2B
This leave JPA.. I think we can totally afford to carry him with the lineup and rotation we have. It really isn't as big of an issue as people make it out to be
Anything you get him is bonus.. and that means the usual 20+ HRs
Last edited by bomber0104; 12-17-2012 at 03:47 PM.
props to vick27m
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