Stupid like a fox
Stupid like a fox
Worry about your own team and GM handing out 25 million dollar contracts to a platoon player and trading for Michael Young.
"If beer has never touched your lips, if you never dropped the mitts or packed a lip, you are not a hockey player, and if you are, chances are your not a very good one"
..I found this interesting.
why does Anthpoulos expect Thole to begin the season in the minors?Blue Jays GM Alex Anthpoulos said he expects Josh Thole to begin the 2013 season at Triple-A Buffalo.
The Jays signed Henry Blanco to a one-year deal last week, and Anthpoulos confirmed that the backup job will be his to lose going into spring training. Thole batted just .234/.294/.290 with one home run and 21 RBI in 104 games with the Mets this past season. He can continue to be ignored outside of deeper AL-only leagues.
wasn't the point of acquiring Thole in the Dickey trade, so that Thole could be Dickey's personal catcher for the knuckle ball?
why would Anthpoulos expect newly signed Henry Blanco to beat out Thole anyway.
Blue Jays signed C Henry Blanco to a one-year, $750,000 contract.
It's a non-guaranteed deal, but he'll get a 40-man roster spot for now. The Jays already have J.P Arencibia, Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas in-house, so Blanco will merely function as insurance. The 41-year-old backstop batted .188 (12-for-64) with one home run in 21 games with the Diamondbacks last season.
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As a Jays' fan, that's barely interesting to me. Horrible bump.
AA also said Thole has been an everyday catcher, and wants to keep him an everyday catcher just incase JP gets injured.
Just a depth move, nothing more, nothing less.
Yup, Blanco was on the Mets 2 years ago with Dickey and Henry is a phenomenal defensive catcher unlike Thole.
Given the fact that they have such a bad defensive catcher in Arencibia, singing Blanco makes a lot of sense.
...but Blanco is old and going forward they will still need somebody else to catch Dickey and that will be Thole who they just signed for 2 years to avoid arbitration. If one of those 2 guys goes down, Thole will be called up.
Thole belongs in AAA anyway. Man oh man was he terrible.
Mets still raped
I know I know...WAH Wah what a terrible thing to say. Every time I see this I feel like throwing up...1 because of who the Mets got and 2 because of how much they got.
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It was a good trade for both teams right now. Jays are trying to contend, Dickey helps them do that. Mets are rebuilding, this helps them do that. Fair trade for both teams as it stands now. The future will tell who "won" the trade.
You should worry about your own team and awful moves your GM makes, rather than worry about what the Jays do.
Last edited by StayOnBoard; 01-21-2013 at 01:35 PM.
Had to be done! Go T-Rex
The Blue Jays got the reigning Cy Young winner but the Mets got two highly touted prospects, (two top 100 specs) one who can possibly be a perennial all star catcher and a guy who could possible be a top of the rotation type pitcher.
Not to mention Buscerra who is a wildcard in all of this and also has upside.
The Mets got great value out of a 38 year old SP who really didn't start pitching well until 2010.