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    Trade route: Rajai Davis, Adam Lind among postseason farewells for Blue Jays?

    Rajai Davis, Adam Lind among postseason farewells for Blue Jays?
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    For the first time in his career, Torontoís base-stealing veteran outfielder Rajai Davis will have the opportunity to decide his own fate. Davis is set to become a free agent at the end of October and, unsurprisingly, Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos has remained noncommittal on Davisí future with the club.

    Since joining the Blue Jays, Rajai Davis has been regarded primarily as a part-time player unless given the chance to play regularly due to injuries within the starting line up; something he openly admits he would like to change this offseason, which undoubtedly makes it the most significant factor when weighing his options. Davis is expected to seek a two-year contract (at minimum) with a secured everyday spot and annual salary in the range of $5 million.

    Per club policy, the Blue Jays do not publicly comment on contract negotiations, but it is obvious that an anticipated raise on the $2.5 million Davis earned in 2013 could save the club money by using Anthony Gose in Davisí current backup role next season.

    Rajai Davisí lack of success against righties looms over his appeal as a potential starting player, but there are always a few teams that are willing to look past that in hopes of adding more impact to their offense as he has proven himself time and time again as a major base-stealing threat. In the 2013 season, he was caught only six times in 51 opportunities and has four seasons under his belt where he has surpassed the 40 stolen-bases plateau.

    Adam Lindís club option also leaves lingering questions and speculation concerning who we could expect to see north of the border come 2014.

    Anthopoulos has similarly remained vague on Lindís future with the club, only acknowledging that there is ďa good chanceĒ his option will be exercised as opposed to parting ways with the 2009 Silver Slugger recipient and the $2 million that would be owed with a buyout.

    What was deemed to be one of the tougher decisions the GM would have to make this offseason may have been made easier by Lindís strong finish closing out September. Lind completed the year with a .288 average, 23 homers, 67 RBIs and was able to avoid the DL all season for the first time since 2010. He also picked up two Blue Jaysí Player of the Month Awards, making him the only Blue Jays player to do so multiple times in the 2013 season.

    Earlier this month, the club announced that hitting coach Chad Mottola and first base coach Dwayne Murphy will not be returning next year.

    Mottola was fired after his first season as the big-league clubís hitting coach after serving in the same capacity with its triple-A Las Vegas team in 2011 and 2012. Now seen as the scapegoat by many for the failures of 2013, Mottola will part from the organization he joined in 2007 without any detailed public explanation.

    Murphy, however, left the Blue Jays on a different note by confirming his retirement. He had been the teamís hitting coach under previous managers Cito Gaston and John Farrell prior to assuming first base duties this past year.

    Returning to John Gibbonsí staff are pitching coach Pete Walker, bench coach DeMarlo Hale, third base coach Luis Rivera and bullpen coach Pat Hentgen.


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    Davis might be a better version of EYJr. If the Jays are looking to go cheap EY could be one of the guys going to Toronto.

    Also need to note even though Lind "avoided the DL" he had back issues again around the time of the All-Star break. 1.000 OPS in May June and September, .700 OPS in April July and August. Could be worth a look, tho his back issues are chronic and he's got ugly L/R splits just like Ike.

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    Let's just get Encarnacion, Bautista, Lind, Davis, and Reyes.

    That would actually be awesome but there's 0 ****ing chance it will ever happen EVER


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    Two words: Colby. Rasmus.

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    Why trade for mediocrity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Mcfly View Post
    Why trade for mediocrity?
    Should the Mets trade for Giancarlo?

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    absolutely trade for giancarlo move wheeler if you have to with his talent,age,and salary you can't go wrong than sign peralta and a pitcher

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    Quote Originally Posted by pls win again:27229658
    absolutely trade for giancarlo move wheeler if you have to with his talent,age,and salary you can't go wrong than sign peralta and a pitcher
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    Quote Originally Posted by fanofclendennon View Post
    Ike for Stanton even up?
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    We need speed Rajai Davis could be our answer.

    Rajai Davis is a low price outfielder with lightning speed. Speed adds run production. He is a outfielder who players right left or center and he is lower price easy player to trade for. Here are his stats http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...avisra01.shtml. I hope we can grab him before others think of him as an option. Leadoff hitter with lightning speed is needed here. He is made for Citi.
    Last edited by maskedmetfan; 10-19-2013 at 05:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dugmet View Post
    Should the Mets trade for Giancarlo?
    If they don't, it only proves that the Coupons hate the Mets, and don't care about winning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maskedmetfan View Post
    Rajai Davis is a low price outfielder with lightning speed. Speed adds run production. He is a outfielder who players right left or center and he is lower price easy player to trade for. Here are his stats http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...avisra01.shtml. I hope we can grab him before others think of him as an option. Leadoff hitter with lightning speed is needed here. He is made for Citi.
    Why trade for a FA? He's a 4th OF on a good team. I want the Mets to be a good team. Therefore, I don't want him starting for the Mets. That doesn't mean they shouldn't try to pick him up as a 4th OF.

    Then again, the Mets already have a guy named Eric Young Jr, who is practically the same player.
    Last edited by Mr. Magoo; 10-19-2013 at 10:35 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Magoo View Post
    Why trade for a FA? He's a 4th OF on a good team. I want the Mets to be a good team. Therefore, I don't want him starting for the Mets. That doesn't mean they shouldn't try to pick him up as a 4th OF.

    Then again, the Mets already have a guy named Eric Young Jr, who is practically the same player.
    He is a better version of EYJr and if Toronto is looking to cut money EYJr could be half of what is sent back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman View Post
    He is a better version of EYJr and if Toronto is looking to cut money EYJr could be half of what is sent back.
    Davis is a FA. There won't be a trade for him. He could be signed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Magoo View Post
    Davis is a FA. There won't be a trade for him. He could be signed.
    Yup I guess I skimmed my own post, I thought they were considering non-tender for arbitration.

    Definitely don't need both him and EYJr, so only if they trade him

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