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  1. #1
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    "that being said" - Alex Anthopoulos on FAN590

    Double A on Fan590 last night, talking mostly about trades. A few highlights:

    - Where the team is starting to come together this trade deadline the Jays have changed their focus in terms of what they are looking for. Although he would always accept prospects, he is primarily looking players who would help the team this season or next season.

    - He's had trade discussions for a couple of players who are pending free agents. The 2-3 months this season gives him a chance to get to know the player, the player gets a chance to know the city. Also allows a bigger window to negotiate a long term contract.

    - The trade deadline teams are more motivated to trade than any other time of year. Teams are sellers and gives him better chance to acquire a specific player. He tries to expand trades to 3 or even sometimes 4 teams because it is often we don't match up well with a particular team.
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    from what i gather, AA is going to try to make, maybe not a blockbuster persay, but certainly a multi team, multi player trade
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    the subsequent audio

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    i hope we land a big fish. Jose Reyes maybe or Kemp maybe.

    Snider + Drabek for Kemp?? maybe throw in gose(obviously im being a jays fan here and overvaluing our players but its good to be hopeful right )



    An outfield of Bautista, Kemp and Thames is downright disgusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nels@Ryerson View Post
    from what i gather, AA is going to try to make, maybe not a blockbuster persay, but certainly a multi team, multi player trade
    It's going to be "smart trades" that are good for the Jays. It will be what the team needs, not what it wants.

    I think everyone's over valuing Kemp and Rasmus.
    Why give up prospects for Reyes when you can get him in FA in 3 months?

    Can I go to dreamland for a sec...
    Offer CC 180/8. Fielder 220/8 (I'm a believer now). Maybe Reyes...140/7?
    Beeston said the money's there...well! Half a billion doesn't sound like too much, does it?
    Trade our top 8 prospects (except Lawrie, Gose) for Felix and Kershaw. Collect WS rings in Apr. by default.
    Ok...I'm awake...that was fun.

    Make no mistake the 2011 Blue Jays season starts in November with a preview in July. Take'em to school AA!
    Last edited by Billyen; 07-15-2011 at 09:21 AM.
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    With EE heating up and Lawrie due up soon, I think we could get a decent spec for him. Or even better with Litsch/Janssen/McGowan on the horizon package EE and a BP arm for the best package available.

    Seattle makes sense, if they wanna be buyers at the TD.

    Either way though, we have to move some BP arms and soon.

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    If I were AA I'd trade away a few relievers for some prospects, and try and get something for EE. Maybe AA can add a utility player who doesn't suck as well, I don't expect a huge move but there will be medium sized moves that will probably turn out for the best in the team. I highly, HIGHLY doubt that Jose Reyes, Prince Fielder or even Jimmy Rollins (a lot of people forget he is a FA) are coming to Toronto. Should make for a good trade deadline regardless though, hopefully he starts making moves sooner then later.


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    Of all the big blockbuster names, I want Prince Fielder and Prince Fielder only. He fits perfectly into our game and in my opinion makes more sense than anyone else.

    For the bullpen I want Heath Bell. I also wanted K-Rod but he's gone.

    + We need starters. We have no starters.

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    "There are definitely some short term players Im looking to acquire who are prespective FA"
    ^like the sound of that

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    on acquiring a short term player...were looking to hit a homerun "no pun intended" because it would give him a chance to get to know the city and negotiate a long term contract...Are we talking the prince here :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by es0terik View Post
    Of all the big blockbuster names, I want Prince Fielder and Prince Fielder only. He fits perfectly into our game and in my opinion makes more sense than anyone else.

    For the bullpen I want Heath Bell. I also wanted K-Rod but he's gone.

    + We need starters. We have no starters.
    If you're talking about trading for Prince, I dont see that happening. The Brewers are going for it this year. So unless Greinke and Braun suffer significant injuries before the TD, I expect them to hang on to him, see what happens, and then collect the picks.

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    Well lets play detective, who are some players whos contracts are expiring from other teams??
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    i'm too lazy to go through this list and figure out realistic options

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    Offensively, I would like to see Brandon Phillips at 2B and maybe Sizemore at CF

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