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Habsfan18 11-16-2012 01:10 PM

Blue Jays sign Melky Cabrera (2 years, 16 million)
 
http://sports.nationalpost.com/2012/...two-year-deal/

Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal
Confirmed: Melky to #BlueJays, two years, $16M. First reported by @Enrique_Rojas1 of ESPN.

sparxx87 11-16-2012 01:13 PM

Dream offseason for Jays fans.

SS-Reyes
LF-Cabrera
RF-Bautista
1B-Encarnacion
DH-Lind
3B-Lawrie
CF-Rasmus
C-Arencibia
2B-Izturis

Bonifacio
Davis
Buck
Cooper

kanuck87 11-16-2012 01:13 PM

Compared to the Hunter contract, this is a great bargain, even if Cabrera isnt nearly as good as last season suggests. Cabrera is heading into his prime as well

Does he displace Rasmus or will he play LF? He's probably much more valuable as a centerfielder.

Leafs at Knight 11-16-2012 01:13 PM

Dem Jays !

McOilbleeder 11-16-2012 01:15 PM

He will play LF i think and hit in the 2-hole.

AA is having a great offseason.

Gobias Industries 11-16-2012 01:15 PM

I'm FREAKING OUT!

kanuck87 11-16-2012 01:17 PM

Reyes
Cabrera
Encarnacion
Bautista
Lawrie
Lind
Arencibia
(Second base FA)
Gose/Rasmus

Great lineup.

Habs 4 Life 11-16-2012 01:20 PM

Awesome :yo:

Raekwon 11-16-2012 01:20 PM

Sick rotation, sick lineup, possibility of another starter it all adds up to playoffs

Clowe Me 11-16-2012 01:23 PM

I didn't expect Cabrera would get that much or 2 years, but it looks like a good deal for both.

kanuck87 11-16-2012 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nuge2hall (Post 55812171)
Sick rotation, sick lineup, possibility of another starter it all adds up to playoffs

Greinke.

Why the hell not?

I don't care about the Blue Jays, but you have to give them credit. Not only have they made big moves, they're also smart moves. Now they go all-in and get Greinke. If not, Dan Haren would be a smart pick-up.

Natey 11-16-2012 01:25 PM

LF - Melky Cabrera
CF - Colby Rasmus
RF - Jose Bautista
1B - Adam Lind
2B - Emilio Bonifacio
3B - Brett Lawrie
SS - Jose Reyes
C - J.P. Arencibia
DH - Edwin Encarnacion

C - John Buck
IF - Maicer Izturis
OF - Rajai Davis
1B - David Cooper

SP - Mark Buerhle
SP - Josh Johnson
SP - Ricky Romero
SP - Brandon Morrow
SP - J.A. Haap

RP - Aaron Loup
RP - Darren Oliver
RP - Sergio Santos
RP - Steve Delabar
RP - Luis Perez
RP - Esmil Rogers
CP - Casey Janssen

Natey 11-16-2012 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kanuck87 (Post 55812269)
Greinke.

Why the hell not?

I don't care about the Blue Jays, but you have to give them credit. Not only have they made big moves, they're also smart moves. Now they go all-in and get Greinke. If not, Dan Haren would be a smart pick-up.

J.A. Haap has a career ERA of just over 4.00 and pitched well in the handful of starts for the Jays.

I'm 100% fine with Haap.

In fact, I'm 100% happy with this lineup already!

Marc the Habs Fan 11-16-2012 01:27 PM

Interesting move.

Seems to signal that Rasmus is a goner once Gose is ready, whenever that is.

BigFatCat999 11-16-2012 01:32 PM

As a Red Sox fan: ****!

But as an objective observer: tithe line up is perfect as is. Your bats are balanced left/ right, same with the bullpen.

kanuck87 11-16-2012 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HawkeyeCB (Post 55812377)
J.A. Haap has a career ERA of just over 4.00 and pitched well in the handful of starts for the Jays.

I'm 100% fine with Haap.

In fact, I'm 100% happy with this lineup already!

If the Jays have more money to spend, why not? Going up against the Yankees, Orioles, and Rays, they'll need every extra win they can get.

Happ is probably better suited to long relief anyways

Paris in Flames 11-16-2012 01:35 PM

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OnJtmIOFb3...ther-money.gif

Welcome back Toronto.

Michael Gary Scott 11-16-2012 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marc the Habs Fan (Post 55812407)
Interesting move.

Seems to signal that Rasmus is a goner once Gose is ready, whenever that is.

Another year. Year and a half. Gose isnt quite as close as we thought. Needs alot of work with the bat

MapleLeafsFan4Ever 11-16-2012 01:38 PM

Wow another shocking move I didn't see them making, however I'm not disappointed and very happy with it.

Grado 11-16-2012 01:41 PM

Celebrate.

Skrudland 11-16-2012 01:43 PM

The TSN link seems to have been taken down now. Hmmmmm

Marc the Habs Fan 11-16-2012 01:49 PM

Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal
Confirmed: Melky to #BlueJays, two years, $16M. First reported by @Enrique_Rojas1 of ESPN.

The Mighty Duck Man 11-16-2012 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skrudland (Post 55812933)
The TSN link seems to have been taken down now. Hmmmmm

It wasn't really that official, ESPN Deportes has been shaky sometimes, and no one really had confirmed it. But, seeing as Ken Rosenthal, who I'm pretty sure has been a contributor on TSN before, confirmed it, it'll probably be back up shortly.

TootooTrain 11-16-2012 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marc the Habs Fan (Post 55812407)
Interesting move.

Seems to signal that Rasmus is a goner once Gose is ready, whenever that is.

While it's a possibility, I doubt it. This shouldn't effect Rasmus or Gose. More likely Melk doesn't work out and splits after the 2 years and Gose takes over. Or Bautista wears down, moves to 1st and Gose moves to right.

I don't like offering a cheater that much cash, especially on a multi-year deal. I guess everyone deserves a 2nd chance after doing some stupid. I dunno, I'm taking a wait and see approach.

Martini* 11-16-2012 02:06 PM

Relying on the unreliable isnt a good way to build a team in a division with the Yankees.


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