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11-14-2012, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by DatsyukianDeke View Post
Of course not, however if it was the Yankees it would have been a gem....
I've never hesitated to criticize the Yankees when I don't think they're doing the right thing (it's a natural instinct when you also root for the Jets and Islanders.) In any case, as I said, I would've pulled the trigger on this deal with no hesitation if I were Toronto. So there's no need for that whiny attitude.

Originally Posted by Gobias Industries
What does overrated mean? He's not a superstar? He's better than Yunel Escobar, and does he shore up the lead-off position, of which the Jays seemingly never have.
Overrated means that Reyes is considered to be a superstar, when in reality his numbers have never backed that up. We're talking about a guy who has hit over .300 just twice in his 10 year career, who still makes mental errors that you'd expect from a rookie, who doesn't play good defense, and who's played 150 or more games in just half of his seasons.

To be fair to Reyes, when he's hot he's an absolutely electric player, and he's definitely an upgrade over Escobar. But he's not the franchise guy that the Mets and Marlins hoped he would be -- which is fine if you're willing to pay $96 million to a secondary piece. Let's see how Toronto manages their payroll over the next 2 seasons before rushing to judgement.

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