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Off-season Madness the 3rd: Jeffrey Loria taketh and Jeffrey Loria giveth away
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11-14-2012, 04:46 PM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario
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Link? From his interview on the fan he seemed open to an extension with the Jays.
Yeah I think its just posturing and speculation. The guy is advocating for his client.
He wants to make sure the MLB world knows that JJ is one of the best pitchers in the league blah blah.
His ultimate goal is to get JJ the most guaranteed money possible. Sure he'd love it if the Jays came to him and put 15 mill per year for 5 years on the table before he's even thrown a pitch.
If the JJ has a good time, the team is winning, and the Jays want to extend him mid-year... no reason to believe he won't be open to it. He has witnessed first hand from Buehrle and Reyes what happens when you follow the money and don't consider the quality of the org etc.
As has always been said, the Jays run a good ship, by all accounts they've treated their own players very well. Lind, Hill and now Jose and EE are good examples of that. Getting these guys in the door is the key... not only is this trade and the next few seasons important for winning, but also for improving the Jays profile among FA's etc.
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