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11-16-2012, 02:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Martini View Post

They gave up three of ten best prospects by the opinion of BBA, who pretty much have prospecting on lockdown.

The more I look into this trade, the more it looks even with a slight edge to the Marlins after all the money they saved.
I think you need to lay off the martini's, Martini.

The Jays got an all star shortstop whose 2 years removed from a batting title for a decent defensive SS prospect, and an underperforming primma donna problem child SS without much range, and who makes countless bonehead mistakes.... TWO top end of the rotation starters for Alvarez, a 4-5 guy, and Nicolino who projects as a 3-4. A solid OF prospect who is still very raw, and another pitching prospect with limited upside for a switch hitting utility man with speed, something the team needed badly. On top of that, they swaped a catcher who can't hit at all, for a catcher who can hit a little bit and has a bit of pop.

The Jays win this trade by a landslide.

If Reyes is injury riddled and Johnson walks as a FA, then it becomes close... But if JJ performs, he'll get paid here.. Just like Bautista did, just like Halladay did. Although in the field the turf may be a concern for Reyes, at the plate it will likely benefit a guy with his speed for extra base hits.

No logical person sees this as anything other then a huge win for the Jays at this time. Sure, theres risks involved, just like every other trade.. But if all the players coming to Toronto perform around career average, its not even close...

You're either a hater, or just delusional.

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