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11-16-2012, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Blades of Glory View Post
As good as this deal looks for the Jays, I would think it is worth pointing out that it all depends on which version of Reyes and Johnson shows up. If it's the 2012 Reyes (2.8 WAR) and Johnson (3.2 WAR), it really isn't much of an upgrade over Yunel Escobar and whoever else the Jays would have had in the rotation. But if the 2011 Reyes and 2010 Johnson show up, the Jays might be the favorites in the AL East. OK, maybe not the favorites, but at least a good bet for a playoff spot.
Reyes is better than Escobar, thats a no brainer, and Johnson despite last years so called "bad year" was better than every Jay pitcher (minus Morrow because his numbers were skewed a little because of injuries).

Without a doubt, the Jays are way better than last year, especially with everyone returning healthy.

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