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Off-season Madness the 4th: and here we wait in trade-completion limbo
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11-16-2012, 07:52 PM
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The only reason Josh Johnson may not want to play in Toronto is because it's cold and because of the taxes. He's going to enjoy playing for a winner though!
Taxes are a bit if a bummer, but no worse than a number of other big markets. I'm sure he has a good accountant to take care do it. He'll also have better sponsorship/promotion opportunities here on a winning team than in a disinterested Miami market.
But this weather nonsense has to stop. Toronto is warmer, and farther south, than either of Minnesota or Milwaukee. (Farther south than Seattle, too). And last I checked, baseball is played in the summer and fall, when Toronto is mostly warm and pleasant. The climate here is very similar to Chicago - slightly more moderate, in fact, typically avoiding Chicago's nasty hot summers and cold winters. Besides, very few players live here year 'round.
So he won't be surfing, but like you said, hopefully he'll be too busy winning baseball games in front of 40k+ fans to care. In short, he'll be just fine in Toronto.
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