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11-17-2012, 08:41 PM
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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.
I heard the same thing when they got Burnett, Glaus, Ryan, Thomas, etc. I'll believe it when I see it. Rays and Yankees are miles ahead of everyone else as of now imo. Jays could battle Orioles for the extra wildcard spot.

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