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12-07-2012, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by topched View Post
You guys are both right. Roy wanted to win before retiring. But the Jays at that point couldn't commit to spending enough money to put a team around him that would contend.

He would have gladly stayed if AA/Beeston/Rogers could have made him the same promise they did to Bautista... that they will make sure this team will contend during the rest of his time here.

So in a round about way... it came down to the money.
This.

He wanted to win here first and foremost. But we weren't in a winning mode then. A few years changed a lot.

I'd love him to retire here.

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