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Off-Season Madness the 9th: Tom Cheek Memorial Edition
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12-07-2012, 12:47 PM
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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.
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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