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12-07-2012, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by topched View Post
This. We should stop thinking anybody who costs more than say 2-3M is going to be added to the roster through FA.

Only way we take on additional salary is through trade, where we move say Buck/Lind/Arencibia and have $$ coming back.
Sounds about right. Prior to the Melky signing, Izturis had been AA's biggest FA signing. The trade route was necessary due to the lack of respect the Jays got the last 3-4 years. Now with Toronto looking like a good baseball destination, I could see AA opening the wallet a fraction of an inch, but not much more than that. I don't mind this approach one bit. Also avoids the whole, dishing out NTC situation. I hate how often they're dished out like candy. An FA signing with a new team should have to earn that NTC.

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