Someone like Adam LaRoche makes a lot of sense for Jays. Fills the void at 1B (EE DH-ing) and is a lefty that you can plug between Bautista and EE if you wanted a R-L-R combination in the middle of the lineup. He's also good defensively.
people will rip the marlins but really they couldn't even get 70 wins last year with a huge pay roll... they gave up zero assets for Burhlhe and Reyes... just money. There only really giving up Johnson here... Its like when we gave up Rios a few years ago and the new york media ripped us for giving away one of our best players for free (he wasn't one of our best players) its not that we didn't want Rios its just the timing wasn't right. The timing wasn't right for the marlins so they got out of a bad situation... The timing for us is perfect. Playoffs are in grasp now we just gotta hope they can get it done.
1. Jose Reyes SS
2. Colby Rasmus CF (The hate for him here is silly and I feel like he will have a break out year with the jays next season, like 30 HR 90 RBI Breakout)
3. Jose Bautista RF
4. Edwin Encarnacion DH/1B
5. Adam Lind DH/1B (A little bit worse than 2009 form but passable
6. Brett Lawrie 3B (Starts hitting for power more)
7. Emilio Bonifacio 2B
8. Rajai Davis LF
9. JPA C
2. Dempster (We pick him up for less than the asking price but he disappoints and sucks)
4. Romero (Less pressure for him to perform this year will do better)
Your leadoff hitter produces runs for your team, Reyes has the contact and speed that neither Lawrie or Rasmus have at this point in their careers.
So will hitting 2nd make that all disappear? I am not saying Reyes should hit 7th or something. I am saying Lawrie should be #1 and Reyes #2, rather than Reyes and Rasmis/Boni. I like Lawrie up there. Rasmus doesn't belong there.