It's hard not to be excited about the Jays. They have legit one of the best teams in the entire MLB now. No team has holes and really the only one the Jays have is DH, which considering the firepower/pitching they have now you could probably stick McCoy there and not suffer too bad.
The first crew makes wayyyyy less, but damn, it would be nice to have Adrian Gonalez. Obviously the first group makes more sense as a Jays fan, since we need pitching.
Wow are you kidding?
Crawford came off a career low year.
Beckett also came off a career low year, and is on the downside of his career.
Gonzalez is equivalent to Reyes for me in terms of skill and impact at their position.
No question about it... especially when you factor in salary commitments.
Best of luck to Jose Reyes. I sure hope his legs hold up on your turf.
Dudes gonna hit 25 triples a year @ Skydome though
Also I am AMAZED that Travis D'Arnaud wasn't in this deal.
we're hoping the jays get away from turf. It's been discussed as a possibility for this coming year but that was over a year ago and hasn't really been mentioned since. I'd love to get away from the turf to protect our players.
As for d'Arnaud. Many of us are also very surprised by this. I think because of the dollars we took on we were able to keep him and our best pitching prospects.