Some people will troll for the sake of it or act contrarian just for the attention. Martini is a perfect illustration of that.
The Jays don't give up any of D'Arnaud, Gose, Syndergaard, or Sanchez and he somehow finds fault with the deal. Hilariously transparent what his motivation is.
Anyways, this is a tremendous addition to the Jays, even if Cabrera takes a step back offensively this season. Moving from an extreme pitcher's park by the Bay Area in San Francisco to the more offence-friendly Rogers Centre should help to mitigate that possibility. He's a slightly plus defender in left field as well (career +19 at the position according to Rtot) and adds another element of speed to what should be one of baseball's quickest on the base-paths.
Bowden speculated via Twitter earlier that Cabrera would have received upwards of four years and $56 million on the free agent market prior to the PED situation, so to get him at $40 million and two years less than that projection is tremendous value, even with his likely offensive regression.
While it's a possibility, I doubt it. This shouldn't effect Rasmus or Gose. More likely Melk doesn't work out and splits after the 2 years and Gose takes over. Or Bautista wears down, moves to 1st and Gose moves to right.
I don't like offering a cheater that much cash, especially on a multi-year deal. I guess everyone deserves a 2nd chance after doing some stupid. I dunno, I'm taking a wait and see approach.
Melky put up good numbers in 2011 with KC and that was without steroids.
All the jays moves have been high risk, I wouldnt be calling them a juggernaught yet lol.
Does Reyes or Johnson stay healthy?
Whats Cabrera like without steroids?
Can all the young guys handle the added pressure that is sure to come now that theyre in win now, or the negative media attention Cabrera will likely attract.
Lots of question marks, and the guys they added werent nearly as proven as what the angels did last season and they still didnt cut it
People keep bringing this up as if this is a justifiable argument. Angels didn't play to there potential, that must mean any teams that sign/trade for top tier players are in the same boat ? Not to be rude, but who cares about the Angels and how they performed, the teams are two totally different personalities. Baltimore made the playoffs, but in no means does that mean they will do it again, especially over Jays or Angels.
The Jays had a metric ****ton of injuries to their starting pitching and if healthy they would have been the in the running for the 1st wild card. Now, I would say they are the favorite for the Division.