Sounds like Reyes and Buehrle are unhappy about the trade to Toronto. Apparently, they had "verbal" no-trade agreements with Loria. Right, take that man at this word. Buehrle also has a pit bull and they're banned in Ontario...
Where'd you hear that?
I saw that they'd broken the promise, but I haven't seen anything to indicate Reyes or Buehrle aren't happy.
Heck Reyes instantly changed his Instagram avatar to a Blue Jays logo, so I don't think he was too upset.
<-- Credit goes to The Nemesis.
I worded that poorly. I just meant that they were both really upset with Loria over the verbal agreements. That said, Buehrle is a staunch dog lover and he and his wife can't be very happy about the pit bull ban in Ontario. Pit bulls are banned in the municipality of Miami but it's okay to own one outside of the city.
At this point, the Cabrera signing is a good risk IMO. AA said that he would sit back and wait for the right player in LF, so it makes you wonder whether Melky's agent contacted AA after the big deal went down.
Either way, the guy is a contact player batting in the 2 hole, testing positive shouldn't be a massive detriment like it is for some power hitters. There will be a drop-off I'm sure, I just don't think he will fall off a cliff.
It will be nice to have 2 guys that can actually hit .300 in front of Jose this year, with speed as a bonus, should be ripe for Jose to put up the biggest numbers of his career if he is healthy and on his game.
Izturis and Bonafacio at 2nd seems likely, don't see them upgrading that spot at all.
I could see them trading JP, I don't think they will deal Gose at all. Rumours lots of teams like him, but I think the Jays want to hang on to him.
I see them adding an arm. Like an above poster mentioned, Marcum may make sense. He was interviewed after the season and he essentially said he could see himself being a Jay next year, so it would not shock me if they already made an offer to him and he is trying to make a decision.
Marcum on a 2 year deal seems to make too much sense IMO.
If they add an arm and perhaps some pen depth they will ready to roll. Can't expect much more in one offseason.
That was s crazy fight tonight between GSP and Condit. Just a real solid scrap. Took every ounce of Georges' fiber to win, even if it may not have seemed like it at points. Condit was a worthy interim title holder.p
I went shopping at Safeway today, and they ere having some wicked sales, so it was busy, like Christmas shopping busy. Some chick in her 20's was meandering down the aisles, yappin on her cell phone, when I started. After passing her in the store a few times, being slowed down by her still meandering and squawking on the phone, I was getting ticked . As I finally started leaving the store after an hour and a half, guess who was in the next aisle leaving? The same meandering, yappin, squawking chick, and guess what else. She was still talking on her phone...even as she left the store and got into her car.
I'm not an old, grumpy guy who doesn't give people their space and I don't get PO'd about people talking on the cell's, but today I thought that this was a bit much. Some people have absolutely no consideration for other's when they are doing this under certain circumstances.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Why the hell are the anchovies in the friggin CHEESE section?
Yeah it's Toronto and TSN, there's always hype. They would have hype if their AAA team was their starting line-up.
No kidding. I remember that quite well, I think they signed B.J. Ryan and acquired Troy Glaus. I think there was some other signing or trade as well, can't remember at the moment though. AJ Burnett was later I believe, but still when Gibbons was at the helm.
Reyes, JJ, Beurhle, Cabrera, etc. put those others to shame (knock on wood).
It was this year that the Jays went on their most recent spending spree and acquired:
Burnett: The Big FA Pitcher & part of the Marlins big two with Dontrelle Willis
Ryan: The Big FA closer, 36 Saves and a all star in 2005
Glaus: Hit 37 HR the previous season Needed to fill in for the Missing power after Delgado left.
Molina: Platoon with Zaun
Overbay: NL Doubles Champ
He had a team with 5 All Stars and only could muster an 87 win season (mind you that is the best season we have had since 1993). Plus in the process he got into a fight with Lilly in the hallway leading to the dugout and Hillenbrand within a month of each other. When you also consider his feud with Dave Bush in 2005 and then again with Frank Thomas in 2008.
With that being said I wanted a manager with experience and we do need a manager who can be a disciplinarian/motivator in order to get under preforming player to produce. And while Gibbons can do this I fear he is going to only cause more trouble for us in the locker room. The last thing we need is a player like Escobar/Bautista/Reyes to have "This is a Ship Sinking" moment like Hillenbrand.