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01-31-2013, 09:36 PM
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Why is everyone so sure we are getting a sure thing at the draft? Its baseball! you will be lucky to find 3 all star players in the first 30 picks and the chances that its us is not all that high.
I think it's because of AA's history at the draft and maybe a little bit of false assumption that it's like hockey. We do have a pretty good chance at getting a special talent with that 9th pick though. I think AA will continue his trend of drafting high risk high reward prospects.

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travis hafner to the yankees soon - sportsnet

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Wow, Reyes has a ton of Jays photos on his page
http://instagram.com/lamelaza_7


If I have a blank replica jersey, will the Rogers Centre/Jays shop be able to customize it or is that only for authentics?

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No big deal there. Hafner hasn't been relevant in 5 years.

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http://instagram.com/lamelaza_7
Gotta love the enthusiasm.

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Why is everyone so sure we are getting a sure thing at the draft? Its baseball! you will be lucky to find 3 all star players in the first 30 picks and the chances that its us is not all that high.
Well, besides the obvious "shiny new prospect" polish that comes with being a high pick, with the draft cap and the fact Rogers isn't cheaping out on the draft with AA, we're more likely to take an appropriate pick in that range than we were 4+ years ago or many other teams would take due to prospects being able to get higher bonuses than they should.

I'm not saying we're guaranteed a top 50 prospect with that pick, but chances are better that whoever we do take will make some kind of impact than someone who might have been picked in that same spot 5-10 years ago. At least IMO, not that I've done any research or anything lol.

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Well, besides the obvious "shiny new prospect" polish that comes with being a high pick, with the draft cap and the fact Rogers isn't cheaping out on the draft with AA, we're more likely to take an appropriate pick in that range than we were 4+ years ago or many other teams would take due to prospects being able to get higher bonuses than they should.

I'm not saying we're guaranteed a top 50 prospect with that pick, but chances are better that whoever we do take will make some kind of impact than someone who might have been picked in that same spot 5-10 years ago. At least IMO, not that I've done any research or anything lol.
Honestly at #8 (9?) we are unlikely to get any "sure thing" prospect so we should instead sign a cheap college senior who will sign drastically under-slot and used all the recouped money to lavish on the high upside highschool players post 1st round like the Astro's did last year. I would much rather have 1-1.5 million of extra money to sign 3-4 high upside players over-slot then 1 guy at #8 who has only a minuscule chance of being a good player as any of the other guys we could take. In the MLB draft quantity is a quality all of its own.

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saw the rumour yesterday. AA better be quick to respond to this move lol

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Gotta love the enthusiasm.
It was cool he posted that collage with all the dominicans on the team (Bautista, EE, Melky, Bonifacio and him self)

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saw the rumour yesterday. AA better be quick to respond to this move lol
Cabrera, Reyes, Dickey, Johnson, Bonifacio, Buerhle

that is all I have to say to that.

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saw the rumour yesterday. AA better be quick to respond to this move lol


Grady Sizemore?

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Gotta love the enthusiasm.
Agreed, looks pretty awesome.

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Good answer

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Red sox now signed Lyle Overbay. We'll be facing a lot of ex jays this year.

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Red sox now signed Lyle Overbay. We'll be facing a lot of ex jays this year.
Sounds like the amount of double plays that Reyes and Izturis\Bonifacio will have to turn just went up tenfold.

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Lyle Overbay really?

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Pretty sure i read it was a minor league deal

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Wow, Reyes has a ton of Jays photos on his page
http://instagram.com/lamelaza_7


If I have a blank replica jersey, will the Rogers Centre/Jays shop be able to customize it or is that only for authentics?
This, in particular, is awesome:



Love photoshopping.

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Love photoshopping.
we'll have a picture soon enough

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Honestly at #8 (9?) we are unlikely to get any "sure thing" prospect so we should instead sign a cheap college senior who will sign drastically under-slot and used all the recouped money to lavish on the high upside highschool players post 1st round like the Astro's did last year. I would much rather have 1-1.5 million of extra money to sign 3-4 high upside players over-slot then 1 guy at #8 who has only a minuscule chance of being a good player as any of the other guys we could take. In the MLB draft quantity is a quality all of its own.
The Jays have the 10th pick in the upcoming draft.

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Sounds like the amount of double plays that Reyes and Izturis\Bonifacio will have to turn just went up tenfold.
Double Play Overbay chants need to return.

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Pretty sure i read it was a minor league deal
your right. Minor league deal with an invite to camp. Likely filler for them.

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Lol. Hope he comes up with a guy on first

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from the wayback machine.

http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/ar...-are-the-jays/

found that by accident and it's a fun thing to look at. Goes to show how far the team has come in a year when you consider the questions being asked at that time vs how things turned out now.

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from the wayback machine.

http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/ar...-are-the-jays/

found that by accident and it's a fun thing to look at. Goes to show how far the team has come in a year when you consider the questions being asked at that time vs how things turned out now.
That really speaks to AA's willingness to make moves really even before this off season. It's just crazy how different our team looks now and even seeing the questions as to what they'd be doing with EE. Romero and Lawrie listed as 2 of the 3 building blocks for the team who are now pretty far down the depth chart especially Romero. The speculation about JP that all of us assumed would be the case as well. That is the first time I can remember anyone saying Alvarez has phenom stuff though.

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