A_K wrote:Two years, $16 million. Great deal for the Jays. Talk about buying low.
http://espndeportes.espn.go.com/news/st ... type=story
Pretty filthy roster they've put together at this point. This is how I currently see their everyday lineup. Probably the best in the AL East.
SS Jose Reyes
LF Melky Cabrera
RF Jose Bautista
DH Edwin Encarnacion
3B Brett Lawrie
CF Colby Rasmus
C John Buck
1B Adam Lind
2B Emilio Bonifacio
A_K wrote:Wow. I don't agree at all. He's young and they got him on the cheap. I'd flip if we could have inked Melky to a two year deal for just $8 million per. I don't think he has a single question mark. He's just a young, productive player who comes at a discount for illogical reasons.
OriolesRedskins28 wrote:I wouldn't go crown the Blue Jays AL East champions just yet. They still have a ton of question marks.
Will Romero return to form or will he pitch like he did last year?
Will Lawrie find consistency?
Can they find someone to play first base (because Lind is TERRIBLE)?
How will Buehrle fair in the AL East?
Will Reyes stay healthy?
Will Rasmus finally live up to his potential?
Is Encarnacion for real or will he revert to his 1.5 WAR form from the previous 2 seasons?
And of course many more. The Blue Jays just got a lot better but to say they're the team to beat in the AL East and that the O's need to make a move to counter their big acquisitions is far too reactionary.
I would have added: will Josh Johnson stay healthy?