Re: Blue Jays
posted at 3/7/2013 10:58 PM EST
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
I suspect both EE and Bautista might be living enhanced lives through the beauty of science. It could be a good team, but you could certainly raise questions about anyone on the team.
- C-.710 with 108/18 K/W
- 1B-Still Lind with .729
- 2B-Bonifacio? With a .645 last year?
- SS-Reyes-Excellent, but not many complete seasons
- 3B-Lawrie-Good prospect, but still only .729
- CF-Rasmus with a .689 last year
- LF, RF, DH- 3 PEDs suspects
- RP-Janssen, Santos?
They assuming that Dickey, JJ, and Buehrle make a seamless transition to the ALE, that Morrow is not a flash in the pan, and that RR will come back. If the 5 starters do well, they'll win 90, but I can easily see two of the starting five faltering.
The Jays took a risk signing Bautista to an extension after one good year. It's worked out well for them, but what are the chances it works out twice with EE? Nobody saw that coming either.
Rasmus has been getting by on "he'll be good someday" for years now. Melky with clean urinie was nothing to write home about. Bautista can hit for power but he can't hit for average, even if he thinks he knows the strike zone better than any umpire in the league. I'm not sold on Lawrie yet.
I think Buerhle will be reliable, but he isn't hiding that he wasn't thrilled to be traded to Toronto - I can see him doing one year and wanting out. Johnson's already stated he's going for the money in the off-season so he could be an in season trade candidate. Morrow can't stay healthy, and Romero was horrific last year.
At first glance their line up looks impressive, but there's enough question marks to not be sold on them....
I was the only Red Sox kid in school during the Blue Jay glory years. Them winning the World Series is almost as bad as the Yankees winning for me.