Re: Toronto at it again
posted at 11/17/2012 7:35 AM EST
In response to southpaw777's comment:
Toronto is in "win now" mode. They gave up a group of young talented kids, sacrificing part of their future to try and take advantage of the situation in Boston, the NYY aging roster, the O's unbelievable luck last year, and the lack of offense in Tampa. Also to gain more support from a dwindling fan base.
Its a smart and calculated move by the Jays, but if they dont win it all it will set them back a few years.
The Sox did this and it blew up in their face. Only difference is they were given a "get out of jail" card by the LAD. Toronto might not be so lucky.
I agree with you southpaw777. :)
Toronto led the majors in attendence in 1991, 1992 and 1993. Now, less than half show up. But these moves now have the organization and its fans excited.
Toronto's line-up and pitching staff for 2013 (taken from ESPN).
SS Jose Reyes
3B Brett Lawrie
LF Melky Cabrera
RF Jose Bautista
DH Edwin Encarnacion
1B Adam Lind
CF Colby Rasmus
C J.P. Arencibia
2B Maicer Izturis (another nice pick up by the Blue Jays)
SP Mark Buehrle
SP Josh Johnson
SP Brandon Morrow
SP Ricky Romero
SP J.A. Happ
CL Casey Janssen/Sergio Santos
If healthy, this team is going to win a lot of games and earn at least a wild card berth in 2013.