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Blue Jays 2017 - Life After Edwing

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Bernnie Federko, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Pitching Staff still sick AF

    Let's Go Blue Jays



    ...

    Encarnacion signs in Cleveland, 60 million, 3 years plus a 4th year club option
     
  2. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member

    amazing he took less guaranteed, his agent is an idiot
     
  3. Hal-9000

    Hal-9000 TRIBE Member

    A fuck-up all around.
     
  4. Variant

    Variant TRIBE Member

    I have no issue with EE going. Watching him over the past few years that he's been good he had some amazing months and memorable hot streaks but face it, when he wasn't streaking he was cold. He's a typical power bat (in his prime) which embodies the "all power" strategy the Jays have always tried to employ. Those lineups almost never win the WS as the Jays have shown for the past couple of years. Trading some of the power for higher average and a more balanced (L v R) lineup is a smart move. They did better than that tho. They got power back with Morales and a higher average and being a switch hitter and slightly younger and considerably cheaper I'd take that replacement any day. That move also meant they could get Pearce who also plays FB and also is a better contact hitter than EE and hit over .300 against lefties last year. I think the Jays dealt with a couple team needs while saving money for other signings. I know EE was a fan favourite but i'd rather go into the playoffs with Morales, Pearce and whoever else they pickup for the same money they'd spend on EE.
     
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  5. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

    Management didn't want him back. They jumped on Morales too early. I do believe Morales will have a big year, but he ain't got no parrot with him. Also, Steve Pierce and Smoak at first? No thanks.
     
  6. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

    Guess what, all players go through that during the season. You notice what more with Jays players because that's the team that you follow primarily.
    I do agree they need to change their team approach and I think that can be done by not bringing Bautista back. I thought there was good risk/reward with EE's power and he's more willing than Bautista to not jack the ball every time..
     
  7. basketballjones

    basketballjones TRIBE Member

    check how much tax he will be paying in cleveland vs toronto
     
  8. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member

    the difference is about 1.2 mil per season extra playing in CLE
     
  9. basketballjones

    basketballjones TRIBE Member

  10. Hal-9000

    Hal-9000 TRIBE Member

    As is, this team aint making the playoffs.
     
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  11. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member


    Kyfe is right, it's about $1.2mil/yr but that's based on $20mil taxable income. In reality it'd be a lot less than that because there would be a lot of deductions.
     
  12. Variant

    Variant TRIBE Member

    As is doesn't really matter. The team will make more moves before the season begins so there's no point in assessing the team right now. They still need to acquire half the bullpen, a backup catcher, some outfielders and perhaps more. For me the important thing is how close are they to getting back into the playoffs. I think they're still very close. With their pitching staff, their infield d and their willingness to alter their identity from a power bat club to a more balanced lineup I might feel even more positive about next year than this past one.
     
  13. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

    Uh welcome back JoeyBats, I thought we broke up?
     
  14. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    What are the terms? Club or Player options?
     
  15. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

    Well, it's not confirmed but rumours are it's a one year plus a second year mutual option for $36-40mil.
     
  16. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

  17. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Atkins & Shapiro are gonna have to figure out how to get left side hitters
     
  18. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

  19. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Got the MLB.TV bill on the visa this (last?) week... Almost time for the boys of summer...
     
  20. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

  21. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

    Josh was at the Leafs game last night, and i gotta say, that woman sitting with him sure is perty.
     
  22. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Fucking Orioles
     
  23. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

    Bautista is crap.
     
  24. basketballjones

    basketballjones TRIBE Member

    wow, amazing start jays
     
  25. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

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