Block Buster Deal for the Blue Jays!

While it is not yet official it looks like the Toronto Blue Jays have given their fans some hope for the up coming year.  With the acquisition of Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, John Buck, and Emilio Bonifacio for mostly a collection of good to great prospects represents a change in the Jays recent philosophy of stock pilling young talent.

After the hope of last year ended with multiple injuries ravaging the team this deal offers renewed hope.  The addition of high end talent with playoff experience moves the expectation for the club through the roof.  Personally I am just looking forward to seeing the Jays competitive again and acquire star power like when I was growing up in the early 90’s.

Will the Jays come to regret this trade, maybe.  They gave up a lot of emerging talent in Adeiny Hechavarria, Henderson Alverez, Justin Nicolino, Jake Marisnick and Anthony DeSclafani along with a great defensive catch and team leader in Jeff Mathis.  If the key guys in the deal don’t want to play in Toronto this deal could resemble the Mark Teixeria trade to Atlanta in 2007.  In that trade the prospects turned out to be key players in the recent Texas Rangers success and Teixeria left after one and a half years to join the Angels.

Still, I am optimistic and looking forward to seeing the team compete for a division title or a wild card birth.  It would be great to see my two favorite teams meet in the world series: St. Louis Cardinals vs. The Toronto Blue Jays!


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