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OT: The Toronto Blue Jays

GEEMAN

Well-known member
man, what an absolutely ridiculous compensation system. players get absolutely screwed. such silliness. owners are like a fucking cartel.
Blame the union leaders for poor negotiation

Takes too long for players to get paid especially those who hit the majors later in their career
 

manny

Well-known member
Bo was a 6 WAR SS at age 23. People want him gone. I don’t get it.

Who cares if he ends up overpaid? They’re paying 55 million this year for Bassit, Ryu and Kikuchu. And so what? When a good player costs nothing but money, pay them. Especially now that the Jays are a luxury tax team.
 

GEEMAN

Well-known member
Bo was a 6 WAR SS at age 23. People want him gone. I don’t get it.

Who cares if he ends up overpaid? They’re paying 55 million this year for Bassit, Ryu and Kikuchu. And so what? When a good player costs nothing but money, pay them. Especially now that the Jays are a luxury tax team.
Jays are not going 10-12 years IMO
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
Worst case scenario, he's a slightly less valuable 2B if his glove doesn't stick at shorty.

Any middle infielder that rakes is worth the money.
 

MyNameIsJonas

Well-known member
Worst case scenario, he's a slightly less valuable 2B if his glove doesn't stick at shorty.

Any middle infielder that rakes is worth the money.
I worry more about his offensive skillset aging poorly than the MI D

Dude has no patience and a lot of chase what happens when the bat speed fades?
 

Bleedsblue&white

Well-known member
That's a long way away, he'll have bat speed for a long time... I don't like the Prima donna attitude in regards to SS.
He hadn't earned anything yet, not sure if that part of his personality will be important,
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
Boras said Jays were after Bogaerts, a year after they were after Seager.

They're always going to be "after" those guys but unless the sweet spot of shared risk is arrived at, they'll never get those in prime stars. They would rather spend the same money with less years attached to it on 30+ guys they hope age gracefully for 3-4 years instead of signing a 28 yr old to a 8 year deal.
 
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