Usually the best way to declare the winner of a trade is simply deciding which team acquired the best player.
It was the case in December of 1990 when the Blue Jays jerseys acquired Robbie Alomar, along with Joe Carter from the San Diego Padres jerseys for Tony Fernandez and Fred McGriff.
Oh yeah, in other news . the Jays jerseys added two much needed starters in right hander Josh Johnson and lefty Mark Buehrle.
It’s still early and there are physicals to go through, not to mention a few games to win. Yet make no mistake: This was a franchise altering deal.
The Jays jerseys parted ways with young talent in Henderson Alvarez, 22, cheap Adeiny Hechavarria jersey, 23, and blue chip prospects cheap Jake Marisnick jersey, 21, and cheap Justin Nicolino jersey, 20. Also among the seven Miami bound are cheap Yunel Escobar jersey, cheap Jeff Mathis jersey and minor leaguer cheap Anthony DeSclafani jersey. The Jays jerseys also acquired cheap Emilio Bonifacio jersey, catcher John Buck and $4 million. Happ, Johnson and Buerhle is better than it was Monday morning.
Reyes, who can hit lead off or in the No. 3 spot, is the key.
“He’s one of the top five shortstops in baseball,” said a National League general manager, “one of the most exciting, game changing players currently playing . with his speed, his bat and his glove. He’ll steal a base, hit a triple.
“He’ll be more exciting on turf. He’ll have a lot more doubles and triples at the Rogers Centre.”
Over the years, we’ve made fun of Rogers Communications for their ability to say they would step forward and spend when the time came, but the clocks on the Rogers campus were broken, so the time never came.
Rogers committed to add $42 million to their payroll give or take what Bonifacio earns in salary arbitration for next year.
The Jays jerseys added $160 million in total salaries as Reyes is on the second year of a six year, $106 million contract, while Buehrle is on Year 2 of a four year, $58 million deal. Johnson is in the final year of a four year, $39 million contract and Buck is in the final year of a three year, $18 million deal. Coming off the books is less than $9 million.
Before the Jays jerseys dig out plans from the 1993 parade route, remember the fuss everyone made (guilty, your honour) a year ago December when the Marlins jerseys landed free agents Heath Bell, Reyes and Buehrle and traded for manager Ozzie Guillen?
They were lead pipe, copper insulated locks to make the World Series.
All are gone, Bell to the Arizona Diamondbacks jerseys, after the Marlins jerseys won 69 games and finishing 29 back of the Atlanta Braves jerseys in the National League East.
Jays jerseys fans should also remember the Marlins jerseys of December 2011 and what happened . even while praising general manager Alex Anthopoulos and his staff, which worked long and hard to put the deal together, adding Buck and Bonifacio as the final two pieces of the puzzle on Tuesday.
The Jays jerseys came away with everything they wanted in talks with the Marlins jerseys except cheap Giancarlo Stanton jersey and the sculpture in left field.
“It wholesale mlb jerseys sure as heck helps us, makes our division easier,” said a scout for an NL East team. “Last year at the winter meetings we were in our room wondering about how we were going to beat the Marlins jerseys.
“I like Reyes a lot, but he was a bit of a loose cannon with the Mets jerseys.”
It’s a great deal for the Jays jerseys in that they finally spent money.
It’s a great deal that they added two experienced starters not named Mike Sirotka.
It’s a great deal that they landed Reyes.
It’s only a bad deal if the Jays jerseys have a side agreement where Guillen comes along to manage.
“The Marlins jerseys gave the Jays jerseys a gift,” said another scout, who then asked if Marlins jerseys owner Jeffrey Loria, former owner of the Montreal Expos, “was apologizing to ball fans in Canada?”