BronXBombers51 wrote:I highy doubt the Jays flat-out outbid the Yankees. Ryan didn't want to be a setup man. That's what it all comes down to. He wanted to close and that position was not available on the Yankees roster. Thus, he went somewhere else. I doubt the Yankees were even involved.
Maybe they weren't involved but even if they were, they likely still would have been outbid. Think of it this way...the Yankees aren't going to match that Jays offer, not when if they do, it gives BJ a contract equal or a bit less off of what Mariano is making (I think). There's no way in hell they would pay BJ more or the same to set up than what they're paying Mo to close. If they gave BJ the same or more, or even slightly less, to set up than what they're giving Mo then to me, that's a slap in the face to Mo and I would think they wouldn't even think about approaching that situation.
But it's all moot because the Jays went above and beyond to get a vital piece that they needed. Nice haul Jays