JP's moves this season have been genius.
Lilly, Hentgen, Batista for less than $8 million.
Bolstering the bullpen with Lightenberg and Speier at reasonable rates.
And we lose? Escobar - too expensive and less consistent than Batista.
BobbyK - would have trouble getting ABs anyway. Now paves the way for Phelps everyday at DH and less juggling in the outfield.
Hendrikson - good riddance.
Batista will be a solid Number 3 starter for the next couple years so I'm not that upset that he's locked up in a backloaded deal. Hopefully more wins will translate into more fans at the dome, which will translate into some more dough from Rogers.
When I compare this year's rotation to last year's, I get more and more excited about the jays in 2004.
2003: Halladay, Lidle, Sturtze, Hendrikson, Walker
2004: Halladay, Batista, Lilly, Hentgen, Towers