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Postby Guzman24 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:50 pm

http://www.thestar.com/sports/baseball/ ... f-the-game

Now that would be one potent lineup :-D
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Re: Jays the front runners for Prince Fielder

Postby Tavish » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:16 pm

Not to say the Jays aren't interested, but I haven't been able to find a single source that says the Jays are the front runners other than some rumor blogs that are making guesses.
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Re: Jays the front runners for Prince Fielder

Postby mweir145 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:09 pm

Tavish wrote:Not to say the Jays aren't interested, but I haven't been able to find a single source that says the Jays are the front runners other than some rumor blogs that are making guesses.

Hater ruining our fun.
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Re: Jays the front runners for Prince Fielder

Postby ensanimal » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:13 pm

Tavish wrote:Not to say the Jays aren't interested, but I haven't been able to find a single source that says the Jays are the front runners other than some rumor blogs that are making guesses.



It was posted on the scrolling news on SportsNet. It was on TV so it has to be true.
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Re: Jays the front runners for Prince Fielder

Postby SpecialFNK » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:19 pm

lets for a second assume the Jays do get him.
what are the other positions?
1B- [FIELDER]
2B- ?
3B- Lawrie
SS- Escobar
RF- Batista
CF- Rasmus
LF- ? Thames? Davis? Snider?
DH- ? Lind? Encarnacion?
CA- Arencibia

assume that Lind should/would be an every day player at DH.
who plays LF?
what are the talks/rumours for 2B? is there any chance that Lawrie can move back to 2B with Batista coming into 3B again allowing someone like Snider in RF? what is the future for Snider? personally I think they should trade him.
what about Encarnacion? can he move back to 3B is Lawrie goes back to 2B?


I don't pay much attention to who is "leading" to get any free agent. these things can change back and forth day to day. there is still so much time left. there could be multiple other teams get involved and/or offer more at a later time.
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Re: Jays the front runners for Prince Fielder

Postby mweir145 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:21 pm

If the Jays actually signed Fielder (though I'm not seeing the cheap Rogers spend that much), you can be sure that they'd also sign Kelly Johnson too. It would be a sign they'd be all-in on 2012.

Lawrie's not getting moved, unless they're left with Mike McCoy at 2B or something. He was too exceptional defensively for them to really consider that.

Lind can't hit lefties, so he's no full-time player. I'd assume he'd be dealt or platooned if they got another 1B.
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Re: Jays the front runners for Prince Fielder

Postby ensanimal » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:32 pm

mweir145 wrote: It would be a sign they'd be all-in on 2012.



I think the Jays getting Luis Valbuena to potentially man 2B was the sign they are all in.
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Re: Jays the front runners for Prince Fielder

Postby mweir145 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:01 am

ensanimal wrote:
mweir145 wrote: It would be a sign they'd be all-in on 2012.



I think the Jays getting Luis Valbuena to potentially man 2B was the sign they are all in.

Valbuena! Valbuena! Valbuena!

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Re: Jays the front runners for Prince Fielder

Postby Tavish » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:07 am

mweir145 wrote:
Tavish wrote:Not to say the Jays aren't interested, but I haven't been able to find a single source that says the Jays are the front runners other than some rumor blogs that are making guesses.

Hater ruining our fun.

I thought AA pretty much despised contracts longer than 5 years (which it will undoubtedly take to sign Fielder) or committing A-Rod type money to a single player. It just doesn't seem like the type of move he would make unless they were that one big player away from competing.
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Re: Jays the front runners for Prince Fielder

Postby mweir145 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:11 am

Tavish wrote:
mweir145 wrote:
Tavish wrote:Not to say the Jays aren't interested, but I haven't been able to find a single source that says the Jays are the front runners other than some rumor blogs that are making guesses.

Hater ruining our fun.

I thought AA pretty much despised contracts longer than 5 years (which it will undoubtedly take to sign Fielder) or committing A-Rod type money to a single player. It just doesn't seem like the type of move he would make unless they were that one big player away from competing.

And Rogers despises spending money at all. Still, you should be embracing the possibility that a good hitter could go to an AL East team that isn't the Yankees or Red Sox...even if it's incredibly unlikely.
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