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Postby Subversive » Sat Jan 08, 2005 7:08 pm

They lost out on Clement, now they are out of the running for Estes. I realize neither of these are aces, but they would certainly fit into the Jays rotation. Has Toronto somehow acquired a reputation as an undesirable place to play, or is it just money?
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Postby Sticky Spice » Sat Jan 08, 2005 8:20 pm

I guess part of it is that Toronto's likely not a contender, but also isn't part of it how they get taxed playing in Canada? Maybe you can answer that.
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Sat Jan 08, 2005 8:36 pm

Who the heck wants to live in Toronto part of the year? ;-)
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Postby nikku88 » Sun Jan 09, 2005 4:23 am

Sometimes to get a player, you have to overpay them more than any other team and it doesn't really seem like the Jays will do that yet. I don't really blame them though.
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Postby The Jury » Sun Jan 09, 2005 11:37 am

When your team's GM is trying to become Billy Beane, you don't overpay for players.

Less money + non-contender = no thanks Toronto :(
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Re: Why can't the Jays sign any pitchers?

Postby CubsFan7724 » Sun Jan 09, 2005 11:40 am

Subversive wrote:They lost out on Clement, now they are out of the running for Estes. I realize neither of these are aces, but they would certainly fit into the Jays rotation. Has Toronto somehow acquired a reputation as an undesirable place to play, or is it just money?
Is it really a bad thing if you are out of the running for Shawn Estes? Because he REALLY blows.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Sun Jan 09, 2005 12:01 pm

$$$$$. You get what you pay for unless you develop the player yourself. The fact that they are even looking at a stiff like Estes tells you what they are thinking.
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Sun Jan 09, 2005 12:12 pm

And also due to the fact that the market value of FA pitchers is way, way, way too high right now. Pavano, Clement, Wright, Milton, Benson, etc, etc, etc.
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Postby Music2004Man » Sun Jan 09, 2005 5:27 pm

It's probably better that your team didn't get Millwood, Benson, Wright, Lowe, Milton, or Estes. The price for free agent pitching is really high this year.
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