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    Quote Originally Posted by L54 View Post
    Glory's point is right. Dexter Fowler won't come to Toronto to play a corner spot unless they're the highest bidder. Are there really people who don't think that's true?
    I said that like a week ago but ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonn View Post
    I said that like a week ago but ok
    Congrats John your super smart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonn View Post
    I said that like a week ago but ok
    Lol do you think we keep track of your posts?

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    I cant wait for the offseason to start. Holy crap, this stretch is awful, but I never realized how awful.

    I wonder if someone in Rogers had a discussion with Shapiro along the lines of we need to keep the TV ratings coming. I mean 1 million a night numbers for 162 nights plus playoffs. Regardless of the FMV of rights, no one is going to want to go back to 300-400K days. Pressure is coming,

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    If extra salary is gonna be available, do you guys think it would be worth taking on some potentially bad money like James Shields and David Robertson if it meant getting Adam Eaton for a lesser package. Melky could be another guy they would would want to unload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggyy108 View Post
    If extra salary is gonna be available, do you guys think it would be worth taking on some potentially bad money like James Shields and David Robertson if it meant getting Adam Eaton for a lesser package. Melky could be another guy they would would want to unload.
    I suspect they'd probably eat some of Robertson's salary rather than lessen a return (which wouldn't make sense for where they are).

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    Anyone remember when Curtis Granderson pushed Brett Gardner to LF?

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    It would be nice to get some sort of sense of what Rogers is willing to spend on payroll. The discussion around what the club should do will change in many people's eyes if projected payroll is around 140, 150, 160 or 170. I hope the Blue Jays raise payroll parameters, but I'm not convinced they will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saskjayfan View Post
    It would be nice to get some sort of sense of what Rogers is willing to spend on payroll. The discussion around what the club should do will change in many people's eyes if projected payroll is around 140, 150, 160 or 170. I hope the Blue Jays raise payroll parameters, but I'm not convinced they will.
    It seems pretty likely that they will. They're gonna really want to capitalize on the renewed fan interest. I would expect probably 160M, but it would be nice if that was a little flexible for the right fits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    It seems pretty likely that they will. They're gonna really want to capitalize on the renewed fan interest. I would expect probably 160M, but it would be nice if that was a little flexible for the right fits.
    I'm not certain that Shapiro and Atkins would even spend 160 if they had it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L54 View Post
    Congrats John your super smart
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    Quote Originally Posted by saskjayfan View Post
    It would be nice to get some sort of sense of what Rogers is willing to spend on payroll. The discussion around what the club should do will change in many people's eyes if projected payroll is around 140, 150, 160 or 170. I hope the Blue Jays raise payroll parameters, but I'm not convinced they will.
    Well he said not top 5 but he said they should be in the next 5 (6-10). Based on 2016 that would put them between 147 million and 167 million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saskjayfan View Post
    It would be nice to get some sort of sense of what Rogers is willing to spend on payroll. The discussion around what the club should do will change in many people's eyes if projected payroll is around 140, 150, 160 or 170. I hope the Blue Jays raise payroll parameters, but I'm not convinced they will.
    Atkins saying the club hasn't received the payroll number yet scares me. You would think they should now by now given FA is getting close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant77 View Post
    I'm not certain that Shapiro and Atkins would even spend 160 if they had it.
    They could, based on internal risk tolerant extensions. I'm thinking extensions to the likes of JD, Stroman, Sanchez, and Osuna; combined with RFA signings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saskjayfan View Post
    It would be nice to get some sort of sense of what Rogers is willing to spend on payroll. The discussion around what the club should do will change in many people's eyes if projected payroll is around 140, 150, 160 or 170. I hope the Blue Jays raise payroll parameters, but I'm not convinced they will.
    I think they will. The budget will be requested by Shapiro after he picks the best off season plan proposed to him by Atkins and staff. Atkins has stated they expect a higher payroll so I'm sure the proposals will all reflect that and I really believe Rogers will be pretty amenable to whatever they ask for. I have a feeling Shapiro can be pretty impressive in a boardroom and I'm sure their ask will be properly backed up by the numbers. I'm damn glad we have this FO in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THANOS View Post
    They could, based on internal risk tolerant extensions. I'm thinking extensions to the likes of JD, Stroman, Sanchez, and Osuna; combined with RFA signings.
    I'm not against any of those extensions, but they would have a minimal impact on the 2017 payroll.

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