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    Toronto Blue Jays Rebuilding Thread

    Do you trade Donaldson in 2017? What kind of return to expect?
    What current players do you keep for rebuild?
    Who are the current farm players you develop the rebuild around?
    What pitching and positional prospects to acquire and draft for rebuild?

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    I do. They don't.

    I listen on anybody. There are no untouchables. Some they may have to pay through the nose though.

    You build around anyone who develops and shows themselves as potential pieces.

    Don't draft for need. Add talent wherever you can. We need talent everywhere.

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    If the team still suxxx by end of May the Donaldson bidding war starts. Needs to be at least 2 top 100 prospects coming to the Jays, preferably guys at Vlad's level.

    Everyone on the current squad would be available.

    The rebuild centres around Vlad's ETA and the next few years beyond

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    Well if the team is shit in 2017, then they'll probably be shit in 2018 as well. They have no prospects coming up, except maybe Tellez, and won't have two of their current five starters next year. If the team is out of it in June, then trade everyone. I don't know if Rogers will allow a rebuild though, that's my only fear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krylian View Post
    I do. They don't.

    I listen on anybody. There are no untouchables. Some they may have to pay through the nose though.

    You build around anyone who develops and shows themselves as potential pieces.

    Don't draft for need. Add talent wherever you can. We need talent everywhere.
    Agree with trading Donaldson this year rather than in 2018. As great as donaldson is I don't want to give him $200mill+ going forward.

    I might keep Stro, Sanchez and perhaps Osuna. Everyone else can GTFO

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    How much does Donaldson get in FA? He's a little older than most premier players when they hit the market. What if we told him we would make him the highest paid play in baseball next season by foregoing his final year of arbitration and gave him 34 mil (one more than Kershaw) a year for 5 years. That's 5 years 170 million and would pay him through his age 36 season. Is there any chance he'd say yes to that?

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    Trade Candidates:

    Pitchers:
    Estrada (UFA)
    Grilli (UFA)
    Happ ($13M in 18)
    Howell (UFA)
    Liriano (UFA)
    Osuna (ARB 1)
    Smith (UFA)

    Position Players:
    Barney (UFA)
    Bautista (2 Mutual Options)
    Donaldson (ARB 3)
    Pearce ($6.25M in 18)
    Salty (UFA)
    Smoak ($4M in 18)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    How much does Donaldson get in FA? He's a little older than most premier players when they hit the market. What if we told him we would make him the highest paid play in baseball next season by foregoing his final year of arbitration and gave him 34 mil (one more than Kershaw) a year for 5 years. That's 5 years 170 million and would pay him through his age 36 season. Is there any chance he'd say yes to that?
    I don't think you can prevent him for testing FA for anything less than 7 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonn View Post
    Trade Candidates:

    Pitchers:
    Estrada (UFA)
    Grilli (UFA)
    Happ ($13M in 18)
    Howell (UFA)
    Liriano (UFA)
    Osuna (ARB 1)
    Smith (UFA)

    Position Players:
    Barney (UFA)
    Bautista (2 Mutual Options)
    Donaldson (ARB 3)
    Pearce ($6.25M in 18)
    Salty (UFA)
    Smoak ($4M in 18)
    You can potentially make a killing out of Estrada, Happ, Liriano, Osuna, Bautista, Donaldson and Pearce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreekFatAss View Post
    You can potentially make a killing out of Estrada, Happ, Liriano, Osuna, Bautista, Donaldson and Pearce.
    Who else has no trade clauses other than Bautista?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Statman View Post
    Who else has no trade clauses other than Bautista?
    None, no 10-5 guys other than Jose and per club policy we dont give NTC.

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    Love this thread. It's going to look so stupid in a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Statman View Post
    Who else has no trade clauses other than Bautista?
    Tulo has one. Other than that, I think him and Bautista are it.

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    I honestly hope we can get a quick 2 year rebuild like the Braves. Maybe we can get a new stadium while we're at it too.
    Fuck Taylor Swift

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick_Pole View Post
    Love this thread. It's going to look so stupid in a month.
    Probably and hopefully, but whats the harm in looking at a now seemingly more realistic outcome if this continues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreekFatAss View Post
    Probably and hopefully, but whats the harm in looking at a now seemingly more realistic outcome if this continues?
    Oldest team in baseball and your veteran core and highest paid players on the team in Martin, Tulo and Bautista are in MAJOR decline. It is inevitable.

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