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Thread: Jays Trade for Yangervis Solarte

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    Quote Originally Posted by P2F View Post
    Oh god no. Not at that money.
    Him filling it out nicely and being worth what he'll get are separate issues. I suspect the rumors we've heard are probably not accurate anyway, although he'll still probably get too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glory View Post
    I guess this means Pearce is starting in the outfield again. The bench looks set with Solarte, Diaz, Zeke, and backup catcher. Pearce obviously wonít start over Smoak or Morales. I guess they will add a RF and that will be it for the position players.
    I wish we could move Morales and just have Pearce DH and roll with Alford and Hernandez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saskjayfan View Post
    I wish we could move Morales and just have Pearce DH and roll with Alford and Hernandez.
    Iím hoping we get something like that, too. It would mean the older guys can rotate through DH once in a while, too, while Diaz and Solarte can get plenty of playing time. Iíd like to add someone like Cain to the outfield though. We havenít spent much this offseason, so itís doable. Cain, Pillar, Alford/Hernandez would be a pretty solid OF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saskjayfan View Post
    I wish we could move Morales and just have Pearce DH and roll with Alford and Hernandez.
    Who knows, if the Padres get Hosmer and the Royals want a DH/1B to kill time during their rebuilding, they might find Kendrys at 2/23 doable. They have to spend money on something. That’s a long shot though.

    The front office likes Pearce and with good reason but he loses a lot of value in LF. Maybe the Jays add someone like Dyson and stick him in RF. That would mitigate some of Pearce’s shit D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glory View Post
    Who knows, if the Padres get Hosmer and the Royals want a DH/1B to kill time during their rebuilding, they might find Kendrys at 2/23 doable. They have to spend money on something. That’s a long shot though.

    The front office likes Pearce and with good reason but he loses a lot of value in LF. Maybe the Jays add someone like Dyson and stick him in RF. That would mitigate some of Pearce’s shit D.
    Dump Morales for anything, move Pearce to DH and then basically anything in LF.

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    Even if we can't move Morales we should move him to the bench and start Pearce. Very similar bats but Pearce runs like Ricky Henderson compared to Morales. Morales' baserunning alone was worth about -1.0 WAR last year. Pearce also cannot field whatsoever.

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    Underrated result of this trade: it all but closes the door on a Goins return
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    Unfortunately, they really skimped out on the crickets on mine because they add a pretty flavourful crunch element on top of the coleslaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    I don't expect the team to be very god anyway. I think they're doing all they can do given the circumstances: support Tulo and Travis with legitimate MLB players who will be above replacement level if/when they are needed, and doing it without mortgaging the future.
    I expect there's a very good chance Diaz is better than Tulo and I hope they don't have him ride the bench because Tulo used to be really good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    Underrated result of this trade: it all but closes the door on a Goins return

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    Olivares really became an intriguing talent. I was looking forward to his progression. But Solarte will help us. Plays multiple positions, has a little pop, and has a team friendly contract. Infield depth looks good we still need to badly address the Outfield and add another starter though.

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    I'm trying not to read much into that article. But the fact that Shatkins said he is comfortable with the Outfielders we have to start the season kind of scares the shit out of me.

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    "I think definitely that need remains and that will be one of the holes we look to fill to complement our outfielders," Atkins said. "We also feel as though we have a very good group that could be potentially at triple-A. We feel like we could start the season with the outfielders that we have.

    "We will definitely look to see if there’s a way to upgrade or compliment our outfield."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonn View Post
    I'm trying not to read much into that article. But the fact that Shatkins said he is comfortable with the Outfielders we have to start the season kind of scares the shit out of me.

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    "We also feel as though we have a very good group that could be potentially at triple-A. We feel like we could start the season with the outfielders that we have.

    "We will definitely look to see if there’s a way to upgrade or compliment our outfield."
    "I think definitely that need remains and that will be one of the holes we look to fill to complement our outfielders,"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky99 View Post
    "I think definitely that need remains and that will be one of the holes we look to fill to complement our outfielders,"
    He said he wasn't trying to read much into the article ...

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    I wonder if we now see Travis tested in LF in spring training? If it worked itíd protect his dodgy knees a bit more than 2B.

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