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Re: R.A. Dickey may be close to being a Blue Jay
said by Clipper:+1, am I saddened to lose TDA and Syndergaard? Of course I am, but did we cry in outrage when amazing second baseman Jeff Kent was traded for just 5 weeks of David Cone back in 1992? ....I don't think you could hear anything over the parade noise, and I'd still do that trade today because it put the Jays 'over the hump', They had tasted the playoffs then and needed to taste a world series...
I take a known star commodity over a possible star commodity every day.
Losing D'arnaud and Syndergaard hurts, but really, Syndergaard is 3 years away, minimum, ANYTHING could happen between now and then. D'arnaud is one of the top prospects in the MLB, but prospects are currency. Sometimes they work out, sometimes they don't. As someone said, look at Snider. Look at Lind.
I'm wary of this trade, but I thought the Jays were an AL east contender before this trade. Now? Their starting rotation is unreal. They have 4 pitchers who could be aces on most teams in the league, and Romero, who was the ace on this team in 2011. Having a knuckler in the rotation can make your other pitchers that much better. This is a scary lineup to face now.
They've been building a farm system for years, and it's finally paying off. This is why you have a system full of top level prospects. When you see a chance, you go all in on it.
Now you have your "Ace" Romero as your potential #5 guy?...man I'm sure most teams would like to have that, and I'm sure Romero likes it as the pressure is off, he seems to perform better when the spotlight isn't on him, and with Dickey and Buerhle and Johnson and Morrow ahead of him....that's got to speak wonders...who knows, maybe Happ out muscles Romero for the 5 spot? Spring Training just 2 months away!
I just think people have to relax and chill for a bit on this one, did we overpay? Probably, but I'll take it with a chance to strike now vs "hoping for next year...."