Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cue The Whining.

The MLB trade deadline has come and gone, and the Blue Jays didn't make any big movies.  So now we'll have to listen to whining from fans who think the Jays should have picked up Jon Lester, John Lackey. and David Price, along with half the prospects from the Rays and Red Sox, and should have done so for only a minor league pitching prospect and one of Gregg Zaun's suits.  It won't matter if the Jays' current five game winning streak turns into a twenty game winning streak, and everyone else in the AL East crashes and burns, we'll still hear the same whining.  And if a big trade had been made today that ultimately backfired we'd hear whining about how the Jays should never make big trades.

I suspect the Jays would have had to trade off someone damn good to have made a deal with anyone else.  Some folks had been suggesting other teams might be willing to trade for Marcus Stroman given how well he's been pitching.  Yeah, that would have been real bright, trading off a kid who may end up being a great pitcher, especially if it was an attempt to get Jon Lester.  There's been a lot of speculation that the Lester trade is actually a loan, and that the Red Sox will just resign Lester, who will be a free agent when the season ends.  A team has to think about the long term, not just trying to make one post season.

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