Originally Posted by shallowfrozenwater
finally, if you're looking you're going to be on the cusp of winning then you do all that you can to get there. a move like this is exactly what the doctor ordered. if you have a shot then you take the shot. i'm actually a little dumbfounded by Jays fans who are saying that you don't make this move, this move is exactly the sort of move that the Jays should be looking into.
The problem with that quote is that they are not on the cusp of anything. We have no idea if they are on the cusp of contending until they actually play some games.
I would be ok with a DArnaud for Dickey type trade in one scenario:
The Jays are in 1st place at the trade deadline next season.
Then you're on the cusp. Then you go all in.
Otherwise it's all guess work and hoping that your trades made you significantly better than last year. In that scenario I don't think you give up your best young assets.