Originally Posted by eyemissgilmour
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.
Well said. This is my train of thought as well. If you are going to go all in, you need to have the cards in your hands first. You dont push all your chips in while the dealer is still shuffling the deck.
Play some games, see where you stand against the others in this division and if you are contending, make a big deal in July. I'm sure there are plenty of teams out there who would love a shot at landing D'Arnaud and by July, the men will be separated from the boys.
Its not like the Jays arent considered a contender already. I have no issues making these big moves and trading away prime prospects if it means pushing them over the top, but we are assuming they need more. We all know what assume means.
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