Originally Posted by 4horsemen
If that's the way it pans out then this whole exercise will be classified as a disaster for the Jays and their fans.....so yeah, I'm going to strongly disagree with you. The Rays just gave up 300 IP from last years pitching staff! Make no mistake about it, losing Shields and Davis does not set them up well to make a run at it this year. T-bay is still a very strong club with a bright future but on paper they don't stack up with the current Jays roster so what are you basing 94 wins on? You don't give up a pitcher of Shields calibre without replacing him and somehow gain 4 wins.
You should've paid closer attention to my disclaimer and taken my prediction less seriously. It will be interesting to revisit this thread to see if I'm out to lunch as you suggest or my non
educated guess works out better than I expect.