Re: Henry Rodriguez
I should preface this by saying I don't speak for all Jays fans or have no insight into the orginizations mindset.
The closest thing we have to a middle of the order hitter who could be available would be Encarnacion, and I'm not sure you guys would want to go down that road again.
If you would want Lind, we would probably throw in a prospect as a kicker. Moises Sierra is a power hitting right fielder we have in AAA. Travis Snider also has some potential but has yet to meet it.
I'd say apart from the prime time prospects like D'Aranud or Marisnick, Sierra probably has the best chance among the B prospects of being something, and Snider is still only 23.
I'm not sure how inclined the Jays would be to trade him, but I would move Escobar for a package including Rodriguez. He's a good defensive shortstop, gets on base, and can be a leadoff hitter, plus he's signed for the next 4 years at 8m total, though he;s struggling this year.
As far as bullpen arms, we do have a need with Santos out, but we need elite bullpen arms. We have a lot of crap in there aside from Jannsen, Oliver, Frasor, and Perez. Hopefully we can fill within the organization with a guy like John Stilson, or maybe even the recently drafted Marcus Stroman.
Thanks for the insight guys. I was hoping for my team to acquire Jose Altuve last year before he became a household name, and somehow I get that same feeling about Rodriguez.
Last edited by JaysFanToronto; 06-14-2012 at 07:50 PM.