Re: Blue Jays Acquiring J.Johnson and M.Buerhle
Originally Posted by PuffyPig
Buerhle and Reyes, due to their production and contracts, have negative trade value.
I wouldn't take them off waivers for free.
Johnson is the cost of dumping those contracts.
I mean the back end of the numbers on Buehrle's contract aren't pretty, but the guy has been a model of consistency for years now even when the predictions persist that he's going to fall off a cliff. I think he's a fine addition to a decimated Toronto rotation and in a market where Anibal Sanchez may get $100 million, not cripplingly expensive.
Reyes' contract is worse, but it seems as though there were more than a few interested suitors at the trade deadline.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."