Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman
Reyes does not have negative trade value.
Even Buerhle is being paid market rates.
At some point you need to add value to the major league team, which can often be hard for a non-preferred baseball destination like Toronto. The Blue Jays are massively better today than they were yesterday, by a very large margin, and if they have the payroll capacity that this does not limit their ability to keep young talent, then i really like it for the Jays.
Oh I don't disagree that the Blue Jays are a better team today then yesterday.
But taking this much salary on can only be judged in a few years when it can be determined if the extra salaries have prevented the team from keeping cheaper and better talent.
I also thing both players are likely to regress pretty quickly.