Originally Posted by PuffyPig
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.
They only have Reyes until he is 34/35. You aren't really going to be able to lock up a star to more ideal age years.
I'd consider him as about as good a free agent get (dollars, age, and production) as you are going to get.
After seeing the contracts the Dodgers took on (and gave away prospects), the Jays got better players for a similar price.