sharmaraps wrote: The_Hater wrote:
sharmaraps wrote:Shatkins want to start a new era of blue jays baseball. I think they have 0 interest in trying to win a world series with a roster that has been mostly constructed by the AA era. They aren't dumb enough to trade our pitching away because they know how tough getting good pitching can be but offensively they already have EE and Joey out the door. I guess as Jays fans we will have to wait a couple years to see the playoffs again.
What in the world are your talking about?
What I'm saying is that Shapiro and Atkins (Shatkins) want to build these Jays with their own players. They don't want anything to do with players that AA brought in.
Do you even know what you are talking about?2016 Jays
Barney, Goins, Thole, Zeke, Navarro, Upton
Osuna, Cecil, Chavez, Biagini, Grilli, Floyd, Storen, Morales, Feldman, Benoit
Bold are the different players from AA's 2015 team. The starting lineup is the same. The rotation is the same, he brought back Estrada and signed Happ who was on the 2014 team who was a guy AA was looking to bring back during the 2015 trade deadline if they missed out on Price. Shapiro and Atkins also brought back guys like Navarro and Chavez also former Jays who AA brought in.
So to start the 2016 Shapiro and Atkins only had 4 new players on the 25 man roster that AA didnt bring in previously and that was all in the pen Biagini, Floyd, Storen and Morales. And during the season they added Liriano, Grilli, Benoit, Feldman Upton and former Jay Navarro.
AA must have done something right if a new FO ONLY MADE 6 CHANGES. Let me say that again 6 CHANGES TO THE 25 MAN ROSTER and 2 of them were former Jays in Happ and Chavez. Even the 2016 WS Series KC Royals had more changes; as they had 7.
Looks like they wanted to keep the group together. And so far the Jays have only lost Dickey, Cecil and Thole from "AA's guys" and no one is really cares about 2 of those players. Just spewing your hate about Shapiro and Atkins as they have extended offers to EE, Cecil and Bautista to keep them - you dont make contract offers to guys you want to move off of.