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  • FanalystDrew

    Seriously, who saw that coming!

  • FrancisBooth

    Easily the craziest move I have seen in a long time.

  • makeitra1n

    And the best thing….Trevor Story still no position to play lol

  • realdeals

    Damn, that Tor LU already had some serious RH power.

  • csmaniac

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    Jays really got Donaldson/Tulo for Reyes/Lawrie and a bag of balls lol

  • depalma13

    @makeitra1n said...

    And the best thing….Trevor Story still no position to play lol

    Reyes will be traded before the deadline. My guess is to the Mets.

  • qnova34

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    Karma returning the favor for thor + d’arnaud for R.A. Dickey

  • Putz

    They key part of the trade is Hawkins!

  • donkshow

    TULO!!!!!

  • coqburn

    Taken from reddit (u/kars4kids):
    I can see it now…
    The year is 2029. Ever since their improbable World Series run in 2015, The Toronto Blue Jays have become a model of success in the league, winning the last 14 championships. Yet again, they have beaten their previous record by scoring 2536 runs in this season. The Jays innovative radical plan calls for complete ignorance of pitching with focus on hitting. The Jays general manager, Alex Anthopoulos, has become the most successful front office personnel because of his ingenious transactions which allowed the team to finally prosper after years of mediocracy.

    The most mind boggling occurred in 2016. Anthopoulos sent top pitching prospect Marcus Stroman to the Cubs for shortstop prospect Addison Russell and a batting tee. He then proceeded to systematically trade or release every pitcher on the Jays roster. He pleaded with R.A. Dickey and Mark Buerhle to retire and promised a significant severance package. He sent Drew Hutchinson to Cincinnati for twelve bats. He then packaged Marco Estrata and Brett Cecil to St. Louis for the rights to hitting coach Mark McGwire. Eventually, all the pitchers were gone.
    So you might be wondering who would they trot out to throw. Well, remember that batting tee from Chicago? Anthopoulos cited loopholes in MLB official rules and lobbied for the tee to be able to be utilized as the Blue Jays “pitcher”. After a long legal battle, commissioner Rob Manfred gave in. The Jays found their man.
    The tee from Chicago was not welcomed into the league with open arms. In 2017, it’s first season, it had the highest ERA of an qualified pitcher at 65.78. However, because of Toronto’s offense, the tee managed to win 103 games. Voters had no choice, they had to present the AL Cy Young award to the tee from Chicago. This trend continued well into the next decade, and soon enough, the tee became the most accomplished pitcher in baseball history.

    Soon enough, other teams realized what the Blue Jays were doing, and attempted to adopt similar strategies. Eventually, after all teams conceded to the new direction of baseball, the MLB became nothing more than a glorified Tee-Ball league. This being said, no team could ever manage to derive even a modicum of the success the team north of the border had.

  • JSteele

    @coqburn said...

    Taken from reddit (u/kars4kids):
    I can see it now…
    The year is 2029. Ever since their improbable World Series run in 2015, The Toronto Blue Jays have become a model of success in the league, winning the last 14 championships. Yet again, they have beaten their previous record by scoring 2536 runs in this season. The Jays innovative radical plan calls for complete ignorance of pitching with focus on hitting. The Jays general manager, Alex Anthopoulos, has become the most successful front office personnel because of his ingenious transactions which allowed the team to finally prosper after years of mediocracy.

    The most mind boggling occurred in 2016. Anthopoulos sent top pitching prospect Marcus Stroman to the Cubs for shortstop prospect Addison Russell and a batting tee. He then proceeded to systematically trade or release every pitcher on the Jays roster. He pleaded with R.A. Dickey and Mark Buerhle to retire and promised a significant severance package. He sent Drew Hutchinson to Cincinnati for twelve bats. He then packaged Marco Estrata and Brett Cecil to St. Louis for the rights to hitting coach Mark McGwire. Eventually, all the pitchers were gone.
    So you might be wondering who would they trot out to throw. Well, remember that batting tee from Chicago? Anthopoulos cited loopholes in MLB official rules and lobbied for the tee to be able to be utilized as the Blue Jays “pitcher”. After a long legal battle, commissioner Rob Manfred gave in. The Jays found their man.
    The tee from Chicago was not welcomed into the league with open arms. In 2017, it’s first season, it had the highest ERA of an qualified pitcher at 65.78. However, because of Toronto’s offense, the tee managed to win 103 games. Voters had no choice, they had to present the AL Cy Young award to the tee from Chicago. This trend continued well into the next decade, and soon enough, the tee became the most accomplished pitcher in baseball history.

    Soon enough, other teams realized what the Blue Jays were doing, and attempted to adopt similar strategies. Eventually, after all teams conceded to the new direction of baseball, the MLB became nothing more than a glorified Tee-Ball league. This being said, no team could ever manage to derive even a modicum of the success the team north of the border had.

    This is gold. I bet the Yankees signed their imported tee from Japan for $100 million over 2 years.

  • Olhausen

    Toronto needs pitching, not more power bats. Pitching wins championships period!

  • billsfan777

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    @coqburn said...

    Taken from reddit (u/kars4kids):
    I can see it now…
    The year is 2029. Ever since their improbable World Series run in 2015, The Toronto Blue Jays have become a model of success in the league, winning the last 14 championships. Yet again, they have beaten their previous record by scoring 2536 runs in this season. The Jays innovative radical plan calls for complete ignorance of pitching with focus on hitting. The Jays general manager, Alex Anthopoulos, has become the most successful front office personnel because of his ingenious transactions which allowed the team to finally prosper after years of mediocracy.

    The most mind boggling occurred in 2016. Anthopoulos sent top pitching prospect Marcus Stroman to the Cubs for shortstop prospect Addison Russell and a batting tee. He then proceeded to systematically trade or release every pitcher on the Jays roster. He pleaded with R.A. Dickey and Mark Buerhle to retire and promised a significant severance package. He sent Drew Hutchinson to Cincinnati for twelve bats. He then packaged Marco Estrata and Brett Cecil to St. Louis for the rights to hitting coach Mark McGwire. Eventually, all the pitchers were gone.
    So you might be wondering who would they trot out to throw. Well, remember that batting tee from Chicago? Anthopoulos cited loopholes in MLB official rules and lobbied for the tee to be able to be utilized as the Blue Jays “pitcher”. After a long legal battle, commissioner Rob Manfred gave in. The Jays found their man.
    The tee from Chicago was not welcomed into the league with open arms. In 2017, it’s first season, it had the highest ERA of an qualified pitcher at 65.78. However, because of Toronto’s offense, the tee managed to win 103 games. Voters had no choice, they had to present the AL Cy Young award to the tee from Chicago. This trend continued well into the next decade, and soon enough, the tee became the most accomplished pitcher in baseball history.

    Soon enough, other teams realized what the Blue Jays were doing, and attempted to adopt similar strategies. Eventually, after all teams conceded to the new direction of baseball, the MLB became nothing more than a glorified Tee-Ball league. This being said, no team could ever manage to derive even a modicum of the success the team north of the border had.

    +1

  • johnnyjohnny848

    Theres not much to see here blue jays aint winning anything with that staff they got lol.

  • tarheel66

    no way he goes back to the Mets, no way. They are rebuilding and not taking an overrated old shortstop back. Now I could see Tulo heading to the Mets for Harvey. Toronto and NY have a history of trades, NY wanted Tulo all year, and Toronto needs a pitcher.

  • tarheel66

    Toronto will still suck

  • rotokevin

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    @tarheel66 said...

    no way he goes back to the Mets, no way. They are rebuilding and not taking an overrated old shortstop back.

    With this context, the Uribe/Johnson deal makes complete sense for the Mets. Excellent cogs for a long-term rebuild.

  • wcuball29

    Don’t forget about sending Chris Farley to Daniel Norris’ van down by the river to invite him back to MLB after spending 2015 in the minors.

  • ChoppoDong

    @Olhausen said...

    Toronto needs pitching, not more power bats. Pitching wins championships period!

    That said, I might be super excited if I were a TOR fan for the next few weeks. That’s a pretty crazy trade.

    Where do you hit him? 2?

    Donaldson, Tulo, Encarnacion, Bautista, Colabello, Martin, Pillar……

    Donalds, Tulo, Encarn, Valencia, Bautista, Cola, Martin, Pillar…..

    1-5 are going to be pretty sick to handle regardless of order at this point. Good Lord I’d hate to pitch to them at home, unless my name was Scherzer or Kershaw.

  • FanalystDrew

    Travis Donaldson Bautista Tulo Edwin Smoak Cola Martin Pillar

  • realdeals

    @tarheel66 said...

    no way he goes back to the Mets, no way. They are rebuilding and not taking an overrated old shortstop back. Now I could see Tulo heading to the Mets for Harvey. Toronto and NY have a history of trades, NY wanted Tulo all year, and Toronto needs a pitcher.

    No way Mets give up Harvey for Tulo…

  • 08Gary08

    This move has nothing to do with pitching other than they might have been able to get an ace with those minors in the package. Tulo is pure gold, and so is this trade. It’s a long term deal and not a rental player. Reyes is on the Decline. Watch my friends Anthoplous will still get either Jeff Samardzjia or Tyson Ross by the 30th.
    Anthopolous is a genius. Our ball team is much better right now because of it. And are Only going to get better.
    Such a prolific offense!

  • Olhausen

    @ChoppoDong said...

    That said, I might be super excited if I were a TOR fan for the next few weeks. That’s a pretty crazy trade.

    Where do you hit him? 2?

    Donaldson, Tulo, Encarnacion, Bautista, Colabello, Martin, Pillar……

    Donalds, Tulo, Encarn, Valencia, Bautista, Cola, Martin, Pillar…..

    1-5 are going to be pretty sick to handle regardless of order at this point. Good Lord I’d hate to pitch to them at home, unless my name was Scherzer or Kershaw.

    I say the 2 hole, and have Donaldson 3rd Bautista 4th Edwin 5th

  • 08Gary08

    @ChoppoDong said...

    That said, I might be super excited if I were a TOR fan for the next few weeks. That’s a pretty crazy trade.

    Where do you hit him? 2?

    Donaldson, Tulo, Encarnacion, Bautista, Colabello, Martin, Pillar……

    Donalds, Tulo, Encarn, Valencia, Bautista, Cola, Martin, Pillar…..

    1-5 are going to be pretty sick to handle regardless of order at this point. Good Lord I’d hate to pitch to them at home, unless my name was Scherzer or Kershaw.

    Travis, Donaldson, Tulo, Bautista, Edwin, martin, smoak, Valencia/Collabello, Pillar.

  • soulstealer

    @FanalystDrew said...

    Seriously, who saw that coming!

    Tulo must be pissed having to move from Colorado to canada. what a downgrade.

  • DillingerFour

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    @soulstealer said...

    Tulo must be pissed having to move from Colorado to canada. what a downgrade.

    The land of CSURam to the land of Billsfan… whoomp whoomp

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