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Unspinning Some of the Edwin Fallout Spin

Photo Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Merry Christmas, everyone! The Toronto Blue Jays-iverse has a tasty little gift for you this year. Spin! On Thursday, in the wake of the devastatingly stupid failure of Paul Kinzer and the Blue Jays to bring Edwin Encarnacion back to the team he wanted to play for, we got…

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95. You Edwin Some, You Ed-lose Some

Photo Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports Edwin Encarnacion has signed a three-year deal that will take him to Cleveland, which is a great move for them and a gut punch for Jays fans, as that club’s off-season continues to be… curious. All that, and so much more! (But mostly that!)

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Edwin Encarnacion Signs a Three-Year, $65 Million Deal With Cleveland

“Finally, I’m gettin’ PAID!” Photo Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports And here we have it — or here Jon Heyman has it: Edwin Encarnacion will play in Cleveland next season.  It’s a three year deal for $60 million, with an option for a fourth year with a $5 million buyout — so $65 million in total, as…

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Bautista, Encarnacion, and the Value of Draft Picks

Photo Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports A whole lot of Blue Jays fans are understandably aghast that the club seems to have little interest in bringing back Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion, despite the fact that we’re supposed to believe that they can now be had at bargain basement prices. I’m not sure how much…

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The Latest on Bauista and Encarnacion: Unspinning the Agents’ Spin

Photo Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports The agents for Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion are getting a bit desperate, and would like to pit you and your emotions against the Blue Jays’ front office in an attempt to sway the club into becoming a more serious pursuer of their clients. Or, at least, that’s the…

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Yes, We’re Talking About Jay Bruce Again (And Also Granderson)

Photo Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Ken Rosenthal wrote an interesting piece at Fox Sports here on Monday evening, explaining the Mets’ mess of an outfield, and how they’re going to have to find themselves either a full-time centre fielder, or at least somebody to platoon there with Juan Lagares (who was positively Pillar-esque against…

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Birds All Day: 94. No News Is Good News

Photo Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports The pilot light in the hot stove seems to have gone out, and yet the Blue Jays have a lot of cooking still to do. Is this a harbinger of bad things to come? Maybe! And maybe we’ll find out if we can decipher the club’s latest online job…

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Why A Blue Jays Rebuild Could Be Coming Soon

Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Dodgers are the latest team to give a shit ton of money to a reliever, splurging $80 million over fives years to keep their incredible closer, Kenley Jansen. It’s an eye-popping amount for a closer, especially given that long-term relief pitcher contracts notoriously tend to end badly. But…

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Some Convoluted Thoughts On Justin Smoak’s Contract

“Don’t like my contract? Come at me, bro!” Photo Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports It is not remotely difficult to understand why the Blue Jays extended Justin Smoak at the time they did, you just have to actually think about it like you’re Blue Jays. On the surface, sure, this is a real easy decision for…