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Old 08-09-2013, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by dickallen15 View Post
Its funny all the people who say let Rios go are meatheads he is a five tool talent. If he is so great how come he was acquired for nothing and no team wants to give up anything of significance for him? And don't give me the Blue Jays had money issues BS. Their ownership is one of the richest in baseball.

And if you think JR is just going to pocket the money, hasn't the payroll actually increased just about every year? You base this claim on nothing.
No Payroll has fluctuated....from 2005-2008 it went from $75M to $121M which is understandable coming off the WS and the team trying to keep winning.
2008 $121M
2009 $96M
2010 $103M
2011 $127M
2012 $97M
2013 $118M

My point is, I would rather the club eat some salary in these trades to get some good prospects for the future building of the team instead of just having other teams take on the whole salary and getting back a marginal organizational filler.
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