Monday, August 5, 2019

Newsletter Excerpt, August 2, 2019 -- "Third Third, Pt. 1"

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 "The Blue Jays are another large-market team that will be running an extremely low payroll in future seasons. Cot’s pegs them at $50 million next year, and unlike the White Sox, it’s hard to argue that they are ready to add high-end free agents. Rendon would be a pretty good fit, it’s just unlikely the Jays are ready to make Guerrero Jr. a designated hitter at 21. Rogers has written checks in the past -- the Jays invested $450 million in players from 2016-18 -- but you wonder, and Atkins’s words aren’t helping here, if they’d like to sit back and be profitable, even with a bad team, for a few years. This winter will be very interesting."