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"This could go either way. The Jays could stick with what they have, throw defense out the window and hope to score enough to make it not matter. They could also sign a plus defender at center or third, push everyone down and have two good hitters on the bench most days. Had they signed Michael Brantley, which was the hot rumor 24 hours ago, they’d have exacerbated the lineup problem while giving the offense the exact kind of .290/.360/.450 lefty hitter it needs."