JD? Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion were the Free Agents.LucifersGhost wrote: ↑Jan 6th, 2017 9:26 amI feel as though you are still missing a part of the equation. Let's retcon this a little:
Jays offer EE and JD whatever they offered them. Then they wait. EE and JD play the market. 1 month. 2 months. and BAM .. they both sign with other teams. Fine. It happens. But oh wait .. what if Morales, and Pierce and whatever other players werent available anymore? Then you would be complaining that the Jays sat on their hands and did nothing.
The FACT is that ... they have a full team to fill. Not two guys. They put out offers and EE and JD wanted to test the market, which they are free to do. But that doesnt mean the Jays must sit on their hands and do nothing. Sure, Morales and Pierce might not be the best options .. but they are the best options that were available that fit in with the team salary structure (which is an entirely different complaint). Sure it sucks losing EE, no doubt. It will suck if JD doesnt come back (I feel as though, even at his age, he can still be a strong player). But Shatkins just cant sit back and wait for these two to make up their minds.
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