Here is my list of the top Blue Jays of All time - Given our storied history, I believe this is necessary. In determining this list - we are using the brilliance of their time with the Club to be the determinig factor.
1. Carlos Delgado - His Power numbers are the tops of all time. He was the best in Baseball for sometime and he wasn't on the Juice. So he should have won atleast 1 MVP award.
2. Dave Stieb - His greatest years were wasted on terrible clubs in 81-84 - pitched far to many innings early but is still considered the best pitcher we ever produced.
2.a George Bell - Bell was the best position player until Carlos got to town.
3. Roy Halladay - 'Doc' will end up being the best pitcher we ever produced when it is all said and done.
4. Tony Fernandez - Over his 3 stints with the Jays we had 3 love affairs with this guy. From his deep throws from short to his Rod Carew hitting style. He was one of a kind.
5. Fred Mcgriff - Yes, the second best firstbaseman we ever produced. A model of consistency - I have to think that he was wonderful to watch play.
6. Ernie Whitt - Great game caller and could swing a mean stick - 3 bombs anyone?
7. Roberto Alomar - Love him or hate him - he still belongs on the list and will go into the Hall of Fame as a Blue Jay.
8. Vernon Wells - Should move higher but his downturn from last year was unacceptable.
9. Tom Henke/Duane Ward - One was more dominant - one lasted a little longer. Together they were incredible.
10. Lloyd Moseby - You have to love the shaker.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
The Toronto Blue Jays made great move in moving the oft-injured Troy Glaus to the St. Louis Cardinals. In return we picked up one of the premier Third Basemen in the NL. This is a terrific move! Rolen had a down year in 2007 - but should make a terrific return to form and puts up great all round numbers when healthy.
Saturday, January 5, 2008
The Jays are very high on Robinson Diaz as the everyday catcher of the Future. Having hit 320 at combined stints between double-a and triple-a in 2007. The hype is well placed. He has been a top MLB prospect for a year now and the Jays see him seeing time at the Major League Level in 2007.
If he is healthy this is a great pick up! He can play a steady short and will hit more than the singles hitter J-Mac. As much as we love John Macdonald, we all know that he is not an everyday Major League Shortstop. Throw Scutaro into the mix and you see this being a pretty crowded infield.