Saturday, November 29, 2014

Jays Counter Red Sox Spree With Donaldson

New Threat From The North
He may not be The Panda or HanRam, but Josh Donaldson is a big pick-up for AL East rival Toronto. Wedged into a lineup that includes Jose Bautista and Edward Encanarcion, Donaldson will add punch to an already potent offensive force. Amazingly, Toronto got Donaldson for peanuts (the perennially disappointing Brett Lawrie, along with two young pitchers and a kid shortstop we never heard of). Kudos to Alex Anthopoulos for pulling this one off. Of course, the Jays don't have quite the same dearth of starting pitching as the Red Sox—with Mark Buehrle and R.A. Dickey better than anyone in the current Boston rotation with the possible exception of Clay Buchholz. Let the competition begin!