Thursday, July 30, 2015

Blue Jays Going For It, Eh? Trade For Price

By acquiring Troy Tulowitzki, the Toronto Blue Jays shored up their defense and added to their already ridiculous offense. Now, they have traded for David Price—or more precisely rented him for two months or so. This gives the Jays a dramatically improved rotation—but it doesn't necessarily guarantee a post-season berth. After all, the Jays are currently a .500 ballclub—seven games behind The Bronx Embalmers in the AL East. Moreover, while only two games out of a Wild Card spot, they have to pass the Orioles and Twins to grab the second of the "one-and-done" chances to advance in the playoffs. If they could only 'win as many as they lose' with one of the most prolific offenses ever (538 runs so far)—are Tulowitzki and Price really going to make that much of a difference? We shall see!