Seriously.....We need to remember 1 thing. GM's in the league are not stupid! They would not have gotten where they are if they were dumb. I'm tired to hearing X terrible Jays player would get us Y amazing player. I try to look at things always from the other team's point of view and see if it makes sense. If we are looking at the RA Dickey trade why would the Mets want Arencibia and Rasums? Would you trade those two for Brandon Morrow? No probably not, and he hasn't won a CY Young award.
To get you have to give, and by the price you're seeing for starting pitching this off season this is obviously what it is going to take to get a great starting pitcher! I mean Dempster got 26.5 Mill over two years! Yeah Ryan Dempster got that! He did real well pitching in Texas last year!
Why is everyone in Love with prospects? I get it, there is always an allure of what may be, but we need to remember that Baseball is easily the hardest sport to project and there is not sure thing with prospects and we shouldn't fall in love with any of them. Let's remember how much everyone had a hard on for Kyle Drabek when we got him in the trade for Roy Halladay!
AA has been building to this moment since he stepped in as Jays GM. Collecting valuable pieces that other teams would covet and building one of the best farm systems in the league. Now the time has come and it's time to use these pieces and make sure he takes advantage of the prime years for the Major League core that has been built.
So we loose 4 of our top 5 prospects this winter, our team is a thousand times better and we have what we've been asking for forever! A chance to win. To those who want to build something that is going to win for a long time, our system is still plenty deep with pitching prospects & remember that our scouting team is pretty steller!
Did we give up to much? I don't know, I don't have a crystal ball, but I do know that our team is better for the upcoming season if the trade goes through!