Hot Takes From the Farm: Week Sixteen

With the Blue Jays in the cyclone of trade deadline madness, I’m going to deviate a bit from my usual formula and comment on a big league concern. The one real big league concern at the moment: Marcus Stroman. To go on record, I wanted to keep him. The single most frustrating thing about following a sports team, for me, is when a team chooses to let go of a player you love. I literally quit the NFL when they came up with a free agency system that provoked teams to ditch players they had under contract for cap reasons. I became a Jays fan right after the ’85 run and fell in love with certain mainstays, particularly Tony Fernandez and Jimmy Key. I swallowed hard at the deal that sent Fernandez away but I was also fascinated by Robbie from the jump so I dealt – but when Key became a free agent, AND went to the Yankees, AND was replaced by a free agent pitcher I despised…. *heavy sigh*. I also didn’t want to lose David Cone even though he was new to the team. The cycle has repeated so many times, Green for Mondesi, Clemens for Wells, …

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Author: Tammy Rainey / Blue Jays Nation

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