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Old 04-24-2009, 02:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Acie View Post
When's the last time the Jays signed a top notch free agent?

Roger Clemens, 12 years ago after he had the worst season of his professional career?

The Raptors can't even get crappy guys like John Salmons and Maurice Taylor to come here even after they've agreed to sign.
Keep in mind they haven't spent much money in the past several years but when they actually went after guys they've had some good names come though.

BJ Ryan the year after he was an allstar and highly coveted.
Frank Thomas..okay so he was past his prime but still likely had suitors.
David Eckstein recent world series MVP.
A.J. Burnett was one of the better pitchers available at the time we signed him as well.

Consider Halladay could have gone anywhere and he resigned and the years before Rogers came on board when names like Molitor, Winfield, Cone and Clemens were commonplace signings.

All i'm saying is what happens in the summer in TO doesn't affect the Raps ability to sign players but there are likely fewer baseball players against coming here as they enjoy the city during it's best climate of the year.
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