Was the price high? Maybe, but it could have been worse. Plus, I honestly think that people overrate Daniel Norris because of his quirky lifestyle (you know, the van, the beard, the samurai sword), and Matt Boyd may be scarred for life after being shelled in his second career start.
By locking up Bautista and Encarnacion for only the rest of this year and next year, but bringing Donaldson and Martin and Tulowitzki – all in their prime – and with Buehrle likely in his final year, the time to win is now.
They weren’t going to win with Felix Doubront in the rotation. They weren’t going to win with Brett Cecil as the setup man. Now with Price at the top of the rotation, with Sanchez and Hawkins in the bullpen, this team is much, much, much better today than they were yesterday.
Get ready Toronto. Excitement is coming.