How the 2010 Toronto Blue Jays Can Lose 100 Games

Posted: 7th January 2010 by John McKibbin in MLB
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There is nothing quite so gratifying as a great big dump. Salary dump, that is. Just ask the Toronto Blue Jays GM, Alex Anthopoulos. Over the past six or seven months, the Toronto Blue Jays have parted company with Roy Haladay, Scott Rolan, Alex Rios, Marco Scutaro and Rod Barajas. These moves represent a salary dump for the 2010 season of a little over $47 million. The five players who will replace Halladay et alùJohn Buck, Alex Gonzalez, Travis Snider, Edwin Encarnacion, and one entry-level starting pitcherùwill earn slightly more than $10 million for the coming season.á This is a $37 million payroll savings which will be mirrored by a drop in on-field performance of similar proportion. The team's front office has apparently written off the 2010 campaign as a à...

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