Ok, last nights roundup (if you can call it that) was not adequate, so here comes a whole shit load of my opinion. Also Jays rumours.
The Marcum Deal
This deal only gives me a chubby, so AA must me slowing down. Just jokes, but it is sad to see a pitchers pitcher like Marcum depart the Jays. I wish him the best of luck in Milwaukee. The Jays received Brett Lawrie, a 21 year old second basemen who just finished his first year in AA. The Langley, BC native hit .285/.346/.451 last year, and was the Brewers best prospect. He has a very good bat and decent speed, he had 16 (16!!!!!!) triples last year. His defence is atrocious though, as MLBTR said this,
"The 16th pick in the 2008 draft, Lawrie is said to be an aggressive hitter with good pop. While he was praised for his strong hands and quick bat, Baseball America writes that he needs to dedicate himself to defense if he wants to become a second baseman in the mold of Jeff Kent. Some scouts believe the soon-to-be 21-year-old is destined for an outfield corner."
So, yeah. I personally hope he stays in the infield at either second or third. Hell, maybe even first. Doesn't really matter, his bat WILL play. (says my almost super-human guessing ability). He was 20 this year and he turned in a .360 WOBA at AA, so thats kind of nails.
Well, he could platoon with Lind. It would be nice to just steal him from the Yankees, but this is also a three horse race, with the mariners sticking their retarded asses into the mix, so who the fuck knows. I, for one, would be cool with it.
Sign him to a one year deal with an option for '12 and '13, with the payday for those years being relatively huge. If he returns to form, you have a slugging first basemen for three years, if not, just dump him at the deadline or waive him. Win-win. Of course they have to sign him first, but I hope they get him.
Rusty 'Maple Boners' Martin
Apparently the Jays looked at his medical sitch today. Doubt they sign him.