Friday, August 21, 2020

An E on the Play

On to the 4th pack from the 2018 Topps Holiday Baseball Box and we get...

First card in is Edwin. I hate to say it, but Toronto should have pushed to keep him around a couple more years and let Bautista go sooner. Hind sight is always 20/20, but Jose's batting average and production over his last two seasons with Toronto were well under, so 2016 and 2017 were off and he would have been decent to trade away earlier in that time frame.

Would have made some room for EE to stick around instead of heading to Cleveland. Doubt he would have still been a Jay into 2020 given the youth movement anyway, which I think had to happen, but would have been interesting if there was a way to have that veteran presence in a pwoerful bat around still to help the young guys.

Speaking of young guys, we end with rookie (and Canadian) Tyler here, who heading into 2020  He was in about 60 games each with the Cards in 2018 and 2019 - unfortunately no chance on that much time in 2020.

4 Packs, 40 Cards, 120 Points.

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