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9 hours ago, Morrison7 said:

Get Sky Sports in on this.

The best bet would be an airline. Just threw WestJet out there because they do sponsor the Jays already and have the WestJet Flight Deck. Maybe Air Canada would be interested too since I'm sure they would want their name back on a sports arena in downtown Toronto. Though obviously Air Canada Centre can't be used.

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https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/11/quick-hits-intl-market-twins-vizquel-chatwood-nats.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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The Blue Jays are the favorites to sign 15-year-old Dominican shortstop Orelvis Martinez, who scouts expect will receive the highest bonus of any player signed in next year’s July 2 international signing market, Baseball America’s Ben Badler writes

 

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14 minutes ago, majingir said:

Even if he plays like he did in 2017,  he'd be 4th on our team in batting average lol.

But it is a good pickup(offensively). He'll basically be the opposite of Goins. Above average offense, below average defense.

 

 

Even Goins’ defensive numbers this year were worse than usual. Diaz is an immediate upgrade, Woodman’s not that good and it’s rumoured he’d be traded to Miami in a Stanton deal anyways.

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1 hour ago, Armster said:

What a disaster that situation is in Miami eh?   Could you imagine telling your superstar that if he doesn't accept a trade he'll basically be the only above replacement MLB player on the field next season.

 

22 minutes ago, §andman said:

Do the Marlins have the cheapest ownership in any pro sport league? 

Not just that, but how/why would anyone even be a fan? You know ownership is cheap, and now your ownership flat out says they'll move everyone on the team if their star player doesn't leave. How can anyone even support a team doing anything like that?

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19 minutes ago, majingir said:

 

Not just that, but how/why would anyone even be a fan? You know ownership is cheap, and now your ownership flat out says they'll move everyone on the team if their star player doesn't leave. How can anyone even support a team doing anything like that?

We all know Jeter is a rookie at being in the front office, but he’s sure not starting off well at all. It’s so much of a clusterfuck you’d think Loria still owned them.

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Hearing comments people have, and even reading stuff from Rogers side, really does suck for the Jays.

 

Rogers almost flat admitting they don't care about owning the Jays, but just want to show their games to make money. And talking about Jays as if they're a stock or just some commodity rather than a billion dollar pro baseball team. And who'd actually buy it? Apparently MLB doesn't want public companies owning teams and Rogers is one of 2 owners left under that category. Even selling to MLSE wouldn't work out either.

 

So unless there's some billionaire out there who can buy the team and actually care about winning rather than just making their money back, not much hope for Jays in terms of their ownership future.

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Well I think we need to pump the brakes a bit on the doom and gloom of future ownership lol.

Rogers is a massive corporation by the way.  If you thought they have the Blue Jays for the feels you're out to lunch.  They're selling at peak value.  Its a good business decision.

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Not saying it's not a good business decision. Selling the team and the naming rights to the stadium could put things in the $2B pricerange(team is valued a 1.3B by Forbes, and usually the Forbes values are much lower than the price the teams sell for. Look at a team like the LA Clippers as proof). Doing all that and still having rights to the games on TV/SN Now is most ideal situation for Rogers.

 

It's just whether or not if a sale does happen, if the owner will actually be better than anything Jays had the past 20 years. Not that Rogers doesn't care about the Jays, but on TV I heard them talking so much about how a baseball team isn't something a public company should own because of the "volatility" of the team and how a single down year impacts shareholders so much which leads to panic/unnecessary moves.

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