Toronto Blue Jays fans finally got the news they didn’t want to hear, that slugger Edwin Encarnacion signed with the Cleveland Indians — single-handedly improving the team that beat them for the league title.
This, I say respectfully, is bull$#!t. Among other things, the Blue Jays’ offer of four years/$80 million guaranteed ended up being the best offer — certainly better than the three years guaranteed of $60 million offered by the Indians. So why did Edwin sign with Cleveland? Are the taxes so much higher living in Toronto?!
In all, the way this played out leaves a sour taste. I’m with Mike Wilner who tweeted “everybody screwed up” — and in my mind that includes Jays’ management, Encarnacion’s agent, and Encarnacion himself.
Merry Christmas, folks.