Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Why Toronto Will Trade Jose Bautista

MLB: A deal for Roy Owaslt may be more about next year than this year for Philly - ESPN: "There is a perception among other teams that there is a bluff involved here, though. Bautista is making $2.4 million this year and with five-plus years of service time after this year, he is positioned perfectly for arbitration -- and rival executives think he'll be in line for an award of $10 million to $12 million. 'There's no way that the Jays will pay him that,' said one rival official. 'No way. They have to trade him. They're not going to keep him around at that salary, based on one good year.'"

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