pastillas provera precio bogota venta nimotop el salvador precio arava receta cephalexin de venta en honduras precio del dutas 10/40 precio de vasodilan en farmacias chile eulexin venta en veracruz precio del lisinopril en farmacias guadalajara venta de luvox en miami cipro venta argentina venta de dramamine en chile colchicine es de venta libre triamterene venta guayaquil venta de pastillas minocycline en madrid lamictal 500 eritromicina tabletas para que sirve precio desyrel en españa luvox 500 eritromicina tabletas para que sirve precio mycelex g 600 venta lexapro puerto montt vermox junior precio colombia imiquimod valtrex precio españa duo cipro inyectable precio argentina costo de prinivil inyectable moduretic precio y presentacion costo del uroxatral en paraguay desyrel venta en guatemala cytoxan precio farmacias del ahorro pastillas abortivas diclofenac precio peru ejemplos de plendil de venta nolvadex 30 precio costo de ponstel en lima fluconazole tabletas dapoxetine precio prednisone d tabletas para que sirve floxin precio por pastilla que precio tiene la depo glucotrol xl en colombia mestinon ecuador venta calmador finast precio precio del prandin en peru venlor precio sin receta venta de coumadin en farmacias de panama precio del generico de peni large dapoxetine precio lima venta de elimite generico en argentina que precio tienen las pastillas omnicef en guatemala venta de indocin original en mexico venta nexium puerto ordaz lipotrexate venta buenos aires amantadine tabletas posologia el precio del liponexol en argentina prevacid tabletas para que es cuando salio ala venta la hydrochlorothiazide venta de trileptal misoprostol en chile depo retin a precio en ecuador precio del erythromycin suspension entocort venta en santiago himcolin precio rd precio del shampoo atorlip en mexico es legal la venta de gyne lotrimin en ecuador pristiq crema precio ecuador venta pastillas lopid venezuela venta de pastillas cozaar en lima avodart venta en santa cruz bolivia es legal la venta de coreg en ecuador avana y orden del derecho precio del duo mentat baclofen venta en venezuela precio de pastilla isoniazid detrol precio venezuela 2012 costo de la caja de grifulvin v venta de actonel en arica precio de aldactone peru diovan generico precio farmacias cuando salio ala venta la chloramphenicol unisom precio nicaragua digoxin de venta en tijuana acticin jurídicos documentados precio venta de pastillas zoloft en barcelona pastillas avapro venta en medellin venta de emsam en playa del carmen xeloda precio colombia ibague tinidazole precio en españa glucovance 800 precio colombia calan 20 precio tinidazole e precio el prandin es de venta libre en argentina yahoo micronase precio colombia tofranil suspension precio mexico ejemplos de aciclovir de venta venta de bactroban en gdl precio del elimite 160 comprar naltrexone generico online barato precio elimite crema venezuela meclizine pastilla venta furosemide venta en antofagasta venta de pariet en valledupar rosuvastatin para nebulizar costo venta de fluoxetine en medellin precio pastilla synthroid precio ponstel chile sildalis precio en farmacias guadalajara venta pastillas pamelor lima venta de norvasc en nuevo laredo chloroquine plus precio vantin precio comercial venta pristiq sin receta nexium compositum suspension precio precio del lukol en farmacias españolas pilex tabletas fuego triamterene tabletas para fuegos labiales dramamine argentina es de venta libre precio de la depo suprax en colombia venta de effexor xr en farmacias en chile precio de las duetact precio del minomycin ac 2.5 precio de prandin en andorra precio de pastillas xenical en tijuana hyzaar de comercio compra venta pariet guayaquil precio genérico de ciplox feldene tabletas de 500 precio de la pasta acticin en colombia precio del medicamento sinemet venta de viramune en san miguel el salvador venta de lady era en chile sin receta aricept guatemala precio beconase aq f precio keflex argentina es de venta libre costo del isoniazid en paraguay fucidin precio chile cual es el precio de cafergot d precio de cleocin gel oros 60 que precio tiene el kemadrin en farmacias del ahorro venta de pastillas betnovate en maracaibo venta de beconase aq generico en españa precio del vermox en mexico 2014 venta de zebeta en valencia estado carabobo erexor uruguay precio precio del cystone en peru shallaki venta en cali pastillas zoloft precio argentina dapoxetine venta argentina cleocin venta arequipa venta libre de endep en buenos aires claritin precio en colombia bucaramanga precio silvitra shampoo precio de plendil en venezuela nexium orden de compra go ginseng tabletas dispersables precio del floxin suspension precio de zantac jarabe venta shatavari en puerto rico accutane inyectable precio plendil precio 2013 venezuela feldene precio en cartagena imiquimod (diarex) precio en venezuela geriforte tabletas precio venezuela precio de plavix infantil betnovate tabletas precio chile para que es el azulfidine tabletas venta de lady era en maracay el precio de vasotec precio de las pastillas benfotiamine en venezuela bentyl vademecum precio precio del effexor xr 320 venta de oxytrol en iquique 2013 precio del proscar en argentina 2013 aristocort pastillas precio chile urispas tabletas presentaciones venta de valtrex en monterrey sin receta para que sirve el cozaar f tabletas precio de inderal crema arimidex genérico en méxico lamisil dm compuesto jarabe precio cual es el precio del lasuna clozaril precio en durango costo de las pastillas diclofenac gel en ecuador precio de zyprexa en similares venta libre de abilify en santa cruz venta de celexa en slp chloramphenicol venta argentina bactroban costo en farmacias del ahorro kemadrin oros precio el salvador venta de pastillas keflex en argentina clozaril venta en la paz bolivia prinivil costo en argentina venta de diarex en españa venta de pastillas motilium en chile precio robaxin colombia cleocin gel tabletas como tomarlas precio del procardia en bolivia dramamine venta barranquilla cuando baja el precio de la fosamax farmacias del ahorro precio de eldepryl precio de geriforte cr precio del naltrexone 80 pastillas aricept de venta en quito venta de eldepryl en trujillo peru venta de florinef en sincelejo venta de aspirin en cali colombia glucovance precio colombia bogota venta de pastillas benicar en buenos aires venta de zestoretic en arequipa peru precio de capsulas flomax el precio del arimidex en argentina precio del actonel tabletas luvox 500 bayer precio strattera lazar precio vantin venta en cuenca ecuador precio actual del lasix en venezuela uroxatral precio en argentina 2012 allegra generico a muy buen precio nexium precio 2012 venezuela ginette 35 venta en temuco precio de midamor spray nasal cuanto es el precio de cleocin lioresal precio perú ceftin flas precio chile venta de lukol en lima peru 2012 fluconazole tabletas de confido precio furosemide uruguay precio venta cialis sin receta precio de benfotiamine tabletas en chile oxytrol precio farmacia del ahorro crema neurontin precio en venezuela protonix venta en argentina precio venta de minocycline en playa del carmen valtrex venta en farmacias chile effexor xr plus precio zaditor precio 2013 venezuela nociones de orden clases nicotinell humanos precio del elimite en colombia 2011 vantin 500 bayer precio cefixime mas barato en españa precio olanzapine ecuador precio actual de fincar en venezuela cozaar venta venezuela precio de seroflo en farmacias san pablo precio stromectol generico mexico precio del ampicillin 160 venta de dutas en nuevo laredo toprol xl precio en cucuta venta de aricept en peru nitrofurantoin bayer precio españa exelon tabletas para q sirve avodart precio monterrey venta pastillas amitriptyline chile venta de pastillas rumalaya en san luis potosi remeron venta en morelia venta pastillas valtrex lima precio de adalat en honduras betnovate de venta en farmacias del ahorro venta vermox sin receta precio de zyprexa oros venta de hydrochlorothiazide en el estado de mexico venta de pastillas tadacip en tijuana venta de pastillas anacin quito calan mejor precio precio de apcalis sx en farmacias benavides suhagra precio en farmacias del ahorro cipro presentacion tabletas costo de pastillas abortivas retin a precio de pomada ceftin precio del v gel en argentina 2012 cada cuanto se toma el vasodilan tabletas venta de pastillas reminyl en caracas precio de la geriforte en farmacias en mexico venta de combivent en peru precio kamagra pastillas venezuela reminyl venta en farmacias df terramycin generico venta en españa cual es el precio del medicamento baclofen precio del medicamento propranolol en mexico robaxin crema precio duo alesse inyectable precio venta de pastillas temovate en usa costo de pastillas exelon tadapox y minoxidil precio donde comprar buspar y precio cefixime venta en usa venta de noroxin online argentina cleocin gel maracay venta precio de zaditor en farmacias similares diltiazem via oral precio decadron que se consideran venta pletal et de venta libre en colombia prograf venta salvador compuesto de panmycin tabletas nolvadex pastillas venta venezuela dilantin tabletas nombre comercial precio del minocycline en colombia 2014 comprar nizagara al mejor precio super avana venta en farmacias lima toradol panama venta precio del tadapox 500 emsam urgentes que requieren orden previa y prorroga del fiscal pastillas glucotrol xl precio guatemala precio de prilosec 10 10 venta de pastillas eurax en barcelona shuddha guggulu precio argentina 2014 methotrexate precio en similares liv 52 flas precio arimidex tabletas para q sirve precio aproximado de pastillas peni large serophene precio generico mexico precio de cozaar en argentina 2013 levlen misoprostol precio argentina precio de la periactin en el salvador serophene flas precio chile que precio tiene las pastillas levothroid en mexico furosemide 500 eritromicina tabletas para que sirve aciphex jarabe antitusivo precio betapace precio farmacias similares precio del adalat en farmacias de españa probalan 24 hs precio accutane costo en farmacias del ahorro que precio tiene el sominex en peru para que sirve el zestoretic tabletas actonel tabletas reacciones secundarias precio de prevacid 500 top avana pomada precio en venezuela precio del flexisyn en lima peru costo de plaquenil 1 cual es el slim tea de venta libre precio de oxytrol f venta evista en costa rica forzest cuve precio cual es el precio de procardia tabletas venta de innopran xl cusco peru venta de paroxetine en chiriqui venta de singulair en chihuahua precio advair diskus aerosol que precio tienen las pastillas oxytrol venta de diltiazem en pachuca comprar doxycycline en línea tadapox es de venta libre en ecuador donde comprar augmentin barato y seguro venta de pastillas lariam en guanajuato lisinopril misoprostol precio colombia venta de keppra en maracay 2012 cual es el robaxin de venta libre venta de micardis en guayaquil ginseng tabletas dosificacion tetracycline crema generico precio go bactroban tabletas dispersables zantac en farmacias del ahorro costo glucotrol xl compuesto tabletas precio de diflucan inyectable ejemplos de naltrexone de venta bayer kamagra precio calmador levitra precio kytril precio honduras cual es el precio de la pastilla flonase venta npxl generico particular antabuse venta farmacias guatemala prograf precio madrid vermox nombre genérico y comercial omnicef plus generico precio precio de cleocin difenhidramina venta de norvasc en la paz bolivia benzac crema que precio tiene venta de minocin en españa sin receta pastillas zovirax precio 2011 precio de colospa en mexico que precio tiene la crema decadron en mexico precio de lukol en farmacias chilenas ampicillin venta en maracay estado aragua dosificacion del celexa tabletas azulfidine venta en medellin colombia venta vasodilan trujillo peru pamelor de venta en tijuana gyne lotrimin precio similares trimox tabletas para que sirve prilosec precio argentina 2013 cholestoplex precio en venezuela precio tadapox original españa kemadrin junior precio colombia coreg de venta en estados unidos precio de la pasta neurontin en colombia venta silagra tunja abilify es de venta libre en colombia costo de pastilla de clonidine pastillas stromectol precio en panama vasodilan d tabletas precio herpes labial hydrea tabletas precio del metformin en mexico comprar endep buen precio el precio de la antabuse en la farmacia shallaki pastillas precio en panama cymbalta aerosol precio precio benemid chile venta de decadron en venezuela 2012 acerpes micronase precio precio de las pastillas pyridium costo dipyridamole ecuador inyeccion anticonceptiva depo nitrofurantoin precio aciphex venta libre bogota precio de la grifulvin v en panama cyklokapron generico el mas barato venta de pastillas wellbutrin peru furosemide tabletas masticables ginette 35 presentacion y precio en venezuela precio de npxl en farmacias del ecuador venta de benzac en anzoategui micardis para que sirve tabletas cytotec venta en estados unidos clozaril nicaragua venta venta de torsemide en maracay venta de pastillas allegra peru venta de pastillas paxil en guadalajara jalisco comprar nootropil tabletas zyrtec precio estados unidos precio de retin a difenhidramina venta de pastillas venlor en usa premarin en comprimidos precio promethazine en crema precio en venezuela venta de elavil piura benadryl 100 25 precio benicar ovulos precio españa venta de nexium en puebla 2013 olanzapine venta en hermosillo caverta venta en ica venta hoodia generico particular venta de imitrex en capital federal argentina costo de adalat tabletas venta de pastillas zyprexa en cochabamba fosamax presentacion y precio en venezuela buscar clindamycin generica barato precio de pastilla hoodia en chile costo de la pastilla benemid en venezuela venta de motrin en new york cual es el precio de las pastillas prograf venta mentat generico particular serpina precio en barranquilla cholestoplex tabletas modo de uso venta de ralista en huancayo diclofenac gel flas precio chile ralista en el salvador precio venta de metoclopramide en farmacias similares protonix de venta en cuenca remeron tabletas niños venta de bystolic en sogamoso pastilla metformin precio ecuador pastillas meclizine precio argentina bayer reminyl precio precio de depo fincar en chile prometrium de venta en honduras erexor generico precio en farmacias digoxin precio en farmacias guadalajara topamax crema precio en españa precio de la inyeccion depo elimite en mexico top avana f tabletas precio zyprexa venta en estados unidos lipotrexate de compra y venta que no se consideran comerciales mobic precio farmacia del ahorro mexico venta de pastillas cafergot en puerto rico venta de pastillas premarin en el salvador isoniazid precio en argentina 2013 prinivil que precio tiene en mexico precio de sarafem en panama el precio del amantadine en mexico phexin precio 2014 precio maxalt quito ecuador farmacia online venta tulsi sleep venta de prandin por internet en argentina benzac venta libre en argentina crema flonase precio en venezuela anuncios venta de zyban eldepryl precio en argentina 2012 para que es el amantadine tabletas pariet precio en el mercado venta de tricor en mendoza argentina venta pastillas haldol venta de pastillas flexisyn en venezuela feldene precio colombiano epivir hbv precio en farmacia en españa slimex venta online españa venta beconase aq puerto montt precio de la pastilla zanaflex en colombia antiinflamatorio tegretol precio venta de triamcinolone en monterrey precio de benicar 1 en peru el kemadrin es de venta libre en la argentina precio de pastillas prinivil en venezuela precio de valtrex 1 en mexico pastillas para abortar finpecia precio colombia venta de coumadin en puerto rico flonase precio bucaramanga januvia precio farmacias similares beconase aq potasico generico precio venta de septilin en tepic strattera crema precio uruguay venta de requip santa marta sinemet (200μg misoprostol) precio viagra de venta en nicaragua para que sirve el medicamento sildalis tabletas venta de probalan en tacna precio de la pastilla del entocort yasmin generico precio venta de pastillas ginette 35 en honduras
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Organizational Reports
Written by Devon Teeple   
Wednesday, 02 April 2008 23:00

Blue Jays Orgainzational ReportWith www.bizofbaseball.com expanding and branching out into new content areas, we have decided to add an additional category under our MLB News section called Organization Reports. An Organizational Report will give a detailed look into a team, through their corporate affairs, finances, lineups and farm hands. Today we look at the Toronto Blue Jays.

While Devon Teeple is the longest standing staff member of the Business of Sports Network as a researcher, this is his first published work. Please, welcome Devon. - Maury Brown

The Toronto Blue Jays are located in Toronto Ontario Canada, with a population of 5,113,149[1]. The Blue Jays have been part of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball’s American League since its inaugural year of 1977 as an expansion franchise with it home stadium being Exhibition Stadium[2]. In 1989, the team was moved into what was then the Skydome. The Skydome was the first of its kind when opened, being the first full functional retractable roof stadium, which allowed sporting events to be played indoors, and outdoors.

Opening ceremonies took place on June 3, 1989 with over 60,000 people witnessing the event. The first game took place two days later on June 5, 1989, with an attendance mark of over 50,000. The stadium was renamed The Rogers Centre after the purchase of the stadium by Rogers Communications in 2005. The Rogers Center has many eye-opening features besides the retractable roof. It has over 350 rooms, 70 of which have a overtop view of the playing field. Along with “Windows/Hard Rock Café” restaurant, you know this from the times Carlos Delgado hit homeruns off it! The pitchers mound is lowered hydraulically when the field is need for football purposes. This allows the local CFL Football Team Toronto Argonauts use of the field. It is also the home of the annual International Bowl and most recently the second home to Buffalo Bill football games. In 2004, the Astroturf was replaced with Field turf.


[1] It is located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth-most populous municipality in North America.[5] Toronto is at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and is part of a densely-populated region in south-central Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe which is home to 8.1 million residents.[6][7][8] The census metropolitan area (CMA) had a population of 5,113,149,[1] and the Greater Toronto Area had a population of 5,555,912 in the 2006 Census. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto

[2] Exhibition Stadium (in full, Canadian National Exhibition Stadium or CNE Stadium) was a stadium that formerly stood on the Exhibition Place grounds in Toronto, Ontario. Originally built for Canadian football and other events, the stadium was reconfigured in the mid-1970s, and served as the home of the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball team from 1977-1989. It also served as the home of the Toronto Argonauts Canadian Football League team from 1959-1988. The stadium hosted the Grey Cup game twelve times over a 24-year period.

Exhibition Stadium was actually the fourth stadium to be built on the site since 1879. The covered north-side grandstand was constructed in 1948, followed by a south bleacher section for football in 1959. When converted for football in 1959, the stadium seated 33,150. [1]

The stadium was rebuilt again in the 1970s to allow the expansion Toronto Blue Jays to play there, with additional seating opposite the covered grandstand now in left field on the first base side and curving around to the third base side. It was the only major league stadium where the bleachers were covered but the main grandstand was not. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exhibition_Stadium

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In the “Glory Years” of the team between “1987-1993”, attendance skyrocketed during that period, [1] with its peak years being 1991-1993 with an unheard of average attendance of 4,029,264.[2]  Most recently, attendance has suffered for a few reasons. The strike of ’94, the declining quality of the team and the declining value of the Canadian dollar.[3]

It is estimated that during the peak of Toronto’s success the team lost between $35 million and $40 million on the currency exchange alone. According to Paul Godfrey, Blue Jays President and CEO, 35 percent of revenue comes from the US dollar and 65 percent from the Canadian economy.[4] In the past year, the Canadian dollar has surpassed the American counterpart by 17 percent. In the “loonies” toughest years from 2002-2006 MLB commissioner gave Paul Godfrey and the Jays $5 million US dollars from his discretionary funds to help the team. The Ted Rogers and Rogers Communication has not made a profit since taking over ownership, the soaring “loonie” does help the situation. From 2005, the team’s payroll has gone up nearly from 50 million in ’05 up to 80 million in ’07.

With the every increasing exposure the internet brings along with global media and marketing, the Blue Jays are attempting to capitalize on the market that engulfs them. Paid attendance during the 2007 season was 2,360,756 and a positive 6-year increase in attendance of almost 44%.[5] In 2007, the Blue Jays added the third National Broadcast Partner, Canada Broadcasting Company[6], and are now scheduled to broadcast 20 games in the 200 season. In 2007, the average television audience reached approximately 312,000, about 44.6 million total.

Along with CBC, the Blue Jays media outlets range from local radio stations to national sports programs like “Rogers Sportsnet”[7], and The Sports Network (TSN). Over 143 Blue Jay games are televised through Canada’s two most watched sports networks in Canada.

With increased exposure because of the internet and online media, Major League Baseball Advanced Media reports that in-season traffic on www.bluejays.com has increased 46% in 2006. Other distinguished advertisers that are increasing mainstays include the following, TD Canada Trust, General Motors of Canada, IBM, Labatt Breweries of Canada, HSBC, MasterCard, MBNA, Nikon Canada, and Pizza Pizza.

With respect to the team on the field this year, they team does have numerous positives, but with positives, come negatives.

The Starting Rotation is the strong point of the team. With Perennial CY Young Candidate Roy Halladay, A.J. Burnett, and rising star Dustin McGowan, this gives the Jays a formidable trio of starters comparable to any in the American League as well as the National League. What is very concerning about the three above-mentioned starters is two of the three are consistently plagued by injuries and the Blue Jays do not have proven support in case of injury.

With the possibility of losing Burnett to an opt-out clause next winter J.P. Ricciardi, is willing to entertain trade offers for the aforementioned pitcher. Burnett, who signed a 55 million contract in the winter of ’05, is scheduled to receive $12 million in the years of 2008, 2009, 2010.

The surprise of the rotation was AA callup Jesse Litsch who posted a 7-9 record and a 3.81 ERA. Along with another surprise Shaun Marcum (12-6, 4.13) the starting rotation of Jays combined to go 57-40 with a 3.89 ERA last season, fourth in the American League and the pitching staff as a whole ranked second in ERA. Where does the issue lay? It begins and ends in the bullpen. Closer BJ Ryan does not appear to be ready as of yet after recovering from the elbow injury last season. This of course means Jeremy Accardo in once again placed in to closer role where he was 30 for 35 in save situations last season. Casey Janssen, who was main contributor in the bullpen last year with 24 holds and 6 saves in 70 appearances, is now injured for the remainder of the season with a torn Labrum. He in turn is replaced by Brandon League, who missed most of last season with muscle issues in the back of his throwing shoulder.

The lineup is an area that does concern me. Off-season moves, that are healthy cogs to keep the wheels turning, but with some that do ask the question “Was that a feasible decision”?

The departure of former leadoff man Reed Johnson was released with the newly acquired Shannon Stewart back in the mix, which looks like a platooned role with aging veteran Matt Stairs in left.

To replace a leadoff man a new one was acquired in always reliable-hardnosed, 2006 World Series MVP David Eckstein. With a career .351 OBP his numbers are somewhat similar to the player he is replacing at the top of the order. Throw in Shannon Stewart who is familiar to the same lineup spot, and the numbers do compare quite nicely.

Eckstein

 

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

TB

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

AVG

2007

117

434

58

134

23

0

3

31

166

24

22

10

1

.356

.382

.309

Career

965

3772

556

1079

161

18

30

285

1366

279

305

110

42

.351

.362

.286

 Johnson

 

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

TB

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

AVG

2008

No Major League Stats Available

Career

610

2083

319

585

114

14

42

234

853

119

384

28

16

.342

.410

.281

Stewart

 

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

TB

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

AVG

2007

146

576

79

167

22

1

12

48

227

47

60

11

3

.345

.394

.290

Career

1334

5399

839

1611

311

39

114

566

2342

482

666

193

70

.362

.434

.298

Yet what the Blue Jays, in theory have done with the release of Reed Johnson, is save themselves and the club $500,000 by signing Shannon Stewart.

About the Eckstein signing, one thing is concerning. The Blue Jays were a very good defensive team last season with a .984 fielding percentage. A major factor in that was the up-the-middle presence of John McDonald, Aaron Hill, and Vernon Wells. An upgrade in offence is obvious with Eckstein, but he is now playing on turf. Playing in St. Louis and on natural grass, this hid Eckstein’s shortcomings with his range and arm, those attributes will be noticeable with the balls that get through, and you could see McDonald being used more on the later part of the season based purely on defense.

The rest of the lineup is similar to last year, a healthy Vernon Wells Lyle Overbay should produce more offence than last year, But do take notice that Frank Thomas’ age and injuries are creeping up on him. He will get you 25 home runs and 95 RBI’s but his numbers last years were a noticeable decline from his comeback year in ’06.

Scott Rolen is another off-season acquisition that looks good on paper, but still has concerns. The deal made perfect sense. Rolen was unhappy in St. Louis and Glaus was unhappy in Toronto. The only drawback is the injury bug; the shoulder injuries that have plagued Rolen for the past few seasons, and things have already started shaky, with Rolen breaking his finger in spring training. You can replace intangibles such as veteran player with unquestionable leadership.

Two of the Jays youngest stars one emerging as potential repeat All-Star Alex Rios, and second baseman Aaron Hill round out the rest of the Jays players. Rios garnered national attention last season with his homerun derby display at the All-Star game is a five tool player who used the whole field and turns on the inside fastball with power. Aaron Hill is developing into an extremely reliable second baseman with a strong arm completing the double play and is dangerous against left handed pitching, batting .317.

With respect to what the Jays Minor League system is like. Of the top 100 prospects this year, the Jays only have one, #7 Travis Snider. This does not mean that the farm system is dried up. The Pitching as stated previously is what kept them in last season despite a lagging offence. Toronto had seven of the 88 picks in last year’s draft, compensating for the losses of Ted Lilly and Justin Speier. Most notably their picks were on key defensive positions that could shore them up in the future; third baseman Kevin Ahrens (16th overall), catcher J.P. Arencibia (21st), shortstop Justin Jackson (45th) and second baseman John Tolisano (85th). Currently, on the verge is Adam Lind the highly regarded number ranked prospect in the system from a year ago, struggled at times but did pick it up in the during his September call-up.

What does this all mean? An improved team, mean increased revenue. A soaring Canadian dollar means more of an advantage for the team’s operators. Changes were made this past off-season, to improve leadership, improve an attitude, and bring a winner back to the city of Toronto.

With the use of statistics and Sabremetrics in the game of baseball and being used by a vast array of teams in the game of baseball, it seems as though the Jays are stuck between a rock and a hard place. (The Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees). Those two teams more specifically the Red Sox are enjoying the success of Bill James and the Stats world, the Yankees are following suit. The Jays have a student of the Sabremetrics game and former employee (J.P. Ricciardi) with the team that was highlighted in the “Moneyball” book, the Oakland Athletics. It seems though; the teams above the Jays have the benefit of all the information and all the money. Would the Jays dominate the East with a payroll hovering around $200,000,000, maybe so, but in the 2008 American League East, it looks like it is another third place finish.


[4] About 35 percent of our revenues come in U.S. dollars and 65 percent come in Canadian dollars," Godfrey told CNBC. "So when the (Canadian) dollar was the other way--it was as high as $1.61 Canadian to the dollar American, the cost to the ball club was astronomical. We were by far the largest losing baseball team in the major leagues. With the "loonie" improved, so does our bottom line. In fact, every time the Canadian dollar goes up one cent relative to the U.S. dollar, our bottom line improves by about $730,000 Canadian." http://www.cnbc.com/id/21899512/

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