Monday, July 29, 2019

Don't Worry, We Will Both Find Out (Just Not Together)

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The Blue Jays traded Marcus Stroman. They received two players in return after sending some money to the New York Mets, of all teams. I'm sure the return is fine. Or bad. Or underwhelming. It's not something I can say I'm especially invested in at the moment.

Trading Stroman sends a series of messages. How most Blue Jays fans receive it is their business. If wins and losses are all you're after, this trade won't shake your world. You've moved on to analyzing the prospects or killing the front office. I'm a little sad I won't be able to cheer for Stroman in Blue Jays colours anymore.

I'm happy to have watched him do what many thought he could not. He makes baseball fun, win or lose, which I think is important. I'm glad he started Opening Day and Game 5 and the wildcard game because I can't imagine anyone else doing so. I'm glad He Pitched That Year. I'm disappointed he's gone. I don't think he'll be back.