Happy Trails Sal

It appears that Brian Butterfield has more influence on decisions than I had first thought, there's no reasonable other explanation as to why the Jays decided to ignore their minor league deal just signed with Sal Fasano to get anti-Blue Jay Rod Barajas inked to a one year deal.

When asked to explain the reasononing behind the deal, Ricciardi provided a number of insights, but the one that reasonated with me was that Butterfield "had him over in Arizona and raves about him. He's going to be a nice addition."

Wilner meanwhile echoes the thoughts of pretty much everyone else on the planet about this deal though.

Rod Barajas > Sal Fasano? Probably, but very marginally. This seems to be the ultimate signing of business being business.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know, Robbie. Ya think Butter has a little more baseball knowledge than Wilner? From his college days, to playing for the Yankees in the minor leagues, to his minor league coaching experience and on to coaching in the MLB since 1995?

Robbie Alomar said...

Good point, but what I was going at is how relevant is Butterfield's evaluation of Barajas based on their experiences together a half a decade ago?

Domiso "the shirt burner" Garcia said...

Oh Sal....we shall miss you...