Blue Jays vs A.L. East: Positional Rankings As of 15 Nov
By Mat Germain
Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Possibly the strongest position for the A.L. East, it highlights the importance of having a great player at the hot corner. The bringer of rain showed everyone how it’s done, and close behind him is the just mentioned Machado. If that’s not enough star power, the Rays have their stud in Evan Longoria who can hold his own when healthy. Bringing up the rear are Sandoval and Chase Headley who didn’t have the greatest of seasons in 2015 but could turn it on in 2016. It’s a lot of fun to watch the top 3 play and we’re blessed to have such great competition at the position.
Side Note: As if the allure of a possible World Series win isn’t enough, Josh Donaldson is going to be playing for another huge raise this season. If he’s set to make $12.9m as advertised in his 2nd year of arbitration, how much will he make in his 3rd and 4th years? It’s a good thing the Jays have lots of money coming off the books after this season ($36 million if they let their big 3 walk) because he’s going to cost them quite a bit.
Ranking: 1. Donaldson, 2. Machado, 3. Longoria, 4. Headley, 5. Sandoval
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