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  1. Good PR move though, bringing in a famous former Expo. Should help in their “Canada’s team” campaign.

    Comment by Pete — May 10, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

  2. I think that a 119wrc is better than “serviceable”. Just a nitpick, I see serviceable as a 105.

    Comment by Matty Brown — May 10, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

  3. Because Lind is a left handed hitting 1B, one would hope for more than a 119 wrc+ v righties. Mashing first baseman James Loney has a career 115 wrc+ v. righties.

    Comment by counter nitpick — May 10, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

  4. Lind is 28, and will turn 29 in July.

    Comment by stoeten — May 10, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

  5. Good move. He can hit RHP and LHP well. Funny how people assume he can’t succeed or play any field role; look around MLB and you see quite a few guys hitting under .220 and not doing anyone any favours on defence. Hard to believe a motivated, in shape Guerrero would be as bad as so many sops are.

    Comment by DSC — May 10, 2012 @ 9:58 pm

  6. “Jays fans might not want to dreamcast the 2010 version of Guerrero into their lineup just yet.”

    Methinks the Jays are best served by Guerrerro’s skills as represented on SEGA Dreamcast.

    Comment by samuelraphael — May 10, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

  7. He has no chance of playing the field. Being in shape =/= having his good knees back, especially on the turf at Rogers Centre.

    That said, I would be completely happy if he can hit reasonably well. In that case, he can DH and E5 can go play 1st.

    Comment by CJ — May 11, 2012 @ 12:26 am

  8. Vlad the Impailer should now be called the Maple Leaf Mauler.

    Comment by Preston — May 11, 2012 @ 1:24 am

  9. Would this affect Encarnacion? I doubt it would take any ABs away from him seeing as he’s been the Blue Jays best hitter since July last season. But the question I have is if they play Encarnacion at 1st base vs. LHP, how do Edwin’s numbers look while playing in the field as opposed to strictly DH?

    He DHed most of the 2nd half last season and DHed almost every game this season, could DHing rather than playing in the field actually make Edwin a better hitter? I’d be curious to see.

    Comment by Calzone — May 11, 2012 @ 6:09 am

  10. It’s worth noting that the Blue Jays are in a playoff spot, not on the outside looking in as suggested in the first couple of paragraphs.

    Comment by Grant — May 11, 2012 @ 8:30 am

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  12. ” On the other hand, Lind is 28 and has over 2500 plate appearances under his belt. More probably, the team knows what he is.” … and are a little sad about the answer.

    BTW, why no ’93 Molitor on your list. Only 23 gms at first.

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  15. Vlad’s no spring chicken – as his age has climbs, his numbers have fallen, sure. But we’ve seen Derek Jeter put up steller numbers after many said it was time for him to bow out gracefully, and some guy named Jaromir Jagr looked pretty good in his return to the NHL.

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