WTF, Getty?

Jose Bautista is the best– it kinda goes without saying– and reportedly he has the ear of Alex Anthopoulos, or at the very least is looked to for advice and is kept abreast of what’s happening in the front office, at least some what.

Or… maybe I’ve been getting that sense entirely wrong, because…

Um… Jose. It’s nice that you’ve got Winter Meetings fever like the rest of us, but you mean like Paul Beeston’s policy to not give more that five years? Or the contracts without no-trade clauses that enabled the Jays to pull off a deal with the Marlins that brought this out of you?

I mean, I’m all for showing solidarity with union bros– Bautista certainly wouldn’t want those kind of limitations when he eventually hits free agency– but… Jesus, Jose, not while the Marlins’ corpse is still warm!

Funny, though.

Comments (47)

  1. I didn’t notice this when I first read it, but is there any chance Bautista’s just commenting on how teams seem to be copying the Jays policy?

    • The Jays DO give no trade clauses I believe but dont go over 5 years. That policy is fine as long the jays realize if you wont go over 5 years the aav has to be higher if you want top free agents to sign.

    • Yeah whatever he means, it is not clear. So I’m not going to overthink it just to find out he meant the opposite of whatever I conclude.

  2. I wonder if Jose is getting text messages from some of his buddies wanting to come to T.O?

  3. Just finished making this video yesterday! CHECK IT OUT, jays fans!
    “JOSE BAUTISTA aka @JoeyBats19 Toronto Blue Jays Highlights”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP6nBH65xHA

  4. Maybe he’s just getting into a Seinfeld standup career?

    I mean, what’s the DEAL with these teams? These teams these days! They won’t even give you 6 years? What’s the deal?

  5. I’m still trying to gauge what three question marks mean.

  6. Bret I think you fucking nailed it, that has to be it

  7. Is it more sarcasm, as in: there are only two teams that have preached this and we’ve worked on making Toronto better.

  8. Would love for it to mean that the Jays offered Greinke a competitive contract in terms of AAV but only for 5 years lol Of course Christmas really doesn’t come early twice does it?

  9. welp, i dont know what to make of that.

    maybe he’s upset that team won’t go longer to bring in an FA, which seems unlikely given the trade.

    fuck is he talking abbout

  10. Jayson Stark ‏@jaysonst

    Sources say #Mets have gotten “serious” about trading R.A. Dickey as soon as this week. #Rangers & #Royals seen as most logical fits.

    Come on AA don’t let those teams beat you out. Gose isn’t worth not making that trade. Remember flags fly forever! #freedeadtedscash

    • Yeah, Mets badly need a catcher. JP Ricciardi drafted arencibia. The only reason a trade would not be done is if the jays dont have enough payroll room to afford dickey AND johnson next year as both would require extensions.

      • Don’t think that would be too much of an issue going forward. When I ran the numbers a couple of weeks ago payroll didn’t go up a hell of a lot as it was, but they could always get creative and move someone like Romero or Buehrle even if you didn’t get much back for Buehrle. Better yet, trade for Dickey this year. Flip Buehrle now and sign a cheaper one year guy with the savings in the difference between Dickey’s and Buehrle’s 2013 contract.

      • There is no obligation to extend if you trade for Dickey, unless you want to.

  11. Follow up.

    Charley Clark ‏@CharleyClark15

    @JoeyBats19 bitch a lil more Jose, must suck to make millions a year living your dream
    Expand

    45m Jose Bautista Jose Bautista ‏@JoeyBats19

    @CharleyClark15 a canadian who roots for the redsox and on top of it is a #Troll??? You should be ashamed of yourself….. #GoJays

  12. My reply tweet to Jose:

    “You’re like a woman: your value greatly decreases in your 30′s. a no trade clause prevents a man (GM) from trading up”

    on a scale of 1 to 10, how much will he enjoy my comments?

  13. Joey Bats is right, I mean, WHAT”S GOIN ON GUYS?!?!?!

  14. maybe he’s pissed about his own contract ?

  15. #UnhappyBautista4UnhappyStanton

  16. must be pissed we won’t offer Dickey a 6 year contract

  17. He needs to get into the cage and start mashing some homers….Off-season is boring for our hitting monster

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