The Blue Jays are the new Yankees, after signing Melky Cabrera to a 2-year deal
Cabrera was suspended for 50 games after being found to have elevated testosterone levels. Prior to his suspension, he was an NL MVP candidate and had been the All Star Game MVP.
Prior to last season, Cabrera had been pedestrian at best for most of his career. His numbers improved significantly in 2011 and again in 2012, suggesting that perhaps the performance enhancing drugs DID have a serious impact.
There's no telling exactly how he'll do in Toronto, but there's no question that the Blue Jays are making a very serious push to win now, following this signing and the blockbuster trade they made with the Marlins.
The rest of the AL East is definitely on notice, as the Jays are no longer the perennial losers that they've been in the past.
You have to wonder what former Toronto John Farrell is thinking, after he left the Blue Jays for the same position in Boston, where they finished worse than the Jays last year and have done far less in the offseason so far. Normally it's the Yankees making all the big moves, but the Blue Jays have been the most active so far, by a long shot.
What do you think... was this a good move by the Blue Jays? Or did they pay too much for a guy whose only success was thanks to performance enhancing drugs?