The Blue Jays need offense - and the man to bring it, is Big Tex - Mark Teixeira. It’s been widely publicized that Teixeira wants out of Atlanta, so why not bring him to Toronto? He would be a great improvement at first base, and could also deliver that 30+HR 100+RBI power that Jays so desperately need.
I think there’s only one year remaining on Lyle Overbay’s contract, but they could easily buy him out and trade him to Atlanta with maybe a prospect or two to get Teixeira. I myself have nothing against Overbay, but he just hasn’t lived up to expectations the past season and a half.
One of the biggest problems I’ve had with J.P. Ricciardi these past few seasons is that he’s not willing to pay top dollar for top talent. Often times, he hopes to strike lightning in a bottle with a lesser known player (see Tomo Ohka, Royce Clayton, David Eckstein) or he grossly overpays for players who have already hit their peak (see Frank Thomas). So why not spend good money on a good player - Mark Teixeira. It just makes sense; almost too much sense. And that’s probably why it won’t happen.