In other Blue Jays news, the team is now 75 % less gritty and spunky with the trade of David Eckstein. He was shipped off to the Arizona Diamondbacks in hopes he will actually have a hope in hell to play for a playoff spot. I myself am indifferent about the move; I never really thought it was necessary to sign Eckstein in the first place. This should send the message to J.P. Ricciardi that John Macdonald should be the starting shortstop no matter what. That is unless we can upgrade with one of these two guys in the offseason.