While Blockbuster Video is disappearing the Blockbuster trade just showed up. Two big money contracts were just traded for each other, Prince Fielder for Ian Kinsler. The trade makes positional sense for both teams, Texas used Mitch Moreland at first base this season and they had three players for two infield spots. The trade helps them at first base while opening a spot for Jurickson Profar at second.
Detroit lose a first baseman and free up some cash. The rumour is that Miggy Cabrera will move over to first with Kinsler on second. But the big reason for this trade might be to free up some cash to re-sign Max Scherzer.
So what does this mean for the Jays? First Ian Kinsler is off the table, if the Jays were interested in him. Secondly, Max Scherzer might be off the market, if the Jays were interested in him. Then, do Texas have enough money left to chase Brian McCann or other big dollar catchers? With this trade Texas are likely out of the Mike Napoli free-agent bonanza. Finally, Omar Infante will not be heading back to Detroit, if the Jays are interested in him.
Are their other implications that I am missing?