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This is a pinch hit post from our own Mike D.

With the Winter Meetings now underway, I thought it might make sense to take stock of Ross Atkins’ transaction record since December 3, 2015, when he took the GM job vacated by Alex Anthopoulos.

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The old thread is getting a bit long so time for a new one, plus the winter meetings start tomorrow so a perfect excuse too!
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Well, things are quiet so with the rule 5 draft, winter trades, free agents all over the place lets take a look at how others rate the Jays system as of now (Batters Box top 30 will be coming once the crew has a chance to do it right - best to do it right rather than rushed)
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Yep, the big one is out.  Jeter the only new guy to be an obvious pick.  Jays on the ballot are Roger Clemens, Scott Rolen, Jeff Kent, Omar Vizquel.
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Clearly, New Thread is needed.
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The ballot for the current Veteran's committee is set - Modern Era
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The rotation sucked this year. How badly? Quite.
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Well, the post-season is over and now it is time for free agents, trades, arbitration, and non-stop wondering 'could player xyz help the Jays' followed by 'Rogers is too cheap to sign him' talk.
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The good news is the Red Sox and Yankees aren't in it! Instead, the American League champion Houston Astros take on the National League pennant-winning Washington Nationals.
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And then there were four. Who to cheer for? The big bad Yankees, the traditional enemy? The new bullies, the Astros, including Roberto Osuna? The sheriffs of playing the game the right way, the Cardinals? Or the ex-Expos, the Nationals?
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If you haven’t already, grab yourself a cup of coffee and settle in to read Magpie’s thorough and excellent Blue Jays report card. Once you’ve relived the 2019 Jays season once again, it’s time to turn your attention to the thrill of playoff baseball.
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That old designated thinker Friedrich Nietzsche once quipped:

Was mich nicht umbringt macht mich stärker.

which, freely translated, means "what does not kill me, makes me stronger." 
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The blue bus
Is calling us
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Playing out the string...
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The Jays close out their road schedule this weekend against the division champs.
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