The Toronto Blue Jays minor league system took a bit of a hit this winter, as GM Alex Anthopolous thought he sensed a good time for the Jays to sell the farm and go for the division.
After a 10-21 record and 31 games into the season, the Jays own the third worst record in baseball.
If anything, at least the Jays can reload their farm system with a top three pick.
They lost top 100 prospects like Jake Marisnick, Adeiny Hechavarria (how nice would he be at short right now?) and Justin Nicolino in the Marlins trade for Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle.
However, the loss of Travis d'Arnaud, a potential 20 home run, 100 RBI, .285 plus batting average catcher, and Noah Syndergaard, a 6'6", lanky starter who has drawn comparisons to Roy Halladay and Jered Weaver, might be the worst part of the RA Dickey deal.
So far, Dickey has been a dud in Toronto, giving up home runs in the Rogers Center like they're Halloween candy on Halloween night. His 5.36 ERA is the worst of any staff ace in baseball.
Have no fear Jays fans, the farm system is performing well right now, and here are some players to keep an eye on in the Jays minor league system.