Eventually, it was time for Shawn Green.
Time to move on to the greener, post-season pastures.
Same for Carlos Delgado and Roy Halladay.
All three were great Blue Jays players who moved on for the chance to win.
Delgado left as a free agent, while Green and Halladay were dealt after saying they would not sign a contract extensions.
All wanted the chance to win. And all three reached post-season play.
And two-time home run champion Jose Bautista, the most difficult out in the American League this season?
“I’m not going anywhere until the end of my contract,” said Bautista Monday night before the Jays hosted the Boston Red Sox in the opener of a three-game series. He will be paid $14 million US a season in 2015 and 2016.