And what do the Blue Jays get in return? Cash and/or a player to be named later. The "player to be named later" will be based on how well Hinske does with Boston. If he does well, the Jays get a player; if he fails to live up to expectations (which, is why he was mostly a benchwarmer this season as well as in 2005), the Jays receive some beer money.
Granted, Hinske is not a huge loss for Toronto. However, let's review the transaction:
The Jays give up a player for practically nothing, to a division rival no less.
Alright, let's see where this goes.