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  • Mack North
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    planetmars wrote: View Post
    Heard this Springer guy is pretty good. Big get for the Jays. Hope it works out for them.
    And now Michael Brantley... just need 1 more SP and we're on our way!

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  • planetmars
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    Heard this Springer guy is pretty good. Big get for the Jays. Hope it works out for them.

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  • Demographic Shift
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    Jays seem to be looking to add to the team.

    They made a run at Kevin Gausman and he signed the QO ... personally I am glad they lost out on Gausman who was horrible for the Orioles in his time there and he would be horrible here given his innate ability to give up the long ball . Nothing but small parks in the AL East.

    They seem determined to add an OF with a bat.
    Rumours on Micheal Brantley. George Springer.
    Good gets.
    Four real outfielders in there and you can hedge against an injury.

    The big jewel is Francisco Lindor.
    This is Robbie Alomar.
    I know both he and Bichette play SS.. but damn we can find a place for BIchette to play if they can swing Lindor.

    They need more pitching. Everybody needs more pitching. Just like you can never be too thin... have too much money.. or have too much beer ... you can never have too much pitching in MLB and the AL East.

    They could use a catcher. Danny Jansen isn't the answer so far. The other idiot was caught spanking it in a parking lot. Kirk is a rookie but has promise.
    If they can upgrade on Jansen then I am all for it. Alejandro Kirk remains the backup. He can hit which makes up for his handling of pitchers.

    So....

    SP we have Ryu, Ray, Pearson, and three spots to fill. Maybe Manoah gets the call this year from Double AA.
    BP is solid... Romano, Dolis, Kay, Cole , Boruki (who can start and is a lefty)
    C is Jansen/Upgrade and Kirk
    1B is Rowdy/Vladdy.
    2B is Bichette/Biggio
    SS is Lindor(my dream) / Bichette
    3B is Vladdy / Travis Shaw / Biggio.....Could use a bat here if its better than Shaws or just play Biggio at the hot corner to improve infield defense. We sucked last year at this team stat.
    Corner OF - Teoscar and Guriel
    CF - Grichuk / Springer or Brantley or ?

    Utility INF Espinal

    Its getting there... Excited for Spring Training.
    Last edited by Demographic Shift; Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:21 PM.

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  • Joey
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    So huge for these young guys. Love this new playoff format .. would love to see MLB keep it.

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  • Bendit
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    Well done Jays!

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    Last edited by Bendit; Fri Sep 25, 2020, 12:43 AM.

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  • Joey
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    3 game cushion on the Yanks! We could actually do this!

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  • Demographic Shift
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    Joey wrote: View Post
    Bichette is a future MVP. Dude is absolute stud.
    Well to quote Dickens "It was the best of times and the worst of times"

    Going to sit out the obligatory self punishment sessions after the Raps drop game 1 of a 7 game series.
    I hope that everyone who wasn't cut or traded didn't get fired.

    Now how about those Toronto Blue Jays !!!
    I did not see this coming.
    They are competitive. Looks like they are going to get into the expanded post season and why the hell not !!.

    That Bichette kid is gold. A real live Dustin Pedroia type player. He can play the field at MLB average and can he hit a shit ton. And ... we got his clone in the draft this year in Auston Martin.

    Finalllllly after some panic Vladdy Jr. is starting to hit. He has stung the ball for a couple weeks now. If he is finding his groove.. Yeah Baby !
    They fixed the starting rotation with Walker. They have a legit 1-2 and Pearson is their 3 or 4 this year when hes ready again. After that its by committtee. and the Jay should find 1 good start out of the pool of guys they have...

    1/2 game behind the Yankees for 3rd and tonight the Yankees get to play Tampa... we can only win when 1 of them loses.
    We get Baltimore again tonight. We do to the Orioles what Tampa does to us. Seem to win every game. Then a run of 7 games in 6 days with the sagging Marlins and the .. gasp... last place RedSox. Who still have no pitching. They seem to know it. But just don't care and are mailing it in. Boston is already looking to next year.

    If they can go 5 of 7 they are going to be right in it for 2nd place and depending on how things roll a punchers chance for 1st.

    Excited for these guys. They deserve it. They are entertaining.
    But I still hate the robot approach of the Shatbot.
    Last edited by Demographic Shift; Mon Aug 31, 2020, 01:17 PM.

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  • Joey
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    Bichette is a future MVP. Dude is absolute stud.

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  • Demographic Shift
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    slaw wrote: View Post

    LOL. Brutal.
    Yes sir.

    Even with Baltimore in there for 10 games the kids are going to find out what it takes to win in the majors.
    • The Yankees are loaded.
    • The Red Sox are out of pitching and let Betts go so they won't be as good as last year but they are still a good club.
    • The Rays are going to be good. Again. With guys we never heard of. But Tampa is like a college program. Every year the seniors leave but they seem to find another couple of gems. Scouting must be top drawer.
    • The Phillies are supposed to push the Nats and ...
    • Baseball gods must not like us as get the Series Champs Nationals as well as NL East champs the Braves.

    Lets see what the kids got because they will need all of it.
    Young team on the rise.

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  • slaw
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    Demographic Shift wrote: View Post
    Here we go....

    LOL. Brutal.

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  • Demographic Shift
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    Here we go....

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  • Demographic Shift
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    Well we will get baseball this summer.

    If the season which is set to kick off in July gets up and going and teams are playing out of their own facilities after the virus revved up a bit in Arizona and Florida reports are that Vlad and Bo and Cavan and hopefully Nate Pearsonit would likely not be playing home games in Toronto. Buffalo got mentioned as a potential site or maybe they play in Dunedin with incredibly strict protocols for the players.

    Just don't think things settle down on cross border air travel till the fall.

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  • Demographic Shift
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    Joey wrote: View Post
    I think the casual fan base is slowly getting back on board with these Shapiro-Jays. I know I was a huge skeptic initially, but hot damn ... we've got ourselves a core.
    Winning or a young team thats close to winning fixes a lot PR problems for Shatkins eh?
    Not since the bat flip days have I felt as good about a team thats starting to move up the competition ladder.

    Need another bona fide real time OF to go along with Gouriel who looks to be the real thing. I like Grichuk but am not invested in him. I think thats where that kid Austin Martin will be in line for a job in Grichuks spot. He can do it all and he can hit and get on base. Randals deal is over in a couple more years when this guy is ready.

    I think they have 4 guys who are exactly the same in Teoscar Hernandez, Billy McKinney, Anthony Davis and Derek Fisher. So we can use one bona fide corner OF for sure.

    Pitching .. you can never have enough. They drafted 3 more of them and we will also get to see Pearson this year. He throws hard ... close to a 100 and he has control. Big kid at 230/40 pounds at 22 or so.

    EDIT... THE KID IS A MONSTER 6'6" .. 250LBs... Could be the next coming of CC Sabathia. When Charles Claude first came up in Cleveland he could really bring the gas ....Hope Pearson can be in that comparison ...


    So yeah... Lets Go Blue Jays..
    And no matter what.. I hate Shatkins as much as I hate the Chowders.
    Last edited by Demographic Shift; Sat Jun 13, 2020, 05:32 PM.

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  • Joey
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    I think the casual fan base is slowly getting back on board with these Shapiro-Jays. I know I was a huge skeptic initially, but hot damn ... we've got ourselves a core.

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  • Demographic Shift
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    So the Jays draft 3 Pitchers and 2 position players to add to the mix.
    No high school picks this year....

    Martin could be here in a couple years ...


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