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The Toronto Blue Jays/MLB Thread

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XFactor11 wrote:
Aug 9th, 2017 10:08 pm
Gibbons is throwing the game by sending in all the minor league caliber pitchers.
Blame Atkins for trading away Liriano and Smith and don't forget Bigiani is in the minors
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blexann wrote:
Aug 9th, 2017 10:10 pm
Blame Atkins for trading away Liriano and Smith and don't forget Bigiani is in the minors
That Liriano trade was awesome and we got a solid prospect back. :)
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XFactor11 wrote:
Aug 9th, 2017 10:08 pm
Gibbons is throwing the game by sending in all the minor league caliber pitchers.
The Jays were only down by one.
Gibbons has made some odd decisions here with his pitching changes. Bring in a rookie in a 1 run game and then have Barnes warming up with the game out of hand.
Bring in Bolsinger and the guy they sent down earlier today when it was a one run game in Houston.
Nice guy and everything, still remember him blowing home field advantage starting Buehrle in 2015 and then running out to get a bleeding Bauer last year against Cleveland when he was in all sorts of trouble.
Can he ever do anything like what Yost did to Alex Gorden or Girardi did to Sanchez? (Pillar)


Liriano I get, but not the Smith trade considering they didn't get much for him, they could have used them in these bullpen meltdowns and have possibly 2 more wins.
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Pillar's a zombie at the plate that's why he gets paid 550K/yr
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Aug 10th, 2017 3:13 am
Pillar's a zombie at the plate that's why he gets paid 550K/yr
I am a fan of Pilar but it is getting harder and harder to watch his terrible approach at the plate. He has potential...we saw this for a few weeks earlier in the season when he gained some plate discipline...but it didn't last. How long can the Jays allow him to swing at balls a foot off the player, or balls off the plate when in a hitter's counts? IT'S EMBARRASSING.
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Judge OVERRULED. Jays take 2 of 3 from the Yankees.

Both All-Stars, Smoak and Judge, had terrible series offensively.
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Finally Jays to start a rookie rather than the pitchers that have crapped previously in the majors..

http://www.tsn.ca/jays-announce-rowley- ... y-1.827509

Wouldn't it have made sense to keep Biagini in the rotation rather than bouncing him back and forth and put Sanchez in the bullpen a month ago. Seems Sanchez's blister issues occur when he pitches multiple innings.
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Barney better defensively then Rufsnyder and Gibbons puts him in with a groundball pitcher.
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I think with should petition to have Kevin Pilar's middle name changed to 0-2. Kevin 0-2 Pilar! I swear I see 0-2 in most of his at bats.
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silky28 wrote:
Aug 11th, 2017 8:58 pm
I think with should petition to have Kevin Pilar's middle name changed to 0-2. Kevin 0-2 Pilar! I swear I see 0-2 in most of his at bats.
To me, he's a 4th outfielder. He's walked only 27 times in 462 AB's
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blexann wrote:
Aug 11th, 2017 9:15 pm
To me, he's a 4th outfielder. He's walked only 27 times in 462 AB's
I guess the problem is that there is no real alternative. I mean if he had some competition maybe the threat of benching him for his plate discipline might actually mean something.
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Gibbons inserting Refsnyder into today's lineup has cost the Jays 4 runs already.
2 errors committed in the same inning and he is just as bad at the plate today. 3 Strikeouts. 4 runners left on base. Useless.

Ezequiel Carrera is the only player on the Blue Jays batting above .300 now that Smoak is struggling.
Maybe play Carrera in the starting lineup instead of Pillar.





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WTF Gibbons pulls Carrera out and sends up Darwin Barney as a pinch hitter. It's like he's trying to concede losing the game.
A fitting end that Refsnyder strikes out for the 4th time as the potential tying run at the plate to end the game.


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