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iamskyhigh wrote:
Feb 12th, 2018 5:58 pm
Former Jays pitcher Esteban Loaiza busted for dealing cocaine.

What a bonehead.
20kg..damn.. he still hurts when we traded Michael Young away...
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Tough year for Bluejay fans last year+. EE, Jose gone, Halladay's death and now Jerry retiring. All icons.
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tk1000 wrote:
Feb 12th, 2018 11:38 am
Who is going to opening day?

The Toronto Blue Jays will retire former pitcher Roy (Doc) Halladay’s No. 32 on opening day.

I will be going. Just hope the Jays do it right.
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tk1000 wrote:
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Jerry Howarth retires after 36 seasons


Thanks for everything Jerry you will be missed.
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antigua1999 wrote:
Feb 13th, 2018 5:10 pm
Thanks for everything Jerry you will be missed.
So it will be more of Mike Wilner and Mr. Barker?
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Ogata wrote:
Feb 13th, 2018 6:30 pm
So it will be more of Mike Wilner and Mr. Barker?
Barker is good, can't stand Wilner - used to be a big fan but that was a long time ago before he became mr know it all
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tk1000 wrote:
Feb 13th, 2018 9:11 am
Jerry Howarth retires after 36 seasons

His voice was the sound of summer. Now I hoping it won't be the grating sound of Mike Milner (seinfeld) we have to hear every night.
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Hard to believe Spring Training is here. Not as exited as last year and not sure why. I think the lack of the Jays doing anything meaningful a big splash. I love baseball so nothing has changed except i have adopted the Atlanta Braves as my second team Jays will always be #1. Go Jays Go
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antigua1999 wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 2:22 pm
Hard to believe Spring Training is here. Not as exited as last year and not sure why. I think the lack of the Jays doing anything meaningful a big splash. I love baseball so nothing has changed except i have adopted the Atlanta Braves as my second team Jays will always be #1. Go Jays Go
Our outfield should be better than last season, provided Gritchuk and Granderson perform better than Carrera and Pearce. At least Gibby now has options. I also like Diaz and Solarte. I'm not a fan of Atkins but these were good pick-ups
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blexann wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 2:28 pm
Our outfield should be better than last season, provided Gritchuk and Granderson perform better than Carrera and Pearce. At least Gibby now has options. I also like Diaz and Solarte. I'm not a fan of Atkins but these were good pick-ups
You are right they did do something but i expected more. I wonder if they are scared to do anything big and face the wrath of the Blue Jay Faithful. Example I find it interesting that Donaldson keeps saying nobody has approached his team about a contract extension. Atkins and Shapiro have both said publicly they want him back so why not tell his management group officially that they are working on an extension and when we get the internal numbers worked out we will approach you.
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antigua1999 wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 2:55 pm
You are right they did do something but i expected more. I wonder if they are scared to do anything big and face the wrath of the Blue Jay Faithful. Example I find it interesting that Donaldson keeps saying nobody has approached his team about a contract extension. Atkins and Shapiro have both said publicly they want him back so why not tell his management group officially that they are working on an extension and when we get the internal numbers worked out we will approach you.
The reality is, fans are expecting more because once we've had a taste of the playoffs, we want to get right back in there. But outside of pitching, our key contributors on the field and at the plate are old, and injury-plagued. It's hard to build on that when you look at all the contenders that are so youthful and have depth.

They've made some value-additions that hopefully turn out to be good bang for buck, and if they pan out, then maybe you try to make a bigger addition come deadline. But you can't just throw our prospects for some big guns right at the start, and then have the season wind up with the same guys getting hurt and not contributing again.
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kenchau wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 3:09 pm
The reality is, fans are expecting more because once we've had a taste of the playoffs, we want to get right back in there. But outside of pitching, our key contributors on the field and at the plate are old, and injury-plagued. It's hard to build on that when you look at all the contenders that are so youthful and have depth.

They've made some value-additions that hopefully turn out to be good bang for buck, and if they pan out, then maybe you try to make a bigger addition come deadline. But you can't just throw our prospects for some big guns right at the start, and then have the season wind up with the same guys getting hurt and not contributing again.
I wasn't suggesting any trades. Free agents. Rogers has lots of money and they choose not to spend it on High Priced Free Agents. If they suck this year and attendance will drop Rogers will wish they spent more. You don't have to look to far back to see a half filled stadium.
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antigua1999 wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 3:57 pm
I wasn't suggesting any trades. Free agents. Rogers has lots of money and they choose not to spend it on High Priced Free Agents. If they suck this year and attendance will drop Rogers will wish they spent more. You don't have to look to far back to see a half filled stadium.
That is fine by me as a baseball fan. More opportunity to pick up good deals on tickets.

They are jacking up internet rates by $8/month, of which I am no longer a customer, so it's literally a win-win for me (yes 2 x win!).Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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kenchau wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 4:55 pm
That is fine by me as a baseball fan. More opportunity to pick up good deals on tickets.

They are jacking up internet rates by $8/month, of which I am no longer a customer, so it's literally a win-win for me (yes 2 x win!).Smiling Face With Open Mouth
I get it i love cheap tickets also. I love baseball but its a lot more fun when their winning and sucks when their 15 games back and they trade Donaldson at the trade deadline. I don't have any faith in Shapiro and Atkins. They haven't showed me anything to have faith in them.

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