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The Toronto Blue Jays/MLB Thread

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Looks like Gibbons is going let Russ Martin manage the Blue-Jays for the Sunday finale.
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rraj2k9 wrote:
Sep 28th, 2018 11:46 pm
Looks like Gibbons is going let Russ Martin manage the Blue-Jays for the Sunday finale.
I read that today. I wonder what the thought process is. You would think Gibby would want to manage possibly his last game as Manager. I get giving Russell a game to manage I can see that in his future. I wonder why not Saturdays game.
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Well a disappointing season time to start looking ahead to next years roster.

First Base Smoak & Tellez
Second Base Gurriel & Urena
Third Base Vlad jr & Drury
Catcher Martin & Jansen
Left Field Mckinney & Hernandez
Centre Field Grichuk & Davis
Right Field Alford

Starting Pitching 1) Sanchez
2) Borucki
3) Reid-Foley
4) Pannone
5) Free Agent


Bullpen 1) Biagini
2) Tepera
3) Fernandez
4) Barnes
5) Mayza
6) Clippard
7) Giles
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Josh Donaldson's OBP is .400 and OPS is .920 now with Cleveland. He had to refer to an NFL specialist for his calf issue in August
Along with Gibbons, management should fire their high performance department, been a disaster since they have been place for two years.
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antigua1999 wrote:
Sep 30th, 2018 11:17 pm
Well a disappointing season time to start looking ahead to next years roster.

First Base Smoak & Tellez
Second Base Gurriel & Urena
Third Base Vlad jr & Drury
Catcher Martin & Jansen
Left Field Mckinney & Hernandez
Centre Field Grichuk & Davis
Right Field Alford

Starting Pitching 1) Sanchez
2) Borucki
3) Reid-Foley
4) Pannone
5) Free Agent


Bullpen 1) Biagini
2) Tepera
3) Fernandez
4) Barnes
5) Mayza
6) Clippard
7) Giles
stroman won't be back?
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yesstyle wrote:
Oct 1st, 2018 5:09 pm
stroman won't be back?
It will be wrong to get rid of Stroman just because of one bad season and at the lowest value, If they do get rid of him it may be because they don't like his attitude. I don't think Biagini is coming back, they really sabotaged his career.
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bobcat99 wrote:
Oct 1st, 2018 6:53 pm
It will be wrong to get rid of Stroman just because of one bad season and at the lowest value, If they do get rid of him it may be because they don't like his attitude. I don't think Biagini is coming back, they really sabotaged his career.
agreed. prob just an off year and he's still young (with a somewhat immature demeaor)
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To me these 3 are locks and I would order them as follows (I mean the order only matters the 1st time around and for bragging rights)

Stroman
Borucki
Foley

Gaviglio hasn't really proven himself to be a reliable starter so #4 and #5 are pretty much open

Sanchez goes to the pen
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yesstyle wrote:
Oct 1st, 2018 5:09 pm
stroman won't be back?
If I was in charge he wouldn't be back. He is too immature. I`m not sure what happened in his life but he seems to be " me" against the world. I was shocked when the story came out about him and Sanchez fighting and not getting along.
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antigua1999 wrote:
Oct 1st, 2018 9:14 pm
If I was in charge he wouldn't be back. He is too immature. I`m not sure what happened in his life but he seems to be " me" against the world. I was shocked when the story came out about him and Sanchez fighting and not getting along.
Short dude syndrome.
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antigua1999 wrote:
Sep 30th, 2018 11:17 pm
Well a disappointing season time to start looking ahead to next years roster.

First Base Smoak & Tellez
Second Base Gurriel & Urena
Third Base Vlad jr & Drury
Catcher Martin & Jansen
Left Field Mckinney & Hernandez
Centre Field Grichuk & Davis
Right Field Alford

Starting Pitching 1) Sanchez
2) Borucki
3) Reid-Foley
4) Pannone
5) Free Agent


Bullpen 1) Biagini
2) Tepera
3) Fernandez
4) Barnes
5) Mayza
6) Clippard
7) Giles
You forgot about the guy with the biggest contract on the team too. TULOWHIFFSKI.
And half of those guys you mentioned will start at Triple AAA.
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FlukeSkywalker wrote:
Oct 2nd, 2018 12:10 pm
You forgot about the guy with the biggest contract on the team too. TULOWHIFFSKI.
And half of those guys you mentioned will start at Triple AAA.
You are correct I totally forgot about Tulo.


This is my list show me yours.
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antigua1999 wrote:
Oct 2nd, 2018 1:55 pm
You are correct I totally forgot about Tulo.


This is my list show me yours.
2019 Opening Day Roster 25 Man

Infielders = 8 once spring training is completed

Smoak - Starting 1B - Tellez will be called up if he's injured
Tellez - AAA Starter even though I believe he will have an absolutely amazing spring training. I would love him to have him start with the MLB club but Unless the Jays can trade Morales & Smoak's Contracts or trade a middle infielder somehow named Diaz or Travis. Maybe they can use Drury has the back up left fielder. Or maybe the jays just keep him in AAA to delay his Free Agency Clock.
Travis - Starting 2B
Gurriel Jr - Back up Infielder who will still get 500 At bats somehow
Diaz (I think he'll be traded as we have too many infielders unless drury becomes the 4th outfielder)
Tulo - Starting SS gotta play to get traded - hopefully
Morales - DH
Solarte - 3B Starter unless Traded
Drury - Back up 3B/2B/OF and will manage to get 450 AB somehow
Maille (Released or sent to Triple AAA due to log Jam of Catchers, unless Martin, Jansen and or Mcguire get injured or completely suck during Spring Training)
Jansen - Begins season as Back up will receive 40% of the starts
Martin - Begins season as Starting C will receive 60% of the starts
McGuire - AAA - Someones gotta do it.
Urena - AAA - Unless someone gets injured

Outfielders = 4 once spring training is completed

CF: Pillar (Arbitration)
RF: Grichuk - Under control
LF = Spring Training Battle between the following: Hernandez vs Mckinney vs Cheap Free Agent here (Leonys Martin, Maybin, Austin Jackson etc)
Back Up = Spring Training Battle between the following: Hernandez vs Mckinney vs Cheap Free Agent here (Leonys Martin, Maybin, Austin Jackson etc)

Starting Pitchers = 5 Once spring training is completed

RHP: Stroman, Sanchez, Free Agent (Chris Tillman, Cahill, Eovaldi, Anibal Sanchez,etc)
LHP: Borucki, Panone or Free Agent (Brett Anderson, Ryu, Happ, etc)

Relief Pitchers = 8

RHP: Tepera, Free Agent x2?, Gaviglio (longman?)
LHP: Mayza, Free Agent?, Panone (longman?)
CP: Giles
Final 1- 3 bullpen spots will be determined by Spring Training Battles
Barnes, Petricka, and some free agents like Clippard, Axford, Loup, lol

Jays have got to find a way to move some bodies (preferrably for some pitching) because we have a bunch of guys in the minors who will need a position to play at in the next 1-2 years.
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Cubs out. Sometimes you wonder if it's worth to be in the playoffs than lose in the WC game. They should really make this a best out of 3 followed by a 5, 5 and 7.
Anyone see the hug? Don't how the runner at 1st wasn't called out, should have been interference. If the Rockies had lost the game there, the hug would have been the controversial play.
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Goodluck and Godspeed to Liam Hendriks tonight.

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