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#441 jonny

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 06:47 AM

I like Happ, but let somebody else give him a deal they'll regret in 2 years.

#442 Wayne

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 06:34 AM

Donaldson for a player to named later!

 

One of the best players to put on a Blue Jay uniform (ever) and one of 2 Jays to be named MVP.

 

Not sure what the Jays organization is thinking but a rebuild does not equal fire sale.

 

Not one decent trade recently.



#443 jonny

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 07:51 AM

They're doing exactly what they should be doing. I love it. Their only mistake was not trading Donaldson last off season. 



#444 lanforod

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 07:56 AM

Terrible asset management. Could have gotten through a rebuild a couple years faster with smarter trades.



#445 grantpalin

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 08:03 AM

I do feel that the rebuild should have started at the midseason point last year when it was obvious the way things were going. To be fair to management, they couldn't have foreseen Donaldson's ongoing injury issue this year, or Osuna getting into trouble. It's thought that management were trying to avoid losing ticket sales by not trading away the big names. Look where that's landed them.


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#446 Wayne

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 06:52 PM

http://www.msn.com/e...aH?ocid=DELLDHP

Ouch.

"Blue Jays headed for dramatic payroll cut"

#447 Wayne

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 06:31 PM

Very surprised at the pitching on the Jays,  All young pitchers, doing extremely well.

 

Borucki, Pannone and Reid-Foley. Next year ( here we go again), this with Sanchez and Stroman healthy.

 

What an year that could be!

 

And I was pessimist.



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Posted 26 September 2018 - 07:21 PM

Roberto Osuna's legal matter was resolved with him signing a one-year peace bond. The prosecution decided that a guilty verdict was unlikely due to the key witness - Osuna's girlfriend - having returned to Mexico and indicated her disinterest in testifying. We may never know what happened or what didn't, but the book on this saga is closed, at least if Osuna stays out of trouble for the next year.


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#449 grantpalin

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 08:07 PM

Also, Gibbons and the Blue Jays are parting ways after this season ends. Gibbons has said before that he doesn't want to manage a rebuilding team, which is very much what the Jays are doing. He got a good sendoff at today's game - helps that he got a win for his final home game. He also has a winning record as Blue Jays manager.



#450 Wayne

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 11:32 AM

https://www.msn.com/...b9&ocid=DELLDHP

 

Blue Jays players report card.  Some brutal honesty here.


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#451 Wayne

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 06:42 AM

Merryweather (7-9 with a 5.32 ERA) for Donaldson.

https://www.mlb.com/...ans/c-297151836

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 01:13 PM

Last night featured the longest world series game in history, by both innings (18) and time (7:20). Both teams will be pretty gassed going into tonight's game (game 4). The series record is currently Red Sox 2, Dodgers 1, so there will be at least a game five tomorrow night.


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#453 grantpalin

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 07:59 PM

The Red Sox defeat the Dodgers for the 2018 World Series. Former Blue Jay Steve Pearce is named World Series MVP.



#454 Wayne

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 07:19 AM

The Red Sox played very good.

 

Great for Steve Pearce.



#455 grantpalin

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 12:32 PM

Out of nowhere, the Blue Jays have released Troy Tulowitski, making him a free agent. It does make sense given the number of infielders the team has or will have in the not-too-far future, as well as Tulo's tendency to be injured. The team is getting younger quickly.

 

Blue Jays are still responsible for the remainder of the contract - $20M for 2019, $14M for 2020, and $4M buyout for 2021. Total of $38M.



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:07 PM

Blue Jays traded Russell Martin (final contract year, $20M [of which the Jays are likely paying most]) to the Dodgers in return for minor league SS and RHP.

 

Sorry to see Russell go, but it does free up a spot on the Jays' roster and opens up playing time for Danny Jansen.



#457 Wayne

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:20 PM

That's 50+ million the Blue Jays ate in these past two dealings. 

 

Tulo was quickly picked up by the Yankees at a bargain.

 

The Score predicts the Blue Jays will have one of the worst records in 2019.

 

https://www.thescore...lb/news/1673876



#458 grantpalin

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 12:12 AM

Ya, this year and next will probably not be great for the Jays, while the young players get more experience and mature into the game. The average team age has dropped drastically, and the Jays have effectively shed a google amount of contract obligations. They're making some smart contracts lately for one- and two-year gap-fillers.

 

I figure that come 2021, the Jays should be hot stuff again and have a competitive window of at least a few years. A lot of fans don't understand is this is how a serious rebuild works, as evidenced by comments on Facebook and elsewhere.

 

Interestingly I learned elsewhere today that the only time the Blue Jays finished last in the league was 1995, tied with the Twins at 56-88. Not expecting that they will be quite that bad this year!



 



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