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Posted 02 September 2018 - 06:47 AM
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.
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.
Posted 05 September 2018 - 07:56 AM
Terrible asset management. Could have gotten through a rebuild a couple years faster with smarter trades.
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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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.
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.
Edited by grantpalin, 26 September 2018 - 07:21 PM.
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.
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.
Edited by grantpalin, 27 October 2018 - 01:14 PM.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Posted 22 January 2019 - 09:39 PM
The baseball hall of fame ballot was completed today.
Former Blue Jays pitcher Roy "Doc" Halladay made it in. Though he played for a time for the Phillies, it is expected he will go into the hall as a Blue Jay (second to Roberto Alomar) since that was his previously expressed desire, and he retired as a Blue Jay.
Also voted in were Mariano Rivera, Edgar Martinez, and Mike Mussina.
Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:45 PM
At the conclusion of the Mariners-Athletics series in Japan, Mariners great Ichiro Suzuki announced his retirement from the game. He will remain with the Mariners organization in some capacity. He is age 45 and made his MLB debut in 2001 - 18 years past.
He had quite a positive reception and sendoff on the field. He's big in Japan. Yuuuge even.
Edited by grantpalin, 21 March 2019 - 09:47 PM.
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