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#481 grantpalin

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 04:55 PM

Trade alert!

 

The Blue Jays have traded Eric Sogard to the Rays for two players to be named later.

 

The Blue Jays have also traded Marcus Stroman to the Mets for pitchers Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson (respectively the #4 and #6 prospects in the Mets system).

 

Lastly, the Blue Jays are calling up Bo Bichette to join them in Kansas City tomorrow.

 

The deadline is this Wednesday, so there's time for other moves to happen, but Stroman was the big one.


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#482 Wayne

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 06:36 PM

Sad to see Stroman go. Even in the rebuild theme it does not make sense as he is young and has many years ahead.

 

Money could be the issue, as he is due for an huge upcoming contract.

 

Exciting game last night which flashed some of the young players potential, in their 10-9 come from behind win.



#483 jonny

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 07:12 PM

We dislike the notion of trading Stroman and am hardly thrilled with the return, but Mets fans seem mad so I hope that bodes well for the two guys we just picked up.

It’s hard to really see over the past three years what Atkins has done well. Encarnacion. Donaldson. Happ. Now Stroman all left town with not enough to show for it.

Edited by jonny, 28 July 2019 - 07:14 PM.


#484 grantpalin

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 07:22 PM

Well, the Mets do not have a great farm system, so from their point of view they gave up a lot of prospect power for a major-league pitcher. And Stroman is from Long Island, so he is effectively going home.

 

With Bichette, Biggio, and Guerrero Jr having reached the majors this year, their contracts will all be up in the same year (I think in six years), and that will be a hefty bill that I hope ownership will be willing to pay. Stroman is definitely due a large payday.



#485 grantpalin

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 07:52 PM

As for the two prospects, one is supposedly near major-league ready and the other a couple years away. It's likely the Jays have scouts watching these guys and thought them worth the trade.



#486 grantpalin

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 08:03 PM

Insight from Ken Rosenthal, who usually has pretty good insight in these matters.

 

Rival exec on #BlueJays’ return for Stroman: Don’t assume TOR could have done better because other teams (ATL, NYY, MIN) have better prospects. Buyers refusing to overpay. Jays, even with three days to deadline, evidently felt Kay and Woods-Richardson were best market would bear.

 



#487 Wayne

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 05:58 PM

Interesting stat as Vlad is getting hot. Already he is in some great company.

Most balls hit 115-plus mph, 2019:

1) Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR): 7

2. Aaron Judge (NYY): 4
3-T) Gary Sánchez (NYY): 3
3-T) C.J. Cron (MIN): 3
3-T) Nelson Cruz (MIN): 3
3-T) Pete Alonso (NYM): 3



#488 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 07:58 PM

hit his first ever triple today.

#489 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 08:00 PM

bichette continues to impress.

#490 grantpalin

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 07:41 PM

Larry Walker, from Maple Ridge BC, is the second Canadian (the first being Fergie Jenkins) to be voted into the baseball hall of fame, in his tenth and final year on the HoF ballot. He played for the Montreal Expos, Colorado Rockies, and St. Louis Cardinals. It is considered likely he will enter the HoF as a Rockies player as that is where he spent most of his career.

 

https://www.sportsne...all-fame-class/

 

Walker received 76.6 per cent of the vote by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in his 10th and final year on the ballot, narrowly surpassing the 75 per cent required for induction by just six votes.



#491 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 03:40 AM

interesting route to the bigs. he hardly played any baseball until high school.

he was a hockey goaltender.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 22 January 2020 - 03:41 AM.


#492 grantpalin

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Posted 16 March 2020 - 03:27 PM

Baseball's opening day has been postponed for eight weeks, which should be end of May.

 

https://twitter.com/...614715510296579



 



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