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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2018/2019 Goal Predictions
« on: Yesterday at 01:12:45 AM »
Matthews   55
Tavares      40
Nylander    30
Marner       28
Marleau     27
Kadri          26

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Starting Pitchers:
Monday September 17  7pm
Ryan Borucki RH (Blue Jays)  3-4  4.26 ERA  vs  TBD

Tuesday September 18  7pm
Aaron Sanchez RH (Blue Jays)  4-6  4.90 ERA  vs  Dylan Bundy RH (Orioles)  9-10  5.01 ERA

Wednesday September 19  7pm
Sam Gaviglio LH (Blue Jays)  3-8  5.25 ERA  vs  Luis Ortiz RH (Orioles)  0-1  15.43 ERA

All games on SN & SN590.


Source:  MLB.com


The Toronto Blue Jays visit Oriole Park at Camden Yards for a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles.

The Os, well we all know where they sit in the A.L.East, actually in all of baseball.  Gotta feel for them somewhat for being given the diatinction as Major League baseball's worst team this year.

The Blue Jays are flying high after taking two of three in their most recent road series against the Yankees.

Some good stuff came out of these wins, no not the 11-0 debacle of Game 1 in New York, but the ensuing victories.  The young pitching prospects -- Thomas Pannone & Sean-Reid Foley-- shone.
They received offensive support which helped contribute to the overall picture. 

What some of the Jays youngsters have shown so far (both pitching and offence) is uplifting. 

Hope to see more of it for the rest of the season going into next.

LET'S GO BLUE JAYS!

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The Blue Jays beat the Yankees Sunday afternoon 3-2 with starter Thomas Pannone getting the win.

https://youtu.be/YSoZP1fGha4


On Saturday it was another of the Jays young pitching prospects, Sean-Reid Foley who had quite the day at Yankee Stadium, in maintaining a 5-0 lead all the way up to the fifth inning...then the fun began...

...with the Jays leading a solid 8-1 in the eighth, who 'da thunk it that they'd blow the lead.  Yep, Yankees came back plus a Gtand Slammer to boot but fell just short of the mark as the Jays hung on for the win.   Whew!

https://youtu.be/xeal4avoF6g

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: September 16, 2018, 05:07:54 PM »
As was referenced here by the link posted to The article by The Athletic on RFAs/Nylander situation, an RFA does not have leeway in contract negotiations which in part explains why many of the RFAs mentioned were "underpaid".  The longer it sits out, the better for the team and not the player.

It looks more like the Nylander situation will drag out way into the month going into next -- usually the case with other holdout RFAs as examples.

This is probably not lost on Nylander:
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RFAs in their young 20s who produced around a point per game in their contract year have historically earned at least 10 per cent of the salary cap when they sign a long-term extension, with most forwards earning closer to 11 per cent.

But...

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Over the past decade, every forward who scored at a 0.90 point-per-game rate in their contract year earned at least 10 per cent of the salary cap at the time of their long-term extension. The only two exceptions are Gaudreau and Pastrnak.

This works to the Leafs' advantage:
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Forwards who score in the 0.60 points-per-game range tend to be worth around 6.5 per cent of the salary cap on average. With the salary cap rising to $73-million in 2016-17, thats roughly $4.7-million, which is right around what Nazem Kadri signed for that offseason (a contract that has turned into quite the sweetheart deal for Toronto.

Many players of Nylander's age do not peak until a few years later which means the best is yet to come from Nylander in the point production category.

My conclusion:
$6.95-7.5M/6/7yrs with a ch @ 8.5% is not unreasonable.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official Technology Thread
« on: September 15, 2018, 08:11:12 AM »
Apple introduces three new iPhones:

https://youtu.be/1kQ-mWgyZSQ

Compare Xs & Xs Max models in 3D:
https://www.hotspot3d.com

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: Raptors close to acquiring Kawhi Leonard
« on: September 14, 2018, 11:27:00 PM »
The "introductory" press conference will be on September 21st -- for both Leonard & Green-- where they will be officially introduced to the media.

Should be interesting to gauge Leonard and what impression he gives.

Sorry, you are correct.  He didn't make an appearance at the press conference but there was a picture that showed him in Toronto on July 20th with Bobby Webster and Masai Ujiri.


You mean this one:



He actually looked okay though not particularly upbeat for the moment as compared to Ujiri or Webster.

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: Raptors close to acquiring Kawhi Leonard
« on: September 14, 2018, 11:08:22 PM »
The "introductory" press conference will be on September 21st -- for both Leonard & Green-- where they will be officially introduced to the media.

Should be interesting to gauge Leonard and what impression he gives, and of course, answer questions.

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Killer, Sit, & Captain Crunch:


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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« on: September 14, 2018, 05:21:37 AM »

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Starting Pitchers:
Friday September 14  7pm
Marco Estrada RH (Blue Jays)  7-11  5.32 ERA  vs  Masahiro Tanaka RH (Yankees)  11-5  3.61 ERA

Saturday September 15  4pm
Thomas Pannone LH (Blue Jays)  2-1  4.13 ERA  vs  CC Sabathia LH (Yankees)  7-6  3.54 ERA

Sunday September 16  1pm
Ryan Borucki LH (Blue Jays)  3-4  4.26 ERA  vs  Lance Lynn RH (Yankees)  9-10  5.01 ERA

All games on SN & SN590.


Source:  theStar.com, MLB.com, FOXsports


The Blue Jays ( 66-81) venture to Yankee Stadium to partake in a three-game series against the Bronx Bombers, the NYYankees (90-56).

The Yankees, a solid second in the A.L. East division 10.0 GBL Boston R3d Sox, and 1.5 G ahead of the Oakland A's for the WC spot.

As for the Blue Jays, they got swept three straight against the Bosox in their most recent road series, not much in the way of positives, yet the scores were close in the last two games of that series.

Rowdy Tellez continues to impress having batted .409 and an 1.298 OPS.  This shows that the kids are soing alright but the pitching remains very much a trial & error baptismal fire of sorts for the Jays young arms.  Ah well, nothing quite like a learning curve.

LET'S GO BLUE JAYS!

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« on: September 14, 2018, 05:03:10 AM »
The Blue Jays blow the game, make that Yangervis Solarte,  the third baseman who failed to get a glove on an  innocuous pop-up in the eighth inning.  Jays lose 4--3.

With the Jays having tied the game, first on a Lourdes Gurriel Jr. solo homer, then on some timely bad Boston pitching.  After that came Solarte's faux pas in the ninth.

https://youtu.be/9h53GIpFAMM


The opposite of Wednesday night's game in which the Jays starter Aaron Sanchez pitched a duel against the Bosox' (and ex-Jay) David Price. 

The Jays lost 1-0; but had something to cheer about as Rowdy Tellez set a MLB record not seen since 1913, in hitting seven doubles in seven games.
The other positive was seeing Sanchez being injury-free, as meaning no recurrence of his blistered finger problems.

https://youtu.be/FJegdKu930I

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: Raptors close to acquiring Kawhi Leonard
« on: September 14, 2018, 04:35:23 AM »
Three cheers for Danny Green.  Why he thinks Kawhi will like playing in Toronto, even after Leonard made it clear (via other sources) that he intends to be a Laker after this season:

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I dont know where his mind is at for the future. I cant predict or tell you. I can just tell you that the city of Toronto is gonna be hard to turn down after being there, Green explained on his Inside the Green Room podcast. Ive been going every summer for the past 10-plus years. Its a great city and the fans are amazing.

More:
https://sports.yahoo.com/danny-green-toronto-gonna-hard-turn-kawhi-leonard-033510339.html

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2018 MLB Thread
« on: September 14, 2018, 04:05:36 AM »
As many know, Shapiro's explanation for management's decision on the non September callup of the Jays Guerrero Jr., was laced with a load of verbal bloatware.  This has been a trend in MLB for teams to take back a year of a prospect's service time, leading to speculation that, unless a solution is found that is compatible for all sides, it will be a contentious issue and part of the next strike should there be one.

Some solutions put forth by player agents could be modeled after the NFL or NBA CBA agreements, or even the NHL's.  However, there are plenty of complications (including international implications) and it demonstrates the sport of baseball to be a complicated one.  Convoluted, if it may be called that, as the only pro league of the big four -- NBA, NFL, & NHL -- that can't come up with a winnable and compromising solution for all.


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General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: September 14, 2018, 03:29:39 AM »
The return was better then what NYI for Tavares.


At least, Ottawa wins the superstar trade war, not that there ever was one but in the theoretical sense only.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: John Tavares is a Maple Leaf
« on: September 14, 2018, 02:26:59 AM »
Ah, we have a new poster -- "Welcome to the boreds... :D er, boards, Goaliedave31!"  :)

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« on: September 11, 2018, 03:03:05 AM »

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Starting Pitchers:
Tuesday September 11  7pm
Ryan Borucki LH (Blue Jays)  3-4  4.39 ERA  vs  Chris Sale LH (Red Sox)  12-4  1.97 ERA

Wednesday September 12  7pm
Aaron Sanchez RH (Blue Jays)  4-5  45.17 ERA  vs  David Price LH (R3d Sox)  14-6  3.57 ERA

Thursday September 13  7pm
Sam Gaviglio RH (Blue Jays)  3-8  5
52 ERA  vs  Edoardo Rodriguez LH (Red Sox)  12-3  3.34 ERA

All games on SN & SN590.


Source:  MLB.com, theStar.com,  ESPN.com


The Blue Jays (66-78) visit Fenway Park in Boston for a three-game tilt against the  Red Sox (98-46).

The Bosox are far and away the best team in baseball -- they own the best w/l record in the Major leagues.  They occupy first in the A.L. East,; 8.0 G ahead of the second-place NYYankees.

The Blue Jays just came off a split of their most recent home series versus the Cleveland Indians.

The Jays Billy McKinney, the youbg prospect who was acquired in the J.A  Happ trade with the Yankees earlier in the season,, has shown to be quite the capable  hitter & left fielder, is batting .348 with having reached base eighteen straight games.

Toronto will be embarking on a nine game road stand.

LET'S GO BLUE JAYS!

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