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Started by Deebo, May 25, 2016, 02:07:14 PM

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Joe

#15
Is it in Russell Martin's contract that he can't ever smile?

Bill_Berg_is_sad

Quote from: Joe S. on May 31, 2016, 10:15:50 PM
Is it Russell Martin's contract that he can't ever smile?

He's allowed to grimace if he gets hit by a pitch. 


hockeyfan1

The Jays are  5.5 GBL Baltimore in the American League East. Toronto is also just 2.5 games from first (Boston) in the AL wildcard race.


The Blue Jays currently rank 17th in MLB with 255 runs scored and are on pace to finish with 677. Through 61 games last season, the Blue Jays had scored 325 runs en route to finishing with an MLB-best 891 -- 127 more than the next best team. Toronto also ranks 26th in team average (.234) in 2016 after finishing second in baseball at .269 in 2015.

Jays President  Mark Shapiro apparently unhappy about it.


http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/shapiro-expects-blue-jays-struggling-offence/

Captain Canuck

Not the best Jays debut, but still pretty cool to see Guelph's Scott Diamond in a Jays uniform! Been able to follow him around a little bit over the years...few IBL games with the Royals, then saw him beat the Jays in Minnesota a few years back (7 shutout innings) and went to a
game in Rochester when he was with the Red Wings.
With the Jays desperate for a reliable lefty arm out of the pen, hopefully Scott can make the most of his opportunity.

Al14

Quote from: hockeyfan1 on June 10, 2016, 01:14:54 AM
The Jays are  5.5 GBL Baltimore in the American League East. Toronto is also just 2.5 games from first (Boston) in the AL wildcard race.


The Blue Jays currently rank 17th in MLB with 255 runs scored and are on pace to finish with 677. Through 61 games last season, the Blue Jays had scored 325 runs en route to finishing with an MLB-best 891 -- 127 more than the next best team. Toronto also ranks 26th in team average (.234) in 2016 after finishing second in baseball at .269 in 2015.

Jays President  Mark Shapiro apparently unhappy about it.


http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/shapiro-expects-blue-jays-struggling-offence/

So he should be!  Jays are just an average baseball team this season.

hockeyfan1

Quote from: Al14 on June 15, 2016, 03:22:58 PM
Quote from: hockeyfan1 on June 10, 2016, 01:14:54 AM
The Jays are  5.5 GBL Baltimore in the American League East. Toronto is also just 2.5 games from first (Boston) in the AL wildcard race.


The Blue Jays currently rank 17th in MLB with 255 runs scored and are on pace to finish with 677. Through 61 games last season, the Blue Jays had scored 325 runs en route to finishing with an MLB-best 891 -- 127 more than the next best team. Toronto also ranks 26th in team average (.234) in 2016 after finishing second in baseball at .269 in 2015.

Jays President  Mark Shapiro apparently unhappy about it.


http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/shapiro-expects-blue-jays-struggling-offence/

So he should be!  Jays are just an average baseball team this season.


Wonder what his original expectations were for this team?  Did anyone really think the Jays were/are going to repeat the histrionics of the past season?

Deebo

They've been playing close to .600 ball since May 1

Joe

Quote from: hockeyfan1 on June 15, 2016, 03:33:19 PM
Quote from: Al14 on June 15, 2016, 03:22:58 PM
Quote from: hockeyfan1 on June 10, 2016, 01:14:54 AM
The Jays are  5.5 GBL Baltimore in the American League East. Toronto is also just 2.5 games from first (Boston) in the AL wildcard race.


The Blue Jays currently rank 17th in MLB with 255 runs scored and are on pace to finish with 677. Through 61 games last season, the Blue Jays had scored 325 runs en route to finishing with an MLB-best 891 -- 127 more than the next best team. Toronto also ranks 26th in team average (.234) in 2016 after finishing second in baseball at .269 in 2015.

Jays President  Mark Shapiro apparently unhappy about it.


http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/shapiro-expects-blue-jays-struggling-offence/

So he should be!  Jays are just an average baseball team this season.


Wonder what his original expectations were for this team?  Did anyone really think the Jays were/are going to repeat the histrionics of the past season?

Histrionics?

Heroic Shrimp

Quote from: Joe S. on June 15, 2016, 07:24:43 PM
Quote from: hockeyfan1 on June 15, 2016, 03:33:19 PM
Quote from: Al14 on June 15, 2016, 03:22:58 PM
Quote from: hockeyfan1 on June 10, 2016, 01:14:54 AM
The Jays are  5.5 GBL Baltimore in the American League East. Toronto is also just 2.5 games from first (Boston) in the AL wildcard race.


The Blue Jays currently rank 17th in MLB with 255 runs scored and are on pace to finish with 677. Through 61 games last season, the Blue Jays had scored 325 runs en route to finishing with an MLB-best 891 -- 127 more than the next best team. Toronto also ranks 26th in team average (.234) in 2016 after finishing second in baseball at .269 in 2015.

Jays President  Mark Shapiro apparently unhappy about it.


http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/shapiro-expects-blue-jays-struggling-offence/

So he should be!  Jays are just an average baseball team this season.


Wonder what his original expectations were for this team?  Did anyone really think the Jays were/are going to repeat the histrionics of the past season?

Histrionics?

You know, the way they so theatrically craved attention.
Supersize my Freedom Fries

L K

MLB slide rule: Start the slide before the bag.  Slide in the line of the bag.  Don't slide past the bag.

Pillar managed to get called out on replay for this rule while doing those three things.  Baseball is absolutely broken.

Gerald The Duck

Quote from: L K on June 16, 2016, 08:09:03 PM
MLB slide rule: Start the slide before the bag.  Slide in the line of the bag.  Don't slide past the bag.

Pillar managed to get called out on replay for this rule while doing those three things.  Baseball is absolutely broken.

Yup stupidest rule I've ever seen. What else could Pillar have done there? The only reason Pillar made any contact with the second baseman is because he stuck his leg directly in Pillar's path. Just beyond comprehension.

Bill_Berg_is_sad

Not that I like it, but after the 4 slide rules, hit the dirt first, don't slide over the bag, etc... there is a no roll block rule, which is apparantly what they thought he did. So that at least comforts me in the sense that they're applying the rules correctly, the rules still stink though.

Then I was thinking. Don't slide. Just run up to the bag. The infielder throwing to second will have to throw around you. Can't call an illegal slide for that.

bustaheims

#27
Quote from: Bill_Berg on June 16, 2016, 09:13:58 PM
Then I was thinking. Don't slide. Just run up to the bag. The infielder throwing to second will have to throw around you. Can't call an illegal slide for that.

I'm not 100% sure, but, I think that, as part of these new rules, players have to slide if it's going to be a close enough play.

I understand the spirit of the rule and I'm all for protecting players from concussions, but, clearly, there's still a ways to go for them to find the right balance here. The takeout slide is part of the game. You can setup the rules to allow it and protect the fielder at the same time.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Captain Canuck

Jays pounded O's Mike Wright into submission tonight, that's what he gets for lipping off!  8)

Bill_Berg_is_sad

Quote from: Captain Canuck on June 17, 2016, 08:38:26 PM
Jays pounded O's Mike Wright into submission tonight, that's what he gets for lipping off!  8)

Lipping off is a stretch, but I did enjoy the peppering.

Can we say the Jays offense is back yet?