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2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread

Started by Nik, January 19, 2021, 06:54:54 PM

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Nik

Quote from: OldTimeHockey on January 20, 2021, 08:27:07 AM
Any chance it opens the door for other big names to be interested in Toronto again?

Between this and the Ryu signing I'm not sure you could fairly say that big name free agents are less interested in Toronto than any other team as a rule and I don't know how many more guys like that you could credibly expect the Jays to sign.

But, you know, if the Jays start winning and they have more money to spend...sure.
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L K

Ummmm, sweet?

https://twitter.com/DOBrienATL/status/1351904034182098945

He's a beat writer for the Braves and writes for the Athletic.  So not sure if he is just confusing Brantley with Springer but there have been rumblings of the Jays getting both Brantley/Springer as a package.

Nik


Feels unlikely he'd be the only one with that news but you never know.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
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L K

Quote from: Nik on January 20, 2021, 11:47:33 AM

Feels unlikely he'd be the only one with that news but you never know.

Yeah, mostly likely.  There haven't been any corroborations or clarifications.  Probably was just a mixup but still, those rumours are out there.  Would be a great addition especially given the trades it would also necessitate.

L K

Keith Law's dislike of Cavan Biggio is amusing.

Nik

Quote from: L K on January 20, 2021, 12:04:37 PM
Yeah, mostly likely.  There haven't been any corroborations or clarifications.  Probably was just a mixup but still, those rumours are out there.  Would be a great addition especially given the trades it would also necessitate.

Maybe. I think the only guy you'd have to trade there is Grichuk and I don't think he's valuable enough to land a big piece. Yeah you could move Gurriel and use Brantley in Left as opposed to DHing but that feels like a downgrade. And even then, unless you're seriously planning on Kirk as an everyday Catcher you don't have a spot for him in the line-up.

I get the appeal of using Gurriel to try to land a pitcher better than any of the FA's available(except Bauer, who I don't want anyway) but I might rather the Jays try to sign Taijuan Walker and/or James Paxton and roll with the line-up as is.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Nik

I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

L K


bustaheims

Quote from: Nik on January 20, 2021, 12:53:53 PM
https://twitter.com/thehazelmae/status/1351935496629460999

Now this has legs.

The Jays lineup is getting scary for opposing pitchers, for sure. Brantley adds another solid all-around bat, while being a reasonable defender, as well (not good - pretty close to average, which is still an upgrade for the most part). Another starting pitcher or two, and some depth adds here and there, and we're in good place for the coming season.
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bustaheims

Quote from: L K on January 20, 2021, 02:30:13 PM
Time to fire Hazel May

https://twitter.com/thehazelmae/status/1351956672013598725

Could be just semantics, as the deal is contingent on passing a physical or has only been agreed to in principle, etc.
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Highlander

We just signed Springer, good for the Jays and Rogers are willing to spend the $$$$$$
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bustaheims

Quote from: bustaheims on January 20, 2021, 02:46:08 PM
Quote from: L K on January 20, 2021, 02:30:13 PM
Time to fire Hazel May

https://twitter.com/thehazelmae/status/1351956672013598725

Could be just semantics, as the deal is contingent on passing a physical or has only been agreed to in principle, etc.

Or not. Appears as though he's staying in Houston.

https://twitter.com/MarkBermanFox26/status/1351998674801479684
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

L K

Well that's disappointing.  Mostly because it takes away a good avenue to improve the rotation.  Back on the Bauer + Walker train for me.

Highlander

Springer is a much larger signing than Brantley.  And Brantley is 33 at least Springer is 31.
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