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2020 Blue Jays General Season Thread

Started by hockeyfan1, February 19, 2020, 01:40:48 AM

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hockeyfan1

Ladie and Gentlemen, Everyone...your 2020 Toronto Blue Jays.  Spring Training edition.


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hockeyfan1

Blue Jays Spring Training roster:  (Includes 40-man roster & NRI (Non-roster invitees).

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Toronto_Blue_Jays_roster

Blue Jays begin their Grapefruit League schedule Saturday Feb. 22.
Here's a good synopsis of what Jays fans can expect to see:
https://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/blue-jays-2020-spring-training-players-stories-watch/

Highlander

Big Nate Pearson just threw his first BP session and supposedly the guys were gasping at his 104MPH fastball. Out of his (I think it was 40 pitches), Walker said not one would have been a base hit.

Why is the consensus that Nate has to start the season in Buffalo?  Heck, this kid is already 23 and would have been in the bigs for sure this year without that freak injury two years back.  His work ethic is off the charts and maturity level is in place.

I say that Nate should be with the team on Opening Day and create some excitement around this team that has been sorely lacking for a long time (outside of the debut of Vlad, Biggio and Bichette last year). Time to get the boys rolling and build back an exciting Blue Jays team... I am ready for some baseball.
"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
                                           Sunryn Suzuki

The Empire

#3
Quote from: Highlander on February 22, 2020, 03:14:45 PM
Big Nate Pearson just threw his first BP session and supposedly the guys were gasping at his 104MPH fastball. Out of his (I think it was 40 pitches), Walker said not one would have been a base hit.

Why is the consensus that Nate has to start the season in Buffalo?  Heck, this kid is already 23 and would have been in the bigs for sure this year without that freak injury two years back.  His work ethic is off the charts and maturity level is in place.

I say that Nate should be with the team on Opening Day and create some excitement around this team that has been sorely lacking for a long time (outside of the debut of Vlad, Biggio and Bichette last year). Time to get the boys rolling and build back an exciting Blue Jays team... I am ready for some baseball.

Agree.  At almost 24 he belongs in the majors but with 4 veterans already slotted in that leaves only the 1 open spot.  We have 2 injury prone starters in the rotation so my guess is they will start him in Buffalo and then call him up when Ryu or Shoemaker go down.

hockeyfan1

Matt Shoemaker on the mound...

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hockeyfan1

#5
The Jays are currently 6 and 2.

Here are some Spring Training stats:
https://www.espn.com/mlb/team/stats/_/name/tor

Alford is the strikeout king while Tellez is having a whale of a time.

Nate Pearson continues to shine.

https://jaysjournal.com/2020/03/02/blue-jays-nate-pearson-difference-playoff-push/

Highlander

I actually think we may surprise if our pitching remains healthy.  Some of these guys in Spring Training are really hitting the ball well.
"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
                                           Sunryn Suzuki

L K

Quote from: Highlander on March 02, 2020, 08:33:01 PM
I actually think we may surprise if our pitching remains healthy.  Some of these guys in Spring Training are really hitting the ball well.

ST means nothing until like the final week.  Guys are feasting off MiLB pichers.

Highlander

Quote from: L K on March 02, 2020, 10:06:20 PM
Quote from: Highlander on March 02, 2020, 08:33:01 PM
I actually think we may surprise if our pitching remains healthy.  Some of these guys in Spring Training are really hitting the ball well.

ST means nothing until like the final week.  Guys are feasting off MiLB pichers.
More in reference to the upgrade in pitching.  Hope Shoemaker can stay healthy, looks like he has picked up where he left off when he was injured last year.
"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
                                           Sunryn Suzuki

L K

New report saying the Astros players were telling pitchers after games that they stole signs that the pitcher was telegraphing pitches.  These guys are absolutely disgusting.

Nik


Wasn't that always what they said about Darvish in the World Series? That the Astros beat him up so badly because he was telegraphing his stuff?
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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The Empire

They are disgusting.  For those that haven't seen the Rosenthal / Correa interview.  Must watch.  They are the victims.  LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjYEJ8XSXto

Highlander

Quote from: The Empire on March 07, 2020, 10:04:37 PM
They are disgusting.  For those that haven't seen the Rosenthal / Correa interview.  Must watch.  They are the victims.  LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjYEJ8XSXto
Cheating in any professional sport should be made a Federal Offence punishable by Federal terms.
The Astros that can be proven to have known and took place in this travesty should be banished from the game in lieu of jail time. Not slap on the hand one year suspensions.
"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
                                           Sunryn Suzuki

Nik

#13
I really don't get working yourself into a lather over the morality of this stuff, especially considering Baseball's historical winking eye towards cheating. With steroids the whole thing was it was separate because it involved dangerous drugs that players might have felt pressure to use. This doesn't. Sign stealing is as old as the game and while the use of technology crosses the line between a violation of the rules and not, it doesn't make it some terrible ethical crime.

The problem here is with the lousy decision by MLB to not really take a sledgehammer to the Astros and their "championship" as a punishment. But the efforts to rig the scales in your favour is as old as baseball itself. They got caught, we know they're frauds, MLB messed up the punishment.
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

hockeyfan1

Well, about time we see some Vladdy histrionics (cures boredom). 😁

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