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2020 Blue Jays General Season Thread

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Highlander

Quote from: bustaheims on November 09, 2020, 11:09:48 AM
Quote from: L K on November 09, 2020, 10:46:12 AM
As much as I would love to have the defensive upgrade of Lindor at SS, I'm worried the price will be something that isn't really worth the move.

With an extension in place, it might be. But, if he's not willing to sign on long-term, I agree. He's still young and he's an excellent all around player, but, to justify the asset cost, he'd have to be signed for at least 5 more seasons, I would think.
Tru dat, you need him in place for the run, but think we would probably have to give up Gurriel or Teoscar and probably Groshens or Kirk.. We have some players who can fill the SS role in the system.
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bustaheims

Quote from: Highlander on November 10, 2020, 01:17:43 PM
Tru dat, you need him in place for the run, but think we would probably have to give up Gurriel or Teoscar and probably Groshens or Kirk.. We have some players who can fill the SS role in the system.

Sure, but Lindor more than just fills the role. He's a legit superstar in his prime. That's not something the Jays have in the system at SS.

Will he cost a ton in assets and salary? Sure. Will he be worth it? If he sticks with the team long-term, absolutely.
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Frank E

Quote from: bustaheims on November 01, 2020, 03:11:38 PM
Quote from: Frank E on November 01, 2020, 02:59:16 PM
Anyone interested in bringing Stroman back?

I doubt he?s interested in coming back. Also, I wouldn?t sacrifice a draft pick to sign him. There are better options in the market.

Well, I guess we'll have to argue about something else now.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/mlb/article/marcus-stroman-accepts-qualifying-offer-return-mets/

bustaheims

Quote from: Frank E on November 11, 2020, 03:30:53 PM
Quote from: bustaheims on November 01, 2020, 03:11:38 PM
Quote from: Frank E on November 01, 2020, 02:59:16 PM
Anyone interested in bringing Stroman back?

I doubt he?s interested in coming back. Also, I wouldn?t sacrifice a draft pick to sign him. There are better options in the market.

Well, I guess we'll have to argue about something else now.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/mlb/article/marcus-stroman-accepts-qualifying-offer-return-mets/

Or jsut wait until next year. At least, on this particular subject.
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Nik

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L K

This would probably be the perfect time to do it if they are going to go ahead.  The Jays probably are playing in Buffalo again next year so you are minimizing your time playing outside Toronto.

bustaheims

Being able to maintain the location would be great, too. Keeps the stadium easy to get to via public transit. Terrible to drive to, but, any viable location that wouldn't be an awful drive would be terrible via public transit.
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Rob

So what we would they replace it with?  Open air or another dome?

The other domes seem to have worked out the kinks of growing grass under glass.  With our climate another dome makes sense but would cost over a billion dollars.

L K

Quote from: Rob on November 27, 2020, 01:46:42 PM
So what we would they replace it with?  Open air or another dome?

The other domes seem to have worked out the kinks of growing grass under glass.  With our climate another dome makes sense but would cost over a billion dollars.

I think you have to make it a dome unless you want it unusable during the offseason for other events.  If they are building a new stadium they are going to want a piece of the concert/travelling show scene and outdoor won't be an option.  I think we probably would end up with a non-retractable roof.


Arn

First visited the Dome in 2001 and it was feeling pretty old fashioned then. I know they did a lot of work since then, but it always didn?t quite feel right. Particularly having since been to several newer build parks. If they get the design right though it could be fantastic
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Highlander

Quote from: Rob on November 27, 2020, 01:46:42 PM
So what we would they replace it with?  Open air or another dome?

The other domes seem to have worked out the kinks of growing grass under glass.  With our climate another dome makes sense but would cost over a billion dollars.
I seem to remember in the early days sitting on the bench's at Exhibition Stadium in some pretty miserable weather for both the Jays and Argos.  Seems we survived it pretty well, although now that I am residing in an older guys body, I probably would appreciate some creature comforts.
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