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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2021, 10:32:47 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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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2021, 10:44:53 AM »
Ummmm, sweet?

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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.

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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2021, 10:47:33 AM »

Feels unlikely he'd be the only one with that news but you never know.
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« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2021, 11:04:37 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.

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« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2021, 11:20:57 AM »
Keith Law's dislike of Cavan Biggio is amusing.

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« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2021, 11:35:03 AM »
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.
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« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2021, 11:53:53 AM »
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Now this has legs.
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« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2021, 11:58:05 AM »
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Now this has legs.

Some fine legs indeed.  What a 24 hour move on the offseason. 

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« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2021, 12:03:45 PM »
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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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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2021, 01:30:13 PM »
Time to fire Hazel May


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« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2021, 01:46:08 PM »
Time to fire Hazel May


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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« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2021, 01:49:37 PM »
We just signed Springer, good for the Jays and Rogers are willing to spend the $$$$$$
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« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2021, 04:07:41 PM »
Time to fire Hazel May


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.

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« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2021, 04:14:25 PM »
Well that's disappointing.  Mostly because it takes away a good avenue to improve the rotation.  Back on the Bauer + Walker train for me.

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« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2021, 05:01:38 PM »
Springer is a much larger signing than Brantley.  And Brantley is 33 at least Springer is 31.
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