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Quote from: Guilt Trip on February 08, 2020, 11:02:10 PMUgh the Hurricanes won in a shootout. From what I gather James Reimer could potentially become their #1 goalie.Quote from: AvroArrow on February 08, 2020, 10:46:36 PMColumbus lost as well. So did the Isles and Carolina is currently losing to Vegas. Going to go down to the wire.
Pittsburgh did us a favour by beating Florida tonight.
Quote from: Frycer14 on January 23, 2020, 08:08:51 PMThe team is in an interesting position this season and I don't envy Dubas in terms of the decisions he's going to have to make. What he does at the deadline is going to have lasting consequences. With more cap space opening up next season, the Leafs are in a good position to sell off some assets at this year's deadline, and then go for it next season. The injury to Reilly is especially brutal. I'm quite wary about pulling off some type of blockbuster trades and going for it this year. It's too risky IMO. The team has been too inconsistent and their defence is especially weak with their two top defenders out injured right now.
I just checked out the standings. The Leafs are in serious trouble trying to make back ground on teams like Carolina and Florida with an already poor defence pretty much decimated... Reilly was having a bad year, but despite that he was probably still their best overall defenceman. Muzzin isn't going to be at full speed for weeks.
If I was a leafs fan, I'd hope that by the trade deadline, if they aren't in a playoff position, at the very least they trade Barrie to recoup a first round pick. For them to miss and have given up all of those picks is a disaster; I wonder if pride won't get in the way of cutting bait.
Quote from: Nik Bethune on November 10, 2019, 03:17:57 PMDrafting well relies on your scouts. Developing players well is a team effort. If those are your reasons for liking Shapiro and Atkins, all I can say is "wow".Quote from: sickbeast on November 10, 2019, 03:10:48 PM
The team is a hot mess. They desperately need pitching and they let a guy like Tepera walk. If that was their plan they should have traded him long ago.
Yeah, again, a "Guy like Tepera" meaning what? A relief pitcher with a career ERA of 3.64? As we saw with Hudson last year, guys like Tepera can be signed off the scrap heap literally whenever the Jays want. It's genuinely meaningless.Quote from: sickbeast on November 10, 2019, 03:10:48 PM
I keep telling you that Tepera is the straw that broke the camel's back for me. I guess you don't remember what happened with Donaldson, Bautista, and Encarnacion, just to name a few players.
No, I remember all of that and didn't want to rehash old arguments. It's just genuinely shocking to me that since the Stroman trade we've seen real meaningful evidence of this management team's ability to draft and develop good young players and the Jays look set for at least the next 5 years in the infield and behind the plate and none of that bought enough goodwill to outweigh...not getting anything for Ryan Tepera.
But, once more, ok. Don't cheer for the Jays then. Their loss, I suppose.
Quote from: Nik Bethune on November 10, 2019, 02:51:23 PMThe team is a hot mess. They desperately need pitching and they let a guy like Tepera walk. If that was their plan they should have traded him long ago.Quote from: sickbeast on November 10, 2019, 02:22:27 PM
I said Tepera was the last straw. The Jays had a star studded roster under AA. Shapiro and Atkins parlayed those players into sweet nothing, pretty much.
Why would you have expected the Jays to get much of anything for a relief pitcher who was hurt this year and not particularly effective when he wasn't hurt? Why would that mean more to you and what the team is doing with their rebuild than the actual players on the team they're developing?
At Tepera's absolute best he probably fetches a middling prospect the way someone like Hudson did this year. If that's going to make or break your fandom...
Again, alright. You are free to stop following this team full of exciting young players for whatever reason you want.