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Offline OldTimeHockey

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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #300 on: July 18, 2021, 06:28:57 AM »

Sad to see that all the goofing around at the All-Star game has really disrupted Vladdy's game.

The bat speed is incredible. That 2nd homer yesterday was impressive.

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« Reply #301 on: July 18, 2021, 08:17:18 AM »
I’m honestly more impressed with his eye.  It’s so rare that you see him truly lost on a swing.  Obvious he strikes out but it isn’t very often that you see him completely fooled on a pitch. 

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« Reply #302 on: July 18, 2021, 08:31:39 AM »
I’m honestly more impressed with his eye.  It’s so rare that you see him truly lost on a swing.  Obvious he strikes out but it isn’t very often that you see him completely fooled on a pitch.

His plan at the plate is also quite impressive. He's not just "swinging for the fence". He knows the situations. He knows to choke up and shorten his swing when he has two strikes.

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« Reply #303 on: July 19, 2021, 12:56:22 PM »
This is big two weeks leading up to the July 30th trade deadline. 7 games vs the Red Sox between now and then.

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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #304 on: July 19, 2021, 06:05:29 PM »


So the Jays did go overslot on their high school pick. Hopefully it's a good gamble.
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« Reply #305 on: July 19, 2021, 10:46:39 PM »
Another loss to a top team.  The Jays have done well against sub .500 teams but struggle against better opponents.  Another tough start from Stripling.  Hopefully they can get a starter before the deadline as he would be much better out of the pen as long reliever

Stripling giving a bit of a good post game press conference talking about how leaving his family behind to go to Toronto was affecting him.  It’s a young club so not a lot of families but it does have an effect as they are about to be separated after this series
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« Reply #306 on: July 29, 2021, 11:49:19 AM »

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« Reply #307 on: July 29, 2021, 11:54:41 AM »

Might be too little too late at this point but that's a solid move.  Hand can fit in as another arm in the 7th/8th inning slot.  Doesn't have a lot of swing and miss stuff but he can get outs.

Adams doesn't have a future with the team between Jansen, Kirk and Gabriel Moreno having a meteoric rise through the prospect rankings (.373/.441/.651/1.092 stat line in AA this year AND he's good defensively throws out 44% of base runners)
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« Reply #308 on: July 29, 2021, 02:17:59 PM »
Yup. Good value for the Jays there. Adams doesn’t have a full time role with the team, and might not even be a full time MLB player.
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« Reply #309 on: July 30, 2021, 12:35:48 PM »

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« Reply #310 on: July 30, 2021, 12:37:59 PM »
Big package, Martin and Woods-Richardson

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« Reply #311 on: July 30, 2021, 12:43:33 PM »
Big package, Martin and Woods-Richardson
Is this deal worth it?
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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #312 on: July 30, 2021, 12:50:38 PM »
Big package, Martin and Woods-Richardson
Is this deal worth it?

I think it's too much.

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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #313 on: July 30, 2021, 12:52:27 PM »
That's all your eggs in one trade.

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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #314 on: July 30, 2021, 12:55:22 PM »
It's definitely a big price tag, but the key for me is that Berrios is signed through 2022. So this already strengthens the rotation from day 1 of next season and worst case some assets are recouped at next year's deadline.

I don't think that a non-rental pitcher of Berrios' calibre could be acquired for anything significantly cheaper.

From what I've been reading the Jays are still deep down the middle as well.