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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #240 on: September 29, 2016, 10:56:44 AM »
The Bullpen's imploding is going to get most of the attention but I just can't stand the smallball nonsense. Let Donaldson hit with someone on base maybe.

I think smallball is an important aspect of winning in the postseason and such, but, like with the bullpen, I'm not sure Gibbons has a good grasp of how to use it. It's to help bottom of the order guys create runs, not to move guys up 90 feet for power bats, or to help generate the winning run in extra innings, etc.
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« Reply #241 on: September 29, 2016, 04:05:55 PM »
Jays are selling tickets to a wild card tie breaker game that they could host if the Jays tie for the second wildcard spot. There seems to be about a million ways this could still theoretically play out so here's an idea... WIN GOD DAMN IT. The Jays are sole possession of the first wild position so lock it down.
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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #242 on: September 30, 2016, 09:40:15 AM »
Pivotal three-game final season series tonight against the Red Sox in Boston.

The Jays are now in a must-win mode.  Their offence needs to start rolling, and, if last night's 4-0 loss to the Orioles is any indication, it does not bode well right now for the Jays.

So...GO JAYS GO!!!

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« Reply #243 on: September 30, 2016, 04:03:22 PM »
Pivotal three-game final season series tonight against the Red Sox in Boston.

The Jays are now in a must-win mode.  Their offence needs to start rolling, and, if last night's 4-0 loss to the Orioles is any indication, it does not bode well right now for the Jays.

So...GO JAYS GO!!!
Estrada, Happ, and Sanchez lined up for BOS. Hopefully we win the first two and then save Sanchez for the WC. Very wishful thinking considering how things have gone of late. If we do limp into the wildcard game we might have to go with Stroman. To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if the Jays season is done on/by Tuesday.
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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #244 on: September 30, 2016, 11:15:13 PM »
Well, we are not going to win the first two in Boston, that much we now know.

Baltimore won in New York and with the Yankees out of it, the Orioles have to be favoured to win at least one of the remaining two games.

With Detroit closing out the season against a weak Atlanta team, the Blue Jays pretty much have to win their remaining two games in Boston which is a tall order based upon their September record.

I am afraid we may be snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

What a waste, what a disappointment.

The Blue Jays had meaningful games in September but seldom played meaningful baseball.

If there is a general housecleaning this summer of Encarnacion, Bautista and Saunders (although he's been AWOL since the ASG in my opinion), it may be a while before we get this close again. 

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #245 on: October 01, 2016, 05:21:26 AM »
This team has had a rollercoaster of a month, for want of a better term, when ore considers that the Jays were +2 games ahead of the competition & in first place in  the A.L. East Division in early September...

...then, they fell from grace, so to speak,  as they tumbled to being  -6GBL...

...in position +1 of the first Wildcard spot... and now....fighting just to stay afloat for a Wildcard spot, nearly out of the playoffs but barely hanging in there. 

Only two games left.  Must win.
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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #246 on: October 01, 2016, 09:33:24 AM »


If there is a general housecleaning this summer of Encarnacion, Bautista and Saunders (although he's been AWOL since the ASG in my opinion), it may be a while before we get this close again.

I don't think that's necessarily true. There is the semblance of a pretty good team left even with those guys gone (and yea, Saunders, with his anemic offense and atrocious defense, won't be a loss).

You have Donaldson, Travis, Tulo and Martin to build around and you're starting with a rotation next year of Sanchez, Estrada, Stroman, Happ and Liriano. There will be plenty of $ to spend to fill in some of those other offensive and bullpen gaps (hopefully they spend it).

I think they are set to finally build a strong, lasting team, as opposed to last year's incarnation which looked to have about a 1.5- year shelf life (which apparently turned out to be 1 instead). A new manager, corner outfielders who can actually field a ball, and a couple of good bullpen pieces would create a more competitive team next year, imo.


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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #247 on: October 02, 2016, 06:33:36 PM »
Well, there'll be at least one more game at Skydome this season

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #248 on: October 02, 2016, 10:29:22 PM »

Well, I hope everyone's ankles are alright after jumping off the bandwagon.
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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #249 on: October 03, 2016, 03:55:48 PM »
Stars aligning? Bautista has come alive, couple big wins to end the season maybe we have momentum? I hope the emotional Stroman rides the high of Sanchez's no hitter into the 7th and keeps things rolling! Go Blue Jays!

One game does not make a playoffs, we want more!
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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #250 on: October 04, 2016, 11:35:00 PM »
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« Reply #251 on: October 04, 2016, 11:36:59 PM »
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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #252 on: October 04, 2016, 11:39:46 PM »

The Rangers series will be bananas.
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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #253 on: October 04, 2016, 11:39:57 PM »
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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #254 on: October 04, 2016, 11:41:30 PM »
I felt that Edwin didn't respect the game.

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