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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #300 on: October 12, 2016, 10:58:35 PM »
I was at the game Sunday and can vouch that Jays fans (and quite a few bandwagoners) are out in full force. It was crazy loud the first few innings, got quiet for a bit when Texas took the lead, but then ramped back up after the Jays tied it. You could see the players feeding off the crowd and it was bedlam when Donaldson scored. I was screaming and hugging complete strangers out of sheer joy. There was a giant poster of Odor outside after the game where fans were taking brooms to his rat face. Everyone on the streets high-fiving each other....it was great!

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« Reply #301 on: November 08, 2016, 07:07:21 PM »

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« Reply #302 on: November 10, 2016, 07:52:30 PM »
R.A. Dickey has signed a 1 year, $8 million deal with Atlanta.


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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #303 on: November 11, 2016, 04:21:19 PM »
Kendrys morales signed by the Jays. 

11M per for 3 years.

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« Reply #304 on: November 11, 2016, 06:36:30 PM »
Is he good? Any analysis? I don't know anything about this guy.

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« Reply #305 on: November 11, 2016, 06:42:33 PM »
Is he good? Any analysis? I don't know anything about this guy.

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« Reply #306 on: November 11, 2016, 06:42:44 PM »
Is he good? Any analysis? I don't know anything about this guy.

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Morales is definitely a guy the Jays should have been targeting as a cheaper alternative for the power to replace one of Jose or Edwin. It's a positive. Money is alright.
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« Reply #307 on: November 11, 2016, 06:54:50 PM »
Morales is a veteran DH (33 years old) who can hit 30 HR and drive in 100 RBI when given the chance to be in the lineup regularly. One of the things I'm sure management found attractive about him is that he is a switch-hitter.

This deal is sending a pretty strong signal that the Jays have moved on from Bautista and Encarnacion. Morales is the replacement for Encarnacion given that he is a DH and if he does take the field it will be at 1B. Lots of media types still in denial about this though saying there is still a chance EE comes back. How? There is literally no place for him now with the multi-year deals handed to Smoak and Morales. I would have loved for EE to return to Toronto, but it's not happening. I think he ends up in the State of Texas when all is said and done, either the Astros or the Rangers.

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #308 on: November 11, 2016, 07:12:10 PM »
Although I wouldn't be surprised in the least if Edwin signs elsewhere, I think he could still be back with the Jays. They have the money. We'll see.
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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #309 on: November 11, 2016, 07:26:23 PM »
This deal is sending a pretty strong signal that the Jays have moved on from Bautista and Encarnacion. Morales is the replacement for Encarnacion given that he is a DH and if he does take the field it will be at 1B. Lots of media types still in denial about this though saying there is still a chance EE comes back. How? There is literally no place for him now with the multi-year deals handed to Smoak and Morales. I would have loved for EE to return to Toronto, but it's not happening. I think he ends up in the State of Texas when all is said and done, either the Astros or the Rangers.

Smoak's deal didn't keep him from being a part-time guy last season - and, he didn't exactly perform all that well, either. I can't imagine the team sees him as an everyday player next season. He's not impeding EE coming back in any way.
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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #310 on: November 20, 2016, 01:55:46 AM »
'Bye bye Cecil.  Jays reliever Brett Cecil a Jay no more....signs a 4-yr. contract with the NL's  St.Louis  Cardinals for 30.5M.

However, the deal according to a source, has not been finalized pending a physical.  If all is well, then the Cardinals will have signed  one of the league's top southpaw free agent relievers. 

A gain for St.Louis, a loss for the Jays, who by the way, had previously made Cecil an offer of a 3-yr. contract.

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http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/report-brett-cecil-leaves-blue-jays-agrees-4-year-deal-cardinals/

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #311 on: November 20, 2016, 11:34:44 AM »
Yikes.

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« Reply #312 on: December 05, 2016, 11:03:41 AM »
Jays sign INF/OF Steve Pearce to a 2 year $12.5 million deal. Most likely platoon with Smoak at 1B and spell Upton from time to time in LF.

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« Reply #313 on: December 06, 2016, 12:33:51 PM »
Joaquin Benoit signed a 1 year, $7.5 Million deal with the Phillies.

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #314 on: December 07, 2016, 07:05:36 PM »
Jays sign LHP Brett Oberholtzer to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training.

Looks similar to those scrap heap waiver claims that AA used to pull, but hey it won't take much to supplant Aaron Loup as the top lefty in the pen these days! This management team has said they aren't going to blow the budget on relievers (especially with bigger needs) and can't say I blame them. Did a great job last season with Biagini, Grilli and Benoit so will give them the benefit of the doubt. Atkins has said he wants to acquire a LH reliever with MLB experience so think there will still be another one added to the roster.

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #314 on: December 07, 2016, 07:05:36 PM »