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Re: 2020 Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Reply #105 on: July 10, 2020, 11:02:24 AM »
Broadly speaking, I agree. The terrible decisions here are ultimately on the government. That said, I think you can still blame MLB for being incompetent with what they're trying to do.

Yup. And, not just MLB - basically every major sports league that's trying to come back has displayed some degree of incompetence, and seem out of touch with the realities of the pandemic in the U.S. and abroad.
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« Reply #106 on: July 10, 2020, 11:07:16 AM »
Oooooohhhhkay
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« Reply #107 on: July 10, 2020, 11:10:01 AM »
Oooooohhhhkay

$750K would keep me from sneaking out to get drive-thru McDonalds.

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« Reply #108 on: July 10, 2020, 11:12:27 AM »
$750K would keep me from sneaking out to get drive-thru McDonalds.

It's more than a good portion of the 60-man player pool will make if there's a season.
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« Reply #109 on: July 10, 2020, 11:35:40 AM »
I've seen others explain that these are just the maximum penalties under the current Quarantine Act. A Minnesota couple were charged $1k each recently for violating it recently.

So I guess they were told they would be subject to the maximum penalties, but I doubt that would actually happen in practice.
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Re: 2020 Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Reply #111 on: July 10, 2020, 01:59:59 PM »
I think maybe Travis Shaw should be taking some social media training from the team.

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Re: 2020 Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Reply #112 on: July 10, 2020, 02:38:40 PM »

Well, here's a surprise for absolutely no one.
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Re: 2020 Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Reply #113 on: July 10, 2020, 03:54:25 PM »
OK baseball guys, I have another question.

This was part of the Guerrero Jr. to 1st base article on sportsnet.ca:

Assuming he takes to first base, the Blue Jays should have stronger infield defence with Guerrero at first and Shaw at third, and with the season shortened, every small margin helps. In concert with the need to optimize his bat – the thing that really matters – making the move now makes sense.

What's his batting have to do with the position change?

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« Reply #114 on: July 10, 2020, 04:27:26 PM »
OK baseball guys, I have another question.

This was part of the Guerrero Jr. to 1st base article on sportsnet.ca:

Assuming he takes to first base, the Blue Jays should have stronger infield defence with Guerrero at first and Shaw at third, and with the season shortened, every small margin helps. In concert with the need to optimize his bat – the thing that really matters – making the move now makes sense.

What's his batting have to do with the position change?

I sort of think you're reading that wrong. I don't think they're saying that him moving positions will in and of itself optimize his hitting, although there are reasons it could help, I think it's saying that the Jays need to improve their defense as well as getting better offense from Guerrero so the move makes sense.

Keep in mind it's an article about how he's going to go from playing 3B to 1B and DHing. If he sees a significant amount of time at DH he can worry less about defensive work generally and just focus on his hitting. Add in that Third is a more demanding position physically where he needs a lot more work than he would at 1st and there's reason to think moving defensively could help in his development as a hitter but I don't think that's really what they're stressing.
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Re: 2020 Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Reply #115 on: July 10, 2020, 04:34:05 PM »
OK baseball guys, I have another question.

This was part of the Guerrero Jr. to 1st base article on sportsnet.ca:

Assuming he takes to first base, the Blue Jays should have stronger infield defence with Guerrero at first and Shaw at third, and with the season shortened, every small margin helps. In concert with the need to optimize his bat – the thing that really matters – making the move now makes sense.

What's his batting have to do with the position change?

I sort of think you're reading that wrong. I don't think they're saying that him moving positions will in and of itself optimize his hitting, although there are reasons it could help, I think it's saying that the Jays need to improve their defense as well as getting better offense from Guerrero so the move makes sense.

Keep in mind it's an article about how he's going to go from playing 3B to 1B and DHing. If he sees a significant amount of time at DH he can worry less about defensive work generally and just focus on his hitting. Add in that Third is a more demanding position physically where he needs a lot more work than he would at 1st and there's reason to think moving defensively could help in his development as a hitter but I don't think that's really what they're stressing.

OK, I understand better.  Thank you.

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Re: 2020 Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Reply #116 on: Yesterday at 10:00:46 AM »
I hear Nate Pearson is working on his off-speed stuff too... love me finesse pitchers
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