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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #120 on: August 02, 2016, 12:28:14 AM »

Just like last year. Can win 9-1 but can't scratch out a run to save their lives.
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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #121 on: August 02, 2016, 01:25:07 PM »
I just made the mistake of reading article comments over at sportsnet... oh dear lord... wow...

One guy was going on about how the jays are idiots for not getting sale... I mean.. words.. just... I can't.

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« Reply #121 on: August 02, 2016, 01:25:07 PM »

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #122 on: August 02, 2016, 10:43:30 PM »
Good lord these strikeouts...

Although I don't count Josh 'black hole' thole.

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #123 on: August 03, 2016, 12:10:24 PM »
Good lord these strikeouts...

Although I don't count Josh 'black hole' thole.

My understanding is that Thole is only on the roster to catch Dickey. If we assume Dickey won't be a starter in the post-season, could we dump Thole in favour of a call-up who can actually hit?

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #124 on: August 03, 2016, 12:19:37 PM »
Good lord these strikeouts...

Although I don't count Josh 'black hole' thole.

My understanding is that Thole is only on the roster to catch Dickey. If we assume Dickey won't be a starter in the post-season, could we dump Thole in favour of a call-up who can actually hit?

I suppose. If dickey doesn't make the post season roster then sure take thole off too. But I think it we'll have to way to see how Kratz does in Buffalo.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/blue-jays-sign-veteran-catcher-erik-kratz-minor-league-deal/

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #125 on: August 03, 2016, 01:36:00 PM »
Back up catchers just generally are not very good. 

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #126 on: August 03, 2016, 01:56:39 PM »
Back up catchers just generally are not very good.

I agree - but Thole shouldn't even be in the MLB... I know it's a minor complaint relative to the rest of the team. I just worry if Martin gets hurt, you're basically giving the opposing team a free out every time he comes up to bat.

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #127 on: August 03, 2016, 02:30:33 PM »
Isn't Donaldson a former catcher?

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #128 on: August 03, 2016, 02:51:18 PM »
Isn't Donaldson a former catcher?

He is, but he doesn't have much experience behind the plate at the MLB level. The A's moved him out to 3B for a good reason. He definitely wouldn't be my first choice. If Martin were to get hurt for any length of time, I'd rather see the Jays give Jimenez a shot. He's not likely to be a significant producer, but he's put up respectable enough numbers in the minors that he might not be a complete offensive blackhole.
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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #129 on: August 03, 2016, 09:39:12 PM »
Every single run the jays have scored so far in this Houston series has been a solo home run.

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #130 on: August 03, 2016, 10:37:57 PM »
Every single run the jays have scored so far in this Houston series has been a solo home run.

Up 3-1 but another 14 strikeouts.

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #131 on: August 04, 2016, 08:43:30 AM »

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #132 on: August 04, 2016, 10:25:03 AM »
Every single run the jays have scored so far in this Houston series has been a solo home run.

Up 3-1 but another 14 strikeouts.

It's like April and May all over again.

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #133 on: August 04, 2016, 01:09:11 PM »
Apparently there is something to do with LED lights or something that other teams/players have complained about in Houston.  Orioles set a record for strikeouts in a series or something like that there recently.

I wouldn't worry too much about it yet.

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #134 on: August 04, 2016, 01:16:00 PM »
Holy cow, Atkins is on his way to Houston to discuss the Sanchez situation with the Blue Jays coaching staff and Sanchez himself!  I hope they can sort this out in a way that it doesn't negatively affect the clubhouse.  I personally don't understand why they don't go to a 6 man rotation and then put Sanchez into the bullpen once the playoffs start.  What if the Jays are in the wild card game?  Don't you want Sanchez starting that game?