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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #360 on: April 03, 2017, 01:23:57 PM »
Pearce and Carrera both in the starting lineup scares me a little. And replacing Pearce with Smoak doesn't make me feel any better.

Pearce generally gets on base at a reasonable rate, so I'm not super concerned about him. Carrera as an every day player and the team not really having a 4th outfielder on the roster, on the other hand . . .
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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #361 on: April 03, 2017, 02:50:48 PM »
Pearce and Carrera both in the starting lineup scares me a little. And replacing Pearce with Smoak doesn't make me feel any better.

Pearce generally gets on base at a reasonable rate, so I'm not super concerned about him. Carrera as an every day player and the team not really having a 4th outfielder on the roster, on the other hand . . .

Pompey is on the DL as well...don't know if he would have made the team anyways, so I didn't include. 

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« Reply #362 on: April 11, 2017, 09:26:30 PM »
Jays claimed INF Ty Kelly off waivers from the N.Y. Mets.

More AAA depth or are the Jays looking to move one of their middle infielders to help plug other roster needs? I still think Goins could be trade bait in the eyes of the current management group.

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #363 on: April 11, 2017, 10:39:35 PM »
I don't think Goins has any trade value.

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« Reply #364 on: April 11, 2017, 11:52:00 PM »
I don't think Goins has any trade value.

He has some value, just not quite enough for the Jays liking. They could be trying to raise it some, which is why you saw Goins get the start at third tonight rather than Barney.
Lots of rumblings about Goins being dealt in the last couple weeks prior to Upton getting released when the Jays were trying to finalize the roster.
This report from Baseball Prospectus clears that situation up:

The Blue Jays were listening to trade offers on both Upton and Goins recently, trying to gauge the market for the two players they needed to choose from for the last roster spot. While the market for Upton was non-existent, the market for Goins was actually pretty decent, with multiple teams making offers for the 29-year-old utility man. One American League team was even intent on trading for Goins and giving him a short term starting role before settling him into their utility role once their club returned to health. However, despite multiple names being tossed around, the two clubs were not able to come to agreement that the Blue Jays liked. So, the Blue Jays decided to release Melvin Upton, and hold on to Goins, knowing that a lot of teams won’t even want to pick up Upton for the remainder of his 2017 contract, and there is a good chance that he re-signs with the club and heads to the minors. For Goins on the other hand, the interest in him is still viable, and even though he secured his spot on the Blue Jays opening day roster, he may still be traded.

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #365 on: April 16, 2017, 04:49:29 PM »
This is going to be a long awful season

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« Reply #366 on: April 16, 2017, 10:11:14 PM »
This is going to be a long awful season

It is starting to remind me of the 2014 Jays where I went with the "Don't get fooled again" mantra and was generally jaded and disillusioned that entire season. The Jays went out and made the Dickey and Buehrle trades, got the fan base super excited and then fell on their faces the 2013 season. Then all they do in the 2013 off-season is sign Dioner Navarro and they are supposed to be a better team in 2014? Yeah I wasn't buying that b.s. one bit!

I can decide for myself whether the team is any good from one season to the next, don't need the Mike Wilners of the world sugar-coating everything and smugly telling me I'm a bad Jays fan for not blindly being in love with everything they do. Real Jays fans aren't afraid to just tell it like it is, good, bad, or ugly.

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #367 on: April 24, 2017, 12:45:38 PM »
Apparently something interesting happened at yesterday's game?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGItj76LWzk[/youtube]
Video is poorly edited, but eventually it shows what happened.

http://mlb.nbcsports.com/2017/04/24/marcus-stroman-was-called-for-an-illegal-quick-pitch-for-some-reason/

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« Reply #368 on: April 25, 2017, 06:33:32 PM »
Russell Martin starting at 3B tonight, talk about desperation!

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« Reply #369 on: April 25, 2017, 09:14:38 PM »
Russell Martin starting at 3B tonight, talk about desperation!
To be fair he doesn't have to do much to be better than Coughlan.

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #370 on: April 25, 2017, 11:24:47 PM »
Russell Martin starting at 3B tonight, talk about desperation!
To be fair he doesn't have to do much to be better than Coughlan.

This might be the greatest thing I have ever seen in a baseball game
https://imgur.com/WAp3Iqd
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« Reply #371 on: April 26, 2017, 12:25:53 AM »
Coghlan diving over Molina was a sick play! Never seen that before in a MLB game, looks like something out of a movie.

That pinch-hit double by Stroman was pretty special too, first pinch-hit by an AL pitcher since 1972! Then to score the winning run was icing on the cake, Marcus didn't want to take that batting helmet off.

Full credit to Russ playing 3B as well, did a good job over there tonight.

Not happy about the 3 blown leads by 3 of our better pitchers, but won't dwell on that tonight as the Jays got the win and it was a fun game to watch as a fan.

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« Reply #372 on: April 26, 2017, 03:16:17 PM »
Russell Martin starting at 3B tonight, talk about desperation!
To be fair he doesn't have to do much to be better than Coughlan.

This might be the greatest thing I have ever seen in a baseball game
https://imgur.com/WAp3Iqd

Figures he would do something spectacular after I call him out.

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #373 on: April 27, 2017, 03:45:37 PM »
What's ailing Bautista?  Not in the health sense, but in the overall performance so far this year.  Jose just can't seem to get it right.  Analytics attempts to solve the mystery:


http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/jonah-keri-applied-analytics-whats-behind-bautistas-struggles/

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #374 on: April 27, 2017, 08:26:54 PM »
Another one I wonder about is Osuna. Are the neck and back problems really better now? I saw some pundits project him to lead the league in saves this year. Currently he has 1 save and 3 blown saves, that is hot garbage coming from a guy who was lights out the last 2 seasons.

As for Bautista no question he is stinking it up with the bat and his range in the outfield looks to have decreased. On the other hand his outfield arm actually looks better to me than last year, but I attribute that to him injuring it against Baltimore last April on the Delmon Young angry throw. Stupid play that affected his arm the rest of the year in my opinion.
The way his contract is structured I can't see him being in Toronto past this year and the way things are going it wouldn't shock me to see him dealt at the trade deadline along with Estrada and/or Liriano.

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