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Offline Joe S.

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #345 on: February 17, 2017, 01:13:08 PM »
I guess the Gavin Floyd era is over.

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #347 on: March 08, 2017, 06:52:13 AM »
More hype, where Donaldson articulates a lot of my issues with the lineup the past two seasons.

Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson on hitting in the No. 2 spot, his plate approach and avoiding double plays
https://theathletic.com/42333/2017/03/07/blue-jays-josh-donaldson-on-hitting-in-the-no-2-spot-his-plate-approach-and-avoiding-double-plays/

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #348 on: March 16, 2017, 03:57:06 AM »
The Blue Jays sign pitcher Aaron Sanchez to league minimum @$535,000.  Sanchez will be eligible for arbitration at end of 2017 and eligible for Free Agency at end of 2020.

Sanchez's agent Scott Boras blasts Jays in handling of contract:

Under a policy in place for the past 10 years, the Blue Jays renew contracts at the major-league minimum if players don’t accept the raises offered to them.

"They offered him a very small raise above the minimum, which is not commensurate to his performance peers," Boras said in an interview with Sportsnet. "Some teams have very low payment standards but they say if you renew we understand, but you still keep the money we’re giving you. Toronto is so rigid, they not only have a very antiquated or substandard policy compared to the other teams for extraordinary performance, but if you don’t accept what that low standard is, they then have the poison pill of saying, you get paid the minimum. It’s the harshest treatment in baseball that any club could provide for a player. That’s why few teams have such a policy."


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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #349 on: March 16, 2017, 07:25:17 AM »
The Blue Jays sign pitcher Aaron Sanchez to league minimum @$535,000.  Sanchez will be eligible for arbitration at end of 2017 and eligible for Free Agency at end of 2020.

Sanchez's agent Scott Boras blasts Jays in handling of contract:

Under a policy in place for the past 10 years, the Blue Jays renew contracts at the major-league minimum if players don’t accept the raises offered to them.

"They offered him a very small raise above the minimum, which is not commensurate to his performance peers," Boras said in an interview with Sportsnet. "Some teams have very low payment standards but they say if you renew we understand, but you still keep the money we’re giving you. Toronto is so rigid, they not only have a very antiquated or substandard policy compared to the other teams for extraordinary performance, but if you don’t accept what that low standard is, they then have the poison pill of saying, you get paid the minimum. It’s the harshest treatment in baseball that any club could provide for a player. That’s why few teams have such a policy."


Full story:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/scott-boras-rips-blue-jays-handling-sanchez-salary/

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #350 on: March 17, 2017, 09:41:38 AM »

I can't speak to Boras' overall influence on Baseball, although it seems as though whoever the biggest agent has been has always been deemed a danger to the game as long as the game has had agents, but I think there's a fair point to be made that the policy here is a bad one that seems to risk antagonizing players over relatively small sums of money.
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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #351 on: March 22, 2017, 11:39:42 PM »
So Marcus Stroman is pitching a pretty good game right now vs. Puerto Rico...
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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #352 on: March 23, 2017, 02:58:27 AM »
So Marcus Stroman is pitching a pretty good game right now vs. Puerto Rico..
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He finished with a one-hitter and a walk through to seven innings.  He simply impressed.


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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #354 on: March 28, 2017, 08:31:35 PM »
I guess the Gavin Floyd era is over.

Jays released him today so yeah it's over.

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #355 on: March 29, 2017, 12:20:38 PM »
http://toronto.locals.baseballprospectus.com/2017/03/29/how-kevin-pillar-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-plate-discipline/

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In a total of 36 plate appearances tracked, Pillar has swung at just 16.7 percent of pitches he has seen outside the zone, or over 13 percentage points below league average and over 22 percentage points below his career average. That’s a change of over four standard deviations! On pitches in the zone, Pillar has swung at 55.2 percent of them, about 10 points below the league average and eight percentage points below his career average. I spoke to him about the change before the Blue Jays headed to Clearwater on Tuesday afternoon for their tilt with the Phillies, and he said that “[he’s] been doing the same thing for a couple of years, and [hasn’t] gotten results, so [he] needed to make a change.”

This was all Pillar’s doing, as well. He did some “research and self-evaluation through the internet”, which showed him that he “made a lot of soft contact, and also a lot of hard contact.” He interpreted this data in the following way.

“When I stayed in the zone and I got my pitch, I hit it well, and if I expanded the zone, I didn’t make hard contact. That led me to a lot of soft outs.”

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #356 on: April 01, 2017, 05:26:49 PM »
Jays signed OF/INF Chris Coghlan to a minor league deal and will send him to AAA Buffalo to start the season.

Not a bad depth signing, plays mostly corner outfield, but can fill in at several infield positions if need be.

Should be interesting to see who the final cuts are at tomorrow's roster deadline. I could see the Jays dealing Goins rather than losing him for nothing on waivers if there is no spot for him on the team.
Upton Jr. is the other guy being mentioned on the bubble to make the team and there are a lot of rumblings that he won't be a part of the team and will likely be dealt.
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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #357 on: April 02, 2017, 06:17:39 PM »
There goes Upton.
I Osuna in the DL as well to start the season. We are going to see what this new look pen is capable of very early.

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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #358 on: April 03, 2017, 11:43:25 AM »
Your 25 Man Opening Day Roster

Starters:  Estrada, Happ, Stroman, Liriano, Sanchez
Relief:  Biaggini, Loup, Howell, Tepera, Grilli, Smith, Leone
DL:  Osuna

Starting Lineup:
1.  Travis (2B)
2.  Donaldson (3B)
3.  Bautista (RF)
4.  Morales (DH)
5.  Tulowitzki (SS)
6.  Martin (C)
7.  Pearce (1B)
8.  Pillar (CF)
9.  Carrera (LF)

Extras:  Smoak, Barney, Goins, Saltalamacchia

I think that's everyone - 12 P and 13 Position players with 1 on the DL.  No Smoak at 1B for today.
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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #359 on: April 03, 2017, 01:11:11 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.

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« Reply #359 on: April 03, 2017, 01:11:11 PM »