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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #45 on: April 02, 2019, 12:00:35 PM »

Almost as good as the John McDonald trade.
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« Reply #46 on: April 02, 2019, 12:28:09 PM »
Full speed ahead on the tear down, clearly.
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« Reply #47 on: April 02, 2019, 12:40:49 PM »
Full speed ahead on the tear down, clearly.
So what is the rationale on getting rid of Pillar? Getting older? Is the young pitcher coming back decent?
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« Reply #48 on: April 02, 2019, 01:06:01 PM »
Full speed ahead on the tear down, clearly.
So what is the rationale on getting rid of Pillar? Getting older? Is the young pitcher coming back decent?

The young pitcher has upside, yeah, but, like with the other moves, it’s mostly about getting playing time for other young guys to see what they’ve got, etc.
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #49 on: April 02, 2019, 03:06:49 PM »
Anthony Alford gets the callup to take Pillar’s place.

Of the three players, pitcher Juan de Paula is the youngest, and infielder Alex Hanson can be termed as a utility.

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De Paula, who was ranked the Giants’ No. 19 prospect by MLB Pipeline, has a 2.47 career ERA in the Minors, but he has not pitched above Class A. The Giants acquired the 21-year-old pitching prospect from the Yankees last summer as part of the Andrew McCutchen trade.

Law, 28, was removed from the Giants’ 40-man roster during the offseason after posting a 7.43 ERA over seven Major League appearances in 2018. Hanson, 26, was designated for assignment last week after failing to make the Giants’ Opening Day roster. The speedy infielder batted .252 with a .699 OPS in 110 games with San Francisco last season.


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« Reply #50 on: April 02, 2019, 03:20:25 PM »
 :( I was hoping we would at least have superman entertaining us in the outfield this year. Sure he strikes out A LOT but he was fun to watch defensively.
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #51 on: April 02, 2019, 06:11:33 PM »

I don't mind the trade from a tactical point of view but it feels like a bit of a soggy return for a guy who, while obviously flawed, was still a fairly valuable player the last few years.
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #52 on: April 02, 2019, 06:32:53 PM »
Goodbye Toronto.  Kevin Pillar gets emotional...


Goodbye “Superman”, and Thank you.
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #53 on: April 03, 2019, 02:56:31 AM »
Orioles win 2-1, as Jays starter Marcus Stroman was tagged for both runs despite pitching well (he struck out five) for five innings of work.

Baltimore took a 2-0 but the Jays Rowdy Tellez attempted to ignite a comeback by smashing a solo shot in the ninth.

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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #54 on: April 03, 2019, 01:35:12 PM »

Classic Pillar.

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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #55 on: April 03, 2019, 05:41:02 PM »

You guys are never going to believe this but it looks like Tulowitzki might be hurt.
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #56 on: April 04, 2019, 03:40:03 AM »
Looks like that 5-year contract extension came in handy, as Randall Grichuk’s two home runs plus Lourdes Gurriel Jrs.’ 2 RBIs, including some excellent defensive fielding by Richard Ureña were more than enough to subdue the Orioles 5-3.

Jays starter Matt Shoemaker was brilliant in going seven innings and striking out eight.
Daniel Hudson relieved followed by closer Ken Giles who recorded his 33rd straight save (of which 16 are with the Jays).


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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #57 on: April 04, 2019, 03:58:25 AM »

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Starting Pitchers:
Thursday April 4   6pm
Aaron Sanchez RH Blue Jays  1-0  0.00  ERA  vs  Trevor Bauer RH Indians  0-0  1.29 ERA

 
Friday April 5       7pm
Trent Thornton RH Blue Jays   0-0  0.00 ERA  vs  Shane Bieber RH Indiana  0-0  4.50 ERA

Saturday April 6   4pm
TBD  vs  Carlos Carrasco RH Indian   0-1  12.46 ERA

Sunday April 7     1pm
Marcus Stroman RH Blue Jays   0-1  1.42  vs  Mike Clevinger RH Indians  0-0  0.00]

All games on SN/SNO & 590 The FAN.


SOURCE:  MLB.com,  ESPN.com

The Blue Jays (3-4) come to Progressive Field in Cleveland in a four-game series against the Cleveland Indians (2-3).

The Jays took one out of three against the Orioles, part of their home opening weekend.  Though the Jays bats seem meagre — they went 1 for 54 at bats — their starters and relievers are steady as they go.

Sanchez & Stroman have shown flashes of their former selves on the mound, and Matt Shoemaker is a keeper with his variety of throws at the plate.

Jays skipper Charlie Montoya does appear worried about the Jays somewhat anemic offence:

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“They're better hitters than what they're hitting right now. When that's going to happen, I don't know, but it's coming. Nobody's going to hit .100 — we're better than that. We know that."

Toronto batted a cumulative .182 with a .251 on-base percentage over the season's first six games.[/tweet]

The Jays will have Alex Hanson and Socrates Brito, player acquired in recent trades, will be in the lineup, as well as Anthony Alford who took Pillar’s place in the outfield.

GO JAYS GO!
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #58 on: April 05, 2019, 03:09:48 AM »
Breaking balls, bah!  Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer knew a thing or two of how to keep the Jays bats off balance as he compiled a no-hitter through to seven innings.

This is the fourth time in these past eight games that the Jays  offence has been side-tracked by no-hitting pitchers going through several innings.  It happened against the Tigers, the Orioles, and now the Indians.

Jays starter Aaron Sanchez was tagged with two runs but played solidly.  He got little offensive support as Toronto stranded ten runners over eight innings.  Ouch!

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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #59 on: April 05, 2019, 09:53:50 AM »

Classic Pillar.


LMAO

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