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    I don't feel like they're going after it in 2018, and I don't feel like they're rebuilding either. They're creating the illusion of competing this year but I don't feel they will. They're trying to salvage attendance at the request of Rogers I'm guessing. Being a little bit pregnant doesn't work.

    I guess I don't really have a problem with what Atkins is doing...I just don't don't buy that this team will be competitive in 2018.

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    Visiting a friend in NY in April. Might get tickets to Jays v Yanks. it's the weekend I head back home but I hope I can work it in. it would be another ball park off my list of to do's

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    Reading through the "Right now" rankings Jays have 2 players in the top ten for their positions.
    JD and Osuna.
    Stro would be the only other guy close I would imagine.

    Not nearly enough talent on this team to compete with the big boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Havok View Post
    Okay, but on what are you basing your opinion? Articles you've read about Tulo specifically stating he likes being seen as the go to player on his team and if he's not that guy he feels it disrupts his ability to play?

    If so, please link them. Otherwise it's just pure speculation with no basis in reality

    Which, btw if theres even a shrednof truth to your statement of opinion, why would he have waived his no trade clause and accepted a trade to Toronto when he did, knowing full well Jose and Edwin and Martin and Donaldson were already here and he wouldn't be seen as the man?
    I did say it was my opinion. Anyone wants to go to an all-star team until its not. If I recall, Tulo went something like 0 for 24 in the games immediately before he was traded. I'll let you verify. I think he was asked, felt he wasn't wanted and lost confidence.

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    Can we expect the Jays to add a roster player between now and the start of the season???

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    The patch idea is a good one

    Lasts all season long
    Last edited by G-Snarls; 02-12-2018 at 12:19 PM.

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    https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2018/...ow-minors.html

    The Blue Jays are in agreement with left-handed reliever Craig Breslow on a minor league contract, tweets Robert Murray of FanRag Sports. Breslow, who is represented by the Baratta Partners, will vie for a bullpen job in Major League Spring Training.
    Toronto has been stockpiling bullpen options on minor league deals lately, as they’ve now added Breslow, John Axford (link) and Jake Petricka (link) in the past week alone. Toronto also added Al Alburquerque on a minors pact earlier this winter. The 37-year-old Breslow will give the Jays an option to compete alongside Aaron Loup, Matt Dermody, Tim Mayza and fellow non-roster pitcher Chad Girodo for a spot as a lefty in the ’pen.
    Breslow opened the 2017 season with the Twins on the heels of a winter in which worked to alter his mechanics and lower his arm slot. He didn’t fare particularly well in Minnesota (5.23 ERA in 31 innings), although that was largely due to the fact that other injuries throughout the bullpen (and some short outings from the rotation) early in the season forced the Twins to use Breslow against right-handed opponents far more than would be preferable. Breslow faced twice as many righties as lefties in 2017, and they clobbered him at a .330/.393/.542 clip. However, lefties were utterly befuddled against Breslow, hitting just .196/.294/.286.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Snarls View Post
    This should come as a surprise to no one. Anything less would be a pretty bad oversight by management.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Iceman View Post
    Reading through the "Right now" rankings Jays have 2 players in the top ten for their positions.
    JD and Osuna.
    Stro would be the only other guy close I would imagine.

    Not nearly enough talent on this team to compete with the big boys.
    Did they not rank Martin as a top 10 catcher? Because they should.
    Quote Originally Posted by LetTheBallFly View Post
    Synder is mediocre at best this year. Let me know when Synder is giving up less runs per game than Sanchez, until then I'll take Sanchez

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgfiller View Post
    Did they not rank Martin as a top 10 catcher? Because they should.
    2 lists.
    No Martin.https://www.mlb.com/news/buster-pose...rs/c-265337230

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgfiller View Post
    Did they not rank Martin as a top 10 catcher? Because they should.
    I don't think so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgfiller View Post
    Did they not rank Martin as a top 10 catcher? Because they should.
    Just missed, as was Smoak...it's Mike Petriello, and the rest of the MLB Network consensus as the "shredder". The only guy worth listening to on these is Brian Kenny.

    https://www.mlb.com/news/buster-pose...rs/c-265337230

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    Deciding between seeing Jays in Dunedin VS Orioles on March or Jays @ Orioles the next day in their ST facility. I've been to Dunedin once. Anyone been to Orioles facility?

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Snarls View Post
    Deciding between seeing Jays in Dunedin VS Orioles on March or Jays @ Orioles the next day in their ST facility. I've been to Dunedin once. Anyone been to Orioles facility?
    Jays @ O's March 8th? I'm going to that game. I've never been to Sarasota myself. Looking forward to it

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