OT: Blue Jays/MLB 2018 thread

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  1. McFlyingV

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    Good man! Still haven't really seen any of the big guys catch fire, which is fine because the amount of talent in the lineup is masking slow starts for guys like Stanton and Sanchez. Gonna be nice to get Bird and Kahnle back from injury soon. If Betances ever gets his **** together and the team gets healthy they're going to be a force because Chapman has been flawless of late, and they're getting a lot of quality starts.
     
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    Does the Blue Jays social media guy have to use a lame Maile man delivers quip every time the backup catcher gets a hit?
     
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    I'm surprised at the amount of quality starts, to be honest. Sabathia has not hurt himself yet, and Sonny Gray needs to get his own **** together. Severino is an absolute stud. But I agree Betances is the weak link in the pitching staff, but they look at that 100 MPH heater and drool.

    Didn't realize Tommy Kahnle was out, but maybe with him back, they can shorten Betances work to just one inning. Any more than that doesn't seem to agree with him. And the oft injured sweet swinging Bird is missed, and that swing will be a welcome addition to an already formidable lineup.
     
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    Yeah I don't really understand Betances. Guy was great for 4 seasons, and then midway through last year something changed and he's been awful since. Command issue have been his biggest issue, which is sad because when he's hitting his spots he has nasty stuff. Wouldn't mind them trying to bring Andrew Miller back as Chapman's setup man next season if he goes to free agency, but at the same time I think they need to acquire another solid 2/3 in their rotation. Sevy's a monster, and they're getting a lot out of Sabathia, but they need more out of Sonny Gray for sure.

    Really hoping that Bird can stay healthy the rest of the year. He finally got some stability last year down the stretch, and come playoff time he was a huge contributor. Sucks that injuries have slowed his progression because he could be a 30+ HR guy in this league quite easily.
     
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    Braves kicked Joey batts to the curb
     
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    At least he got a shot somewhere else so he can’t just blame the Jays for his demise. Maybe he gets another shot too as there are rumours the Mets are interested. If it’s the end for him, I’ll fondly remember him as being the face of the Jays for a long time.
     
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    Why would the Mets sign someone who looks washed up and is batting .143? The Mets don't seem that bad.
     
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    They haven’t been happy with their offence. Haven’t checked their stats recently but I know Bruce hasn’t been hitting well. My guess is Jose comes really cheap right now and they feel they have nothing to lose with trying him out. Maybe they get lucky and he hits. If he doesn’t then they just release him like Atlanta did. Seems a shame to see him go out like this. Some guys don’t know when it’s over.
     
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    It probably doesn't help when you have teams that continue to call you even though you clearly are done.
     

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