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« Reply #75 on: April 18, 2017, 05:31:22 AM »

8 in a row....great pitching who would have thought...and offense which has no real hr threats in adundance as say the orioles/jays are avg 6 runs per game last 6 games of this streak...can it last maybe its fun as a fan to see cashmans fruition come as be patient and let this younger group take a stand and let the aging yankee era'which was great go...
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« Reply #76 on: April 18, 2017, 05:41:03 AM »

Yeah....

I'm going to try to temper my enthusiasm, but this IS pretty cool.

Yanks have some interesting times ahead - they have so much talent in the minors that, if they don't trade some, they will lose some via Rule 5 draft and get nothing, so they may look to package.

It's also thought that if they struggle, they'll trade Betances or Tanaka for another haul.  That wouldn't happen if they're in contention.

If Headley / Castro / Ellsbury can produce, that might give an option to shed them too where they were pretty much thought to be sunk.
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« Reply #77 on: April 18, 2017, 05:41:20 AM »

Joad - WTF?
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« Reply #78 on: April 18, 2017, 08:00:05 AM »

Joad - WTF?

haha

The Jays' disastrous record is all on the bats.  Few guys getting on base and can't buy a hit with RISP.
8 of their 10 losses have been by 1 or 2 runs (with the tying or winning runs LOB in the 9th.)
Donaldson being out indefinitely hurts, but every team has to overcome injuries.  

The starting pitching has been as advertised.  Just one bad start so far.  But they have no rotation depth if Sanchez & Happ spend significant time on the DL.  

Still don't think the Jays will finish below .500, unless Shapiro goes into full rebuild mode by the trade deadline. But Rogers ownership probably won't allow Shapiro to completely blow it up since they're riding the wave of having so many new season ticket and "flex packs" holders plus Rogers profits greatly from TV ratings that have been thru the roof.  But a retooling, for sure, is in the cards for the oldest team in baseball.
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« Reply #79 on: April 18, 2017, 10:13:18 AM »

haha

The Jays' disastrous record is all on the bats.  Few guys getting on base and can't buy a hit with RISP.
8 of their 10 losses have been by 1 or 2 runs (with the tying or winning runs LOB in the 9th.)
Donaldson being out indefinitely hurts, but every team has to overcome injuries.  

The starting pitching has been as advertised.  Just one bad start so far.  But they have no rotation depth if Sanchez & Happ spend significant time on the DL.  

Still don't think the Jays will finish below .500, unless Shapiro goes into full rebuild mode by the trade deadline. But Rogers ownership probably won't allow Shapiro to completely blow it up since they're riding the wave of having so many new season ticket and "flex packs" holders plus Rogers profits greatly from TV ratings that have been thru the roof.  But a retooling, for sure, is in the cards for the oldest team in baseball.

We will package a trade for Stroman centered around Clint Frazier..... Grin Grin
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« Reply #80 on: April 18, 2017, 12:16:46 PM »

We will package a trade for Stroman centered around Clint Frazier..... Grin Grin



Braun Strowman on the Yankees Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked


...no one will dare pitch him inside.
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« Reply #81 on: April 18, 2017, 12:48:34 PM »



Braun Strowman on the Yankees Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked


...no one will dare pitch him inside.

Couldn't play for Yanks - would fail facial hair policy.
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« Reply #82 on: April 19, 2017, 06:28:59 AM »

Couldn't play for Yanks - would fail facial hair policy.


Oh yeah and the hair Sad
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« Reply #83 on: April 19, 2017, 06:43:34 AM »

severino pitched well strikeouts galore ,just was done when he gave up that hr..
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« Reply #84 on: April 19, 2017, 10:58:54 AM »

severino pitched well strikeouts galore ,just was done when he gave up that hr..

Which wouldn't have happened if Kozma handled a routine DP.

Severino/Pineda were two huge question marks preseason.  They still are, but the results have been encouraging thus far.
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« Reply #85 on: April 19, 2017, 11:03:14 AM »

Which wouldn't have happened if Kozma handled a routine DP.

Severino/Pineda were two huge question marks preseason.  They still are, but the results have been encouraging thus far.
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« Reply #86 on: April 23, 2017, 10:47:26 AM »

We will package a trade for Stroman centered around Clint Frazier..... Grin Grin

well, division rivals usually don't pull the trigger on big deals.
A couple between the Yankees & Jays from the past:
'82:  Dale Murray for Davey Collins (who became my favourite Jay), Mike Morgan & throw-in Fred McGriff
'99:  Roger Clemens for David Wells, Graeme Lloyd & Homer Bush
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« Reply #87 on: April 26, 2017, 01:11:12 PM »

eric thames could be the next cecil fielder 11 homers in 20 games so far. played in mlb from 2011 and 2012. lost in korea for the last 3  years.
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