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SIMMONS: Remarkable story of Rick Langford, complete-game king - Aaron Sanchez remembers the game well, the way it almost ended. He pitched into the ninth inning for one of the few times in his career and came close to throwing a complete game. "I was tiring and I knew it," said Sanchez. "I'd just given up a home run.

The 2019 Bluebird Banter Top 40 Prospects: 5-8 He was drafted as a shortstop, and will have every opportunity to stay there, but the consensus is that he profiles better as a third baseman, especially with the 6'3" frame. He'd profile there as a prototypical 3B, with good power and a good arm.

Blue Jays: On the plus side, Marcus Stroman's ready for a new season While there are some negative takeaways from Marcus Stroman's comments on Sunday, the talented starter sounds like he's more than ready for a new season.

Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Teoscar Hernandez Teoscar Hernandez came over to the Blue Jays, along with Norichika Aoki, from the Astros, for Francisco Liriano, at the 2017 deadline. I think we can count the trade as a win. Liriano pitched in 20 games for the Astros, all out of the bullpen. He was not great, 4.40 ERA, 14.1 innings, 14 hit, 10 walks and 11 strikeouts.

Blue Jays: Starting Freddy Galvis at shortstop comes at Gurriel's expense The Blue Jays' front office has preached patience in the early stages of a rebuild, and while there have been potential opportunities on the free agent market this winter, the plan has been around looking at the big picture, and building a winner from the ground up.

Let's hear Marcus Stroman out for a moment Last week I was just thinking, "Hey, there hasn't been much tension between Marcus Stroman and the Blue Jays lately". What was once a contentious relationship seemed pretty cordial in recent months. After all, the two parties came to terms on a salary figure for the 2019 season, avoided arbitration and at the same time, potential fireworks.

Are Marcus Stroman's emotions starting to get the best of him? Yesterday Marcus Stroman had some very candid words about the Blue Jays front office and the fact he didn't receive a long-term contract this off-season. Here's just part of what Stroman had to say this weekend to the media during what was a lengthy 20-minute discussion regarding his thoughts and the Blue Jays.

Blue Jays 2019 Top Prospects: #9 - Sean Reid-Foley The Jays Journal staff returns with our yearly Top 30 prospect rankings, the #9 spot on the list goes to a hurler who made his MLB debut in 2018. Sean Rei…

Blue Jays Spring Training Notes: Feb. 18, 2019 Blue Jays spring training news and notes from February 18th, 2019, including an update on a minor league pitcher and the team’s use of new pitching metri…

Marcus Stroman talks about bouncing back, being a Blue Jay and competing in Boston and the Bronx On a new contract: “I’m trying to remain hopeful… I know what I’m worth.”.

On Marcus Stroman Marcus Stroman talked to the media today, apparently for 20 minutes, with some scattershot complaints. Shi Davidi, among several, wrote about it. Let's look at some of his comments:. Haven't we all Marcus. I'm ready for one myself. I figure ten years and $350 million would work for me.

Sunday's major league notebook: Toronto pitcher criticizes lack of free-agent signings Marcus Stroman says clubhouses need the presence of veterans who remain without jobs.

10th Annual 25 Man Roster Challenge When we think back to how this thing began, and then to what it has come to be now, we are quite proud. In the first year of this blog, we were scrambling every damn day to post something about our beloved Toronto Blue Jays. It totally sucked. But out of desperation comes the occasional hint of brilliance, and the 25 Man Roster Challenge was born.

Jays pitching coach ending the fifth starter's fight before it begins Walker says hopefuls must have to do “what hey can do, and then it should play out the way it’s supposed to.”.

SIMMONS: What's eating Marcus Stroman? Just about everything DUNEDIN - Marcus Stroman is a piece of work or a piece of something else - you take your pick. One day, he wouldn't show up for his scheduled Blue Jays spring training interview and the next day, Sunday, he wouldn't shut up, tossing baseball grenades in all directions - sparing almost no one.

Stroman Sounds Off: Marcus Holds Court at Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training Marcus Stroman doesn't talk to the media much, but when he does, he really seems to send a message. Everyone sees the passion, everyone sees how hard I work on the daily, year-round. It's not like I'm just working sometimes.

Blue Jays Better Hope Stroman is Healthy Marcus Stroman is looking to have a better year in 2019 and the Blue Jays need him to, but not for reasons you might think.

Marcus Stroman is disappointed with Blue Jays front office We're just a few days into Spring Training and we've got a Marcus Stroman controversy on our hands. Toronto's ace, who's coming off the worst season of his career due largely to injury, has expressed disappointment with the Blue Jays' front office for not offering him a long-term deal.

Stroman states desire to remain a Blue Jay, says 'I've been offered nothing' "I want to play here. I've been wanting to play here for a long time. I've been waiting to sign a long-term deal, I've been offered nothing." The 27-year-old right hander is coming off a down season that saw him put up a career-high 5.54 ERA in just 102 1/3 innings.

Toronto Blue Jays: Marcus Stroman makes pitch for long-term deal Regardless, if Stroman can return to his earlier form and fulfill his undoubted potential, his desire to remain in Toronto for a long time becomes more likely. Davidi advised an industry source refuted Stroman's claim that he hadn't been offered a multi-year deal.

Better Know Your Blue Jays 40-man: Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Back in 2016 the Blue Jays signed Lourdes Gurriel Junior to a 7-year contract, $22 million contract. He was a top rated international free agent. We figured he'd make it to the Jays quickly. Before the 2017 season we had him 6th on out prospect list and he was 73th Baseball America's top 100 prospect list.

Blue Jays: 2019 could impact the rest of Sanchez's career This coming Toronto Blue Jays season is important for Aaron Sanchez to get his high ceiling career back on track.

Blue Jays: Marcus Stroman addresses contract, veteran presence and more Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman was vocal in his recent media availability about not being offered a long term deal by the club, saying he loves Canada an…

Stroman lashes out at contract situation, trade speculation and overall state of the Blue Jays - Marcus Stroman likes to bring the heat when he's on the mound, a place where he's comfortable and feels he can be one of the best pitchers in major league baseball. On Sunday morning, the Blue Jays starter saved his most lethal stuff for the Blue Jays front office, however.

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