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"Well, let's go. Here you have your money. You want... $10 ,000? Yes, the services, hamburgers, salads, pasta, lamb, and when you buy a house, you're suspended from your car, and you have work to do. And that's all you need to do to have a DUI. Well, and what do you want? A propane? Don't pay the price of your money, you can't sell it. Don't pay the price of your money, you can't sell it. Also, all of the marketing possibilities with your home team. Hello, and welcome to the Lawyers, Guns, and Money podcast. This is Eric Loomis, and I'm here with Rob Farley and Scott Lemieux to discuss the general state of sports right now, particularly baseball, probably a little bit of football. Gentlemen, how are you all doing? Very well. There's also an obscure politically relevant hockey topic I could bring up too. We could always talk hockey around here, which might be more of a monologue for you, but hey, that's... Hockey and racism. That's the game on ice. But it's been a lot since we talked about sports here. Right now, it's August 30th is when we're recording this, and baseball is reaching its pennant races, or playoff races I guess is more appropriate these days. They're very interesting this year. Particularly, I think we should start with the official or unofficial perhaps team of LGM, which is our Seattle Mariners. So, what a run for the Mariners, and I was wondering what thoughts you guys had about what's going on here and maybe talk about the ALS generally. Well, as Eric and I, I don't know how many times I had this conversation earlier this summer, I was just brimming with confidence about the Mariners, particularly that offense. Every time Dylan Moore came up in a big spot, it was just great. No, I was... I was kind of on the fence. I know on our major league preview, Dave was pretty optimistic, and then I think the rest of us were like, consciously optimistic, but perhaps a little more skeptical, and I think I might have been the most skeptical. And then really for the first half of the year, the team was actually worse than even I had anticipated. Good pitching, but just really desultory offense. Particularly with Julio being a little off, and there's not just much else going on. The Mariners having their annual second base disaster, the curse of Sean Figgins, showing up in Colton Wong. What was his final slashline? It was genuinely horrific. Yeah, like I just... And one thing to see, Jesse Winkers also on his way out of the league. You know, so it ended up being kind of a wash no trade, but boy what a disaster it was. I mean, it was not a bad move. I mean, yeah, so he had a 241 on base, 227 slugging. And one year ago, he slugged 430, and the year before that, 447. I don't know what it is that happens when the something about the Mariners and second base are not mixed. And Adam Frazier was awful for us last year, has been a perfectly competent member of the Orioles this year. So I don't know what's going on there. But anyway, and it's weird that the team almost turned around when they released Wong, not saying he was the only problem there. But you know, and what's interesting is that the pitching staff has been excellent all year. And I think that the Mariners rotation has been top three in ERA all season. And I believe they're now first in the majors in the ERA. I may be wrong, but it's close, if not so. Really, really strong rotation led by Castillo. Scott's surveys always has good bowl pens. And one thing is that they were able to use their annual pump and dump, sort of creating a closure out of Paul Siewald and trading that for a couple of useful depth pieces that they really needed, even though they've had a little bit of problem in the back end. So yeah, it's surprising, obviously led by Rodriguez. But obviously, it's been really encouraging how they've played over the last couple of months. And it would be nice if they could win the series against the A's as the rubber match is ongoing as they speak. But yeah, it's been pretty exciting over the last month. And I'm looking forward to going back to the park. I mean, it's interesting. I think that when they traded Siewald, it was sort of like, well, what really is Dominic Canzone and Josh Rojas? I mean, they seem like a couple of marginal players and they actually played pretty well, both of them in Seattle. But I mean, it seemed like what they did ultimately was just give him, give service a lot more platoon options and a lot more mix and match stuff that he's been using at the back end of the lineup so that if it makes sense to go more or Matt Ford or Caballero, then that's fine. But Cade Marlowe has been a pretty good call up. And then Canzone and Rojas, I mean, that's a lot of options, each of which is functional to slightly more than functional in the right circumstance against the right pitchers. And I think that makes a lot of sense. And then, you know, Telenik will get, you know, should be back here for whatever that's going to really be given that he was, after that good start with sort of sliding back into his usual suckiness as the season went on. But they should have a lot of options in September. So I think it'll be, you know, I like the way the team sort of made moves mid -year to change its construction, even though, as you say, is Munoz really a reliable closer? Well, it's been a couple of times where it doesn't seem to such so. But, you know, but you certainly have to like where the team is in a three -way tie for the West with cratering a Rangers team and an Astros team that, of course, is going to remain competitive, but has its own flaws. Yeah, I mean, this is this is such a remarkably interesting division, right? I mean, and, you know, one of these teams is not going to go to the playoffs, right? I mean, we're operating in the assumption we're going to have a division winner. We're going to have, you know, one of the teams is probably going to be the wild card, but one of them is not going to go to the playoffs. Well, no, no, because there's three wild card teams now. Is it three wild card teams now? Yeah, so Toronto, I mean, you know, somebody's going to be out, but it could be, it could be the Blue Jays. Oh, okay. You see, I was this was a rules update that I was unaware of. But, yeah, the season ended today. Seattle, Texas, and Houston would all be in and the Blue Jays are actually three and a half games behind the Astros. So that's they're actually have work to do. Yeah, that's that's actually quite interesting in terms of the National League as well. But I think the more critical point about this particular division is that, you know, you have you have one of the worst rosters in the history of baseball in this division. And I would I would hazard that the Oakland A's are not the biggest train wreck in this division, right? I mean, I think that the the Angels, you know, are having one of these catastrophic seasons that even though they're not going to end up the worst team in this division because of the A's, you know, this is this is a sort of great train wreck of a team in terms of its wasted potential, catastrophic its complete use of two of the biggest stars, two of the most talented players, not just in Major League Baseball, but in baseball around the world.
Fresh "Blue Jays" from Evening News with Art Sanders
"Over the commanders 37 three the Chiefs shoot up the Bears 41 10 scoring 27 points in the second quarter there were surprises to the Cardinals corralled the Cowboys Dallas came in 2 -0 Arizona 0 -2 but the Cards have now won seven of their last eight meetings Patriots held off the Jets their 15th consecutive win over there AFC East well can you call them rivals if you're 15 and 0? Colts kick the Ravens in overtime Matt Gay 5 for 5 on field goals 4 of them over 50 yards that's an NFL first the Packers were down 70 nothing in the fourth quarter and home but came back to edge the Saints wins for the Texans Lions Chargers Seahawks and Steelers baseball one week ago in the regular season six of the 12 playoff birds have been claimed Braves and Nationals split a doubleheader Atlanta's win in the nightcap makes it the first team to 100 wins this year Spencer Strider has 19 of them Dodgers heads the Giants in 10 last night LA has the West Crown Phillies beat the Mets to complete a four -game sweep there one win away from clinching an NL wild card the Cubs Marlins Diamondbacks Padres and Reds all stayed in the hunt with wins American League the Orioles beat the Guardians their magic number is three to clinch home field throughout the playoffs the Blue Jays ran past the Rays they're the top two wildcards right now Rangers off held the Mariners for the weekend sweep Texas takes control in the West the Astros after getting swept by the Royals at home go to Seattle for three starting tonight to decide that last wild card that's Monday sports thank you sir Robert Workman at seven before the hour when we return on America in the
The latest in sports
"EP sports, I'm Josh rowntree, a busy night on the diamond and we start in Canada where the Blue Jays dropped the brewer 7 two. Alejandro Kirk and Vladimir Guerrero junior each had three hits and Kevin biggio had a pair and drove in a run. In Seattle, the Yankees beat the Mariners tend to Aaron judge homered for a third straight game in Houston, the Astros topple the twins 5 one as Alex Bregman, hit his 7th home run of the year. The Orioles dropped the guardians 8 5 Anthony Santander with three hits and three RBIs got our Henderson also drove in three runs. The Padres topped the Marlins 9 four, the rangers out slugged the tigers ten 6 Cincinnati edge Boston 9 8 things to Jose barrero Grand Slam. The mets blank the Phillies to nothing, St. Louis got by the royals two one, while the cubs beat the rays by the same score. The Dodgers beat Washington 9 three and a big change to one of the NBA's marquee franchises, bob Myers departing as president and GM of the Golden State Warriors after winning four titles in an 8 year span. I'm Josh Brown tree, AP sports.
Guerrero gets 3 hits, Kikuchi earns the win as Blue Jays beat Brewers 7-2
"Toronto scored Ford first inning runs and never looked back at a 7 to one over Milwaukee at Rogers center. Trailing two, nothing that James got to start her Adrian Hauser, thanks to RBIs by Vladimir Guerrero junior in that Chapman. Alejandro Kirk and Kevin bijou scored an inning later who tripled the lead to 6 two. Visual added two hits. In the case, especially when I'm not playing and getting my swing dialed in and making sure my head's not moving a whole lot in my load just so I can see the ball for as long as possible. You say kikuchi went vibing and recorded his 500th career strikeout to improve to 6 and two. Houser took the laws, he falls to one and one. John Luther, Toronto
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"AP's sports and Mike Reeves, it was a frantic finish at the Indianapolis 500, our Tom McKay reports. Josef Newgarden used a one lap shootout to grab the lead from 2022 champ Marcus Ericsson to win the Indy 500. You know, I wasn't looking to take anyone else out of the race, but I was going to put my car on the line to win. And I was either going to win the race or I was going to end up in the wall. Newgarden driving for team owner Roger Penske survived a chaotic final 40 miles, which saw the race stop three times for Rex. Major League Baseball the rays win a wild one over the Dodgers in Tampa Bay, correspondent Steve Carney provides the details. The Tampa Bay Rays used a 7th inning RBI ground out by wander Franco to break a ten ten tie and defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 11 to ten. Both starters got hit around as Gavin stone allowed 7 runs in two innings of work, while Josh Fleming allowed ten runs in 6 innings, including 5 home runs, Tampa Bay finishes at ten game home stands 7 and three, while the Dodgers complete their longest road trip of 2023 with a four and 6 Mark. The Yankees used a 7 run third inning to defeat the Padres ten to 7, Aaron judge and Harrison Bader hit home runs to support winning pitcher Garrett Cole, who is now 6 and zero. This was a good team win today for sure. I mean, being able to kind of subdue them through the middle innings and keep the momentum. I thought played in our favor, but it's just such a luxury to have the offense. Other winners on the diamond were the guardians Orioles tigers royals, Blue Jays, brewers, reds, rockies, Astros, Marlins, Diamondbacks, Mariners, and braves on the PGA Tour emiliano grillo wins the Charles Schwab challenge in a playoff against Adam chic. It was his first PGA Tour victory. It over 7 and a half years. So it was great. The way it was definitely worth it, it was long, but it was worth it. Steve stricker won the senior PGA Championship in a playoff over podrick Harrington, NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 was postponed due to wet weather. I'm Mike Reeves AP sports.
Eflin gets 7th win, Rays beat struggling Manoah and Blue Jays 6-3
"Zac eflin picked up his 7th win in the race, swipe 7 bases in a 6 three downing of the Blue Jays. Effluent allowed a run in 6 hits and 7 innings as he joined teammate Shane mcclanahan and Minnesota's Joe Ryan as baseball's first 7 game winners. Wander Franco stole two bases, reach base three times and scored twice. Randy arose arena had two hits and two RBIs for Tampa Bay, which took two straight after a 20 to one loss to the JSON Tuesday. Alec manoa fell to one in 5 and his winless in his last 9 starts, allowing 5 runs in three innings. I'm Dave ferry
McClanahan becomes 1st 8-game winner, Rays rebound from 19-run loss to beat Blue Jays 7-3
"Shane mcclanahan became the first pitcher in baseball to reach the 8 win mark as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 7 to three. Mcclanahan allowed just a single run in 7 innings of work to improve to 8 zero on the year. My only motive, I think anybody in here can attest that is did we win? As long as I help this team and put them in a good situation to win that's really truthfully all I care about, everything else will take care of itself. Luke Reilly and Jose Siri each homered off Blue Jays starter you say kikuchi will wander Franco snapped a four for 29 skid with three hits and two RBI. Steve Carney, St. Petersburg.
Mountcastle hits 3-run HR, Orioles go deep 3 times to beat Blue Jays 6-2
"Baltimore sock three home runs to pace them to a 6 two one over Toronto. What Rogers center? Raya mount castle had the big blow a three run shot in the third off starter and losing pitcher yusuke, his tenth of the season. It had the benefit you can get pictures of hit against him and it seems like he's been doing pretty well this year and just getting a good pitch hit against him today was big. It was mount Kelso's fourth career home run off the Toronto left 8. Anthony Santander with his 8th that Adam Fraser with his 5th also went yard for the visitors. Kyle Gibson went 7 innings and won it. He improves his record to 5 and three. John leathery, Toronto
Judge and Volpe homer, Cortes wins as Yankees beat Blue Jays 4-2
"Aaron judge and Anthony volpe hit home runs as the Yankees beat the Blue Jays four two judge hit a two run home run his 12th in the first his fourth home run of the four game series. It's a good series. A lot of guys came up clutch, you know, offensively, and then even, you know, some good great pitching performances. Up three two in the night, volpe took at Nate Pearson offering deep for his 7th of the campaign, Beau bouchet Homer did a losing cause, his 9th. Nestor Cortes wanted he's now four and two, Ron marinaccio picked up his first career save. John leatherbee, Toronto
Blue Jays' Jay Jackson says he was tipping pitches against Aaron Judge
"Toronto Blue Jays right hander Jay Jackson says he believes he was tipping his pitches when New York Yankees slugger Aaron judge Homer against him Monday night. Jackson told the athletic on Tuesday that he believes he Yankees coach was able to see which grip he was using while holding the ball in his glove and that coach relayed the info to judge helping him hit a 462 foot home run. The at bat was quickly scrutinized when cameras caught judge taking unusual glances toward the first baseline moments before Jackson delivered. I'm geffen coolbaugh.
Judge breaks Maple Leaf with HR, Germán ejected, Yankees beat Blue Jays 6-3
"Aaron judge broke a three all tie in the 8th with another mammoth home run to give New York a 6 three win at Rogers center. Judge took an Eric's once on offering 448 feet to center field, the same place he hit won the night before to notch his 11th home run of the season. You know, three, three game there, you know, just anytime you give your team the lead, man. It's nice. Judge now has 5 home runs in his last four games. New York started Domingo Vermont was objective for having a foreign substance on his hand and faces a ten game suspension. Riot Weber wanted under the pen. He's one to know Juan de Peru to pick up his third save. Toronto.
Let's do it again: Celtics to face Heat in Eastern Conference finals rematch
"Year's NBA Eastern Conference final will feature a rematch of last year's the Celtics will play the heat starting Wednesday for a trip to the finals after blowing past the 76ers one 1288 in game 7 of their conference semifinal series. Jayson Tatum exploded for a game 7 record 51 points. Just being in another game 7, being able to come back home in front of our fans. I was really excited. Just for the moment. Stanley Cup playoffs, the golden knights are in the west finals for the third time in their 6th seasons by eliminating the oilers 5 to two in game 6. A hat trick for Jonathan Marshall. Baseball, the Blue Jays made it a three game sweep of the braves as Danny Jansen hit a two run single in the bottom of the 9th. It's a good team over there, so I had a feeling it was gonna be, you know, big blows going back and forth throughout the series and stuff. So just kept at it. The braves fourth straight loss combined with the Dodge's 5th straight win gave LA, the NL's best record. Tony Gosselin pitched the first 5 innings of Sunday shutout when over the Padres. They're a really good lineup, you know, can't take any pitches off, you know, top to bottom they all hit well. So
NBA: Celtics advance, Grizzlies Mornat suspended, Golden Knights take Oilers
"AP sports I'm Tom Miriam. Jayson Tatum scored an NBA game 7 record 51 points to leave the Celtics to a one 1288 victory over the 76ers to put the defending Eastern Conference champs back in the east final against the heat starting on Wednesday. Off the court the grizzlies of again suspended star guard John morant after video surfaced of him holding a gun. The golden knights advanced to the west final by eliminating Connor McDavid and the oilers in game 6, 5 to two behind Jonathan Marshall's hat trick. Baseball, the Dodgers topped the Padres for their 5th straight victory, and now have the best record in the national league as the braves lost their fourth straight to the Blue Jays. The rays added to baseball's best record overall by edging the Yankees 8 to 7, thanks to Taylor walls Grand Slam. NASCAR William Byron was the darling of Darlington, winning the Goodyear 400 over Kevin Harvick in overtime, and in golf a big day for Jason Day as he won the Byron Nelson classic with a final round 62. Tom Arian AP sports
Jansen has game-winning hit, Blue Jays rally to sweep Braves
"Kenny Jensen's two run single brought home Vladimir Guerrero junior and Matt Chapman as a Blue Jays beat the brave 6 5 at roger center. Jensen's game winning knock was his second hit of the afternoon, sent me more than 40,000 into a frenzy. It's a good team over there, so I had a feeling it was gonna be, you know, big blow is going back and forth throughout the series and stuff. So just kept at it. George Springer hit his 5th home run of the season, Atlanta had three home runs over their own from Ronald Acuna junior, Ozzie albies and former J Kevin pillar. Nate Pearson wanted out of the pen, as Toronto's won three in a row. John leatherbee, to run
AP Sports SummaryBrief at 1:21 a.m. EDT
"Four AP sports I'm geffen cool ball, the Seattle kraken aren't done yet after forcing a decisive game 7th correspondent Jim Bernard reports, the Seattle kraken, even their best of 7 playoff series with the Dallas stars at three games apiece with a 6 three victory. The kraken took control early and jumped to a four one lead minutes into the second period. Jordan Everly had two goals and one assist for the game. We played aggressive. I think that's what we had to do. I mean, you don't want to come out in these situations and sit back and go into the summer wondering why. In the NBA, the Phoenix Suns fired Monty Williams on Saturday two years after reaching the NBA Finals in a year after he was the overwhelming choice as the coach of the year. Phoenix was eliminated from the playoffs Thursday after a 25 point home loss against Denver in the Western Conference semifinals. Major League Baseball, a big day for Bo Bichette led the Blue Jays past the braves 5 to two correspondent John leatherbee reports the shet knocked in a pair of runs, including the go ahead in the 7th inning against the NL east leaders. A lot of really good teams we have to play. So yeah, I mean, it's good, but we've got another one tomorrow and we need to finish strong and get ready for the next one. Dylan cease taught 6 scoreless innings to help the White Sox top the Astros three to one. Really great. Finally, I think some of the work going into it paid off. So anytime you get a win and hold them scoreless, it's fantastic. Other American League winners, the Orioles rangers Yankees twins, Mariners and guardians. In the national league, Colorado Rockies pitcher Ryan feltner was struck in the head by a line drive in the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies, but was able to walk off the field on his own. The Phillies were 7 to four winners. Other NL results, the Dodgers won their fourth in a row four to two over the Padres. The brewers diving backs, reds and cardinals were also victorious, Metz nationals was suspended by rain, and engulfed Austin and China's Marty Doe are seeking a first PGA Tour victory as they share the third Brown lead at 16 under with Ryan Palmer at the Byron Nelson in Texas. I'm geffen Koba for AP sports.
Bichette stars as Blue Jays win 5-2; Braves drop 1st road series
"Will be shed knocked in a pair of runs, including the go ahead in the 7th inning against the NL east leaders. Kevin care Meyer chipped in with three hits as well and scored a pair. Marcelo zuna hit his 7th home run of the season in the brave second inning. Eric Swanson, what are the bullpen improves to two at one? Jordan Romano picked up his tenth say.
Pirates lose 6th straight, Belt 2-run double lifts Blue Jays
"6 Blue Jays had a two hit game as Toronto roughed up the pirates 8 two, Brandon Belt drove in a pair of runs as part of a four run first inning for the Jays. Kevin kier Meyer also played an apparent Kevin biggio head two hits, impressive for a player that's been in and out of the lineup for manager John Schneider. I know it's tough for players when they're not in their consistently. And when you are in there, you have to make kind of the overall contribution like cabinet today. Jose barrios allowed two runs over 6 and a third inning striking out 7 for Toronto. Now 20 and 14. Jack zawinski Homer for the NL central leading pirates, which have lost 6 straight. Josh rowntree Pittsburgh.
Nuggets take Suns, NFL draft
"Or AP sports I'm get cool and emphatic start to the Western Conference semifinals in Denver correspondent Bruce Morton reports. The nuggets thumped Phoenix one 25 one O 7. Denver gained separation in the second quarter led 68 51 at the break and kept its distance. The nuggets Jamal Murray was game high with 34 points. We're gonna keep doing what we're doing, keep proving everybody wrong and just taking one game at a time. Other NBA news, 76ers center, Joel embiid is doubtful with a right knee sprain from Monday's series opener in Boston. Stanley Cup playoffs, John Tavares scored four 35 into overtime to give the Maple Leafs their first playoff series win in 19 years with a two one game 6 win over the lightning. But in saying that, I think we just did a good job of staying within finding ways to win. Also in the east, the rangers forced a game 7 with a 5 two win over the Devils in the west, the oilers eliminated the kings with a 5 four game 6 win. Day three of the NFL Draft, the LA rams drafted two time national title winning Georgia quarterback stetson Bennett in the fourth round. I love competing against the best and, you know, it helps when you got the best on your team. And I think we do. The rams also made Toledo defensive linemen, Dez Juan Johnson, mister irrelevant, with the 259th and final pick. Major League Baseball, the Padres slugged 6 home runs during a Mexico City series game that featured 11 total homers in a 1611 route of the Giants. San Diego manager bob Melvin across the board are bats were really good today. You know, you get the ball in the air and we have some guys that can do that. Other animal results, the pirates swept a double header and the brewers, D backs, Phillies, Dodgers, Marlins, and reds were winners. In the AL, the Orioles and tigers split a double header, while the rays Blue Jays rangers Red Sox and royals were also victorious. And finally, Yankees captain Aaron judges being evaluated for a mild hip strain and the rangers placed ace Jacob de Grom on the 15 day IL with Wright elbow inflammation. I'm geffen kuba for AP sports.
Bruce Morton, correspondent, with Sixers forward Tobias Harris, Suns guard Chris Paul and Yankees shortstop Anthony Volpe (toh-BYE'-yuss) (VOHL'-pee)
"A piece for it. I'm Bruce Morton. Saturday NBA playoff action began with Philadelphia minus big man Joel embiid winning at Brooklyn 96 88 to complete a sweep of the nets forward Tobias Harris says all season, the sixers have dealt with adversity, which enabled them to complete this sweep. Our record on the road as well in different guys in and out of the lineup from time to time and being able to just find a way to get victory. In Los Angeles, the suns moved out to a three games to one lead by topping the clippers one 12 to 100. Chris Paul scored 19 points, 12 of them in the fourth quarter. I tried to get myself going defensively. And so the shots, they gonna come. We practice all day long. We practice for those situations. And so when they come, you know, you live with the results. Miami made the best of Milwaukee missing the injured Yanis onta compo to beat the bucks one 21 to 99 good for a two one lead. And the linkers let all the way defeating Memphis one 11 one O one also good for a two one advantage. Baseball Tampa Bay is an MLB best 18 and three after getting past the White Sox four three. Elsewhere in the American League yeast, the Yankees walked off the Blue Jays three two. New York shortstop Anthony volpe says winning these intra division games is key. Anytime you have a really good division opponent like that and we play them as much as we do coming up, we really want to take these games. In the national league, Pittsburgh defeated Cincinnati two one winners of 6 straight, the pirates are off to a 15 and 7 start. Meanwhile, lots of free hockey in the NHL playoffs. Michael amadio scored in the second overtime lifting Vegas to a 5 four win at Winnipeg. Morgan rielly lit the lamp in the first overtime as the Maple Leafs got a four three victory at Tampa Bay in New York, Doug Hamilton pocketed the overtime goal as the Devils beat the rangers two one, and Colorado needed only 60 minutes to win at Seattle 6 four. Bruce Morton, AP sports
"blue jays" Discussed on Yanks Go Yard: A New York Yankees podcast
"The Yankees had my brain. What did they have? They don't have anything. So you don't know yourself Romano yesterday. The art director for mad men. They were like, we gotta Jameson ty owns on the IL. We've got all these guys to activate. We've got Michael king, we need to find room for. We've got Domingo Herman who seems ready severino in a couple of Sauron mono's coming up. Steven riding is going to the minor league IL really hurt this team. Can't believe those words came out of my mouth. Apparently it's not a serious injury, but you'd have to think he'd be here if not for that. And so salamander comes in, the art director for mad men in a two two game, all of a sudden goes, I don't like what I'm seeing here. I actually, this is not my color palette. I have to be honest with you. And just gets the first two outs of an inning single single bang bang bang lead surrendered two days in a row, by the way. We said they didn't hold a lead in this entire four game series. They didn't. It's true. They never had a lead. But the first two games completely non competitive, just no chance didn't do anything. Nothing worthwhile. Next two games, booth, Boone puts a three spot on the board in the third game. Does he does that himself? Then a brick Garner hits an all time season turning three run Homer, which would have been a momentum changer for anybody else, not us, Andrew Velasquez error clay homes gives up the run green gives up a run, Chapman gives up runs. That game ends up not close. And it was, at one time, a three three game with all the momentum in the Yankees corner. Joy Rodriguez came out after that and with the side basically, you know, throw it away. Yesterday again, to nothing, Nestor great start, the starting pitching is almost never the problem with this team. Seriously, literally almost never. Every day, 6 innings two runs, 7 ins three runs. This is the New York Yankees. That is good enough to win for most teams in baseball. For this one, that should be just fine. These are not the aces. This is Nestor Cortez junior. 6 innings two runs against the Toronto Blue Jays at the band box that is Yankee Stadium is fine. Leaves the game, Rizzo ties it with a tour on her again, the momentum has turned. You win that game. It's two and a half game lead over Toronto with an easy schedule coming up. That's not so bad. It's not great. It's not so bad. They were at a safe enough place entering this series. All they really had to do was beat Toronto once. All they really had to do. Honestly, you want to beat them three times. You want to get them out of here. You want them to go away, but all you really had to do was be the ones maintain that two and a half game lead. Keep pace with the Red Sox. And if they'd won one of the games they'd still be ahead of the Red Sox, by the way, now they're not. They're basically those two teams are even in the lost column. So they're a game behind again in the.
"blue jays" Discussed on Yanks Go Yard: A New York Yankees podcast
"I'm Adam Weiner it belongs to Thomas Karen aunt and the New York Yankees have blown a 7 game wild card lead in 12 games. The 2007 mets did it in 17. And they're the gold stain standard of sucking. Make sure to find us on Apple podcast, Google podcast, Spotify, wherever you get your podcasts, drop us a 5 star review along with the mailbag question. If that's something you would like to do, we'll be happy to answer it on a future podcast. Yeah. For everybody who said I was being too alarmist when I said the Yankees to watch after the Blue Jays and they were about to get swept, if they didn't clean their act up, there's a sweep without a lead held. Didn't hold a lead in four games. Haven't done that since 1908 in a four game series at home. 1908, long time ago. Haven't done that since 1908. That's how bad this Yankee team currently is. I got alarmist twice this year. I said the Yankees were about to get swept in a four game set by the Red Sox at Fenway after Chad green, blue, the first game, they vastly outplay the Red Sox in that four game set and still lost three out of four because of Red Sox BS magic. That's what happens at Fenway. Then I said the Yankees had to watch out for a sweep here and they got swept. So in games where I predicted the Yankees would go zero and 8, they were combined one in 7. Dunk on me, I guess? One win out of 8 is good? Great, one and 7. I said, oh, it ain't one in 7. Thomas Karen, welcome to the podcast. The cushion is gone. The season is not over, but when you lose Jonathan Lewis, I got Garrett Cole briefly and James and tayo in a couple day span and your offense can't hit might be a problem. Yeah, it doesn't help the morale. But even so, I think something is still wrong with this with this Clubhouse or just the organization. I don't know. I don't know. What are you talking about? What could be the problem here? I'm not surprised. I don't care. I mean, I do care because it sucks, but I'm not shocked. I'm not like, I can sleep. I don't have to worry about anything. Nothing spooking me anymore. We watched this happen for the first four, four plus months of the season. And now it's happening again. And there's no reason to think that a 13 game win streak would have cured all, especially when they were they were pressing all the right buttons and getting lucky. That's part of the game. That's what happens at times. 1908, man. Teddy Roosevelt was president World War I didn't even start yet. The whole moose party, America was polarized. Between the democratic Republicans and the bull loose party..
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"You hope that george springer is the lineup for that game as well. So fingers are crossed for his status. And maybe this weekend again. You see him play so let's see And two other factors In relation to he him coming back and being the d. h. The number one factor is vladimir guerrero. Junior which is of course a lesser less of a big deal as the hunter kirk playing time. Because is going to be in the lineup. No matter what but it means down the stretch as we've seen the wear and tear of a season on him although he's hot right now hit home. Run forty forty forty one and forty two in this series. He's going to be honest fee all the time. George springer is back in d aging so. That's one factor that plays into this and other factor is boba. Boba shit wasn't hot before he was as cold iraq when it comes to what he was doing in the number four spot in the lineup. But now he's been bumped up to number one and over the last few days he's hot. He's had really good days yesterday. I think he was three five. That's what the blue jays need and without boba shut being hot. You don't really have a true leadoff hitter. Yeah you can put mark assuming up there. But i think the reason siemian staying at two right now is because he's found so much comfort and success at that point in the lineup in the blue jays like him there without boba shut being hot. You don't have a true leadoff hitter. So you need george springer up there you can't be rolling corey dickerson. In games like these as a leadoff hitter. That's just bizarre. It's off the wall idea. I don't know why the blue thought about it in the first place or why they considered it at all but you can't be rolling out corey dickerson. In the leadoff spot. So that's another reason to you. Know maybe push the brakes a little bit on george springer because boba shot right now. Ken carry the team is a leadoff hitter. He can find success leadoff hitter and helped the blue jays there. You don't need george springer in that spot to have success at the top of the lineup..
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"Talk about robbie ray and marcus simeon. Because both of these players are guys at the blue jays should be trying to extend or at least be talking about resigning. Once it gets into free agency and we saw this week we had finally our first bit of news about the extension attempt spy the toronto blue jays they have already attempted to extend marcus simeon. They plan to approach robbie ray in the offseason about resigning him to a long term contract. This is reported by ken. Rosenthal of the athletic. And like i said who's kind of the first bit of news we've heard about extensions because obviously like for months. Now everyone's been bantering about how much these guys deserve. And whether the blue jays will be willing to fork over the money or whether they explore their options free agency but seems like the blue jays are serious. Getting these guys back or at least right. Now they're entertaining the possibility we've already talked about how much money it'll take to get these guys back. I think the expectation from all of us for robbie ray was guy said five one twenty five for his deal Both you guys were in the same ballpark. Five remember correctly. I don't think we talked about marcus. Simeon how much hill command in a free agency deal though so or an extension obviously if it comes to that Personally i look at the model of dj lemay. Hughes contract lasts offseason. It's kind of a general idea of what we can expect. Margaret siemian command. This offseason or like. I said if he gets an extension and lemay hugh got. I think it was five six years ninety million dollars and he was kind of looking for more of the long term. He was looking for getting towards one hundred million dollars instead of taking a shorter term higher average annual value deal. I think we won't see the same thing with marcus. Simeon but marcus simeon is a more valuable player so i think five years one hundred million five years one hundred ten million around there maybe even higher given what we saw the blue jays gifted george springer what it took to get him to come north of the border if the blue jays are signing someone like siemian high-profile guy like that and they're trying to ask him to shift over to second base permanently having it's going to take a little bit more to entice him north of the border but i think that's kind of the ballpark number range. We're looking at a hundred million hundred ten million. Maybe he gets up at one. Twenty one twenty five somewhere around there for margaret simeon. Where do you got. Where do you guys think the The contract wound up. Yeah i'm an akl you. I think that he's probably gonna command at least twenty five million season and he's making eighteen this year. I don't know exactly what the qualifying offer is. But it's probably around that it's usually been around the high teens. He's probably gonna command. I think at least twenty five million a season and you know he is getting a little bit older..
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"They actually ended up trading for stephen matt's right before the spring and a lotta people weren't happy they that's the that's the truth. And they wanted to taiwan walker to come back. They wanted them to sign this guy. Sign this guy jayco to rizzi and they managed to get stephen mats and so far. Steve matt's his cousin and he's pretty much shut up blue jays fans who were hitting on the pitching. So i think that's a safe way to put it and it's good because you want that to happen and you want him to be a key part of this team and if robbery figures it out. That's a pretty solid one-two-three in terms of performance. So far with stephen matt's continuing to pitch while you have pearson on his way back as well there is potential for this rotation to be better than what people think. How sustainable is it from stephen. Matt's nobody really knows. I assume a drop off market went over. It probably gonna happen but it can still be a solid pitcher in this rotation and just going back to what you said at the beginning. That stephen match should have pitched the entire game. You one hundred percent should have. I was rooting for a complete game. Kind you know. Seven innings complete game. It have been the blue jays. First complete game since may eighteenth. I think it was twenty. Nineteen which doesn't really count either because it was a rained out game after five innings blue jays pitcher only pitched four innings ryan firemen or something. It was a name. I completely event. I remember yeah. Yeah i completely forgot. He ever pitched for the blue jays. I looked out the last complete game last complete game the blue jays had and i totally blanked could not remember who this guy was so anyways just a little bit there but yes he should have pitched a complete game because it's a double header the bluejays relying on their bullpen. In game. two. Eight tommy. Malone's not gonna be in the bullpen. Because he's starting that and then game. Two they bring out anthony castro ryan brockie trent thornton joe pants basically five guys if you include malone coming out of the bullpen and putting a huge stress on the bullpen for today's game when you look and.
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"Came out game two six innings one. Run against the angels which we know. They have a potent lineup. He was in the game that the blue jays one fifteen to one and then Against kansas city royals another five one win for the blue jays. six innings one run to ox. Five strikeouts eighty two pitches to do that. Compared to ninety pitches which what he needed for six innings. That outing before so absolutely impeccable. From stephen matt's If robbie ray is who he was today for the rest of the season at least the blue jays have stephen matt's in there. Of course matt's is gonna regress to i. I would say. Low bid above league average are my expectations for him. Now i'm not thinking that these two starts are the rest of his season for him. I think he's gonna regress to the mean but the very least the blue jays have one guy in there who appeared to be absolutely impeccable along with hyon-jin review. Yeah he's been a very very pleasant surprise and he pitched eighteen and a third inning so a little bit more than two full games. I think we can. Maybe get a bit of an idea for what he's able to do. At least in the early parts of the season a one forty-seven era eight and a zero point. Eight to whip so he's been really good and also eighteen strikeouts so about a strikeout parenting and the blue jays have one every time. He's pitched same thing. I believe with rio so rian. Mats have been absolutely fantastic for the blue jays but focusing on nights. I think i was very very nervous to welcome him to the starting rotation of i hoped he did well. But saying you know we didn't get a tie walker in the in the off season. We're getting stephen. Matt's i was like okay. Well we're going to need to see something out of him and so far what we've seen is a is a fantastic pitcher and i think you put it perfectly mark if robbie ray is struggling or is not the robbie ray. We expected or that we saw spring training. At least stephen matches their to kind of take away a bit of the damage and especially with the rotation. That's just absolutely destroyed with injuries. He's been a bright spot Funny thing little tidbit just to end this. I think the blue jays. This won't ever happen. Perhaps the blue jays go with four lefties in a five man rotation they take you..
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"Saying okay. The bullpen is totally fine yet. Because i think he needs again. Unsustainable small sample size. Especially when you look at the fact that all these guys are injured. There's going to be increased workload on the guys at the back of the bullpen. They're going to get worn down. They're going to falter at some point so on either end of the spectrum whether good or bad not reading too much into it. I think if we're talking about. I know these past few weeks i've just been saying like pump. The brakes it's okay. It's okay don't panic. I think if we get to the point of the start of may which i guess the timeline now is tasker hernandez by then he doesn't. He's not showing any kovic symptoms right. Now george springer fingers crossed back by the start of. May if you're looking at that sort of situation hernandez and springer are back then. I think you have to start reading more into what's going on with the offense. The offense isn't clicking at that point. Like not even next week when we record but two weeks after that in two weeks time if the offense is in clicking starting to be concerned but right now it's still the early goings. You still have guys like vladimir guerrero junior having really one bad day which he did. Today he didn't get a hit. He's still jacob. I still think he has his on base streak intact looking at baseball reference game logs. He has had either a hit or a walk in every game. This season I think it's shed who lost his hitting streak but even that grow with one bad day he had one bad day. His batting average now is already below three hundred from what it was before like four thirteen or fourteen twenty. So there's a big difference there. And i were still in. The early goings panic. Two weeks from now is a point. Where i'm going to start reading more into these samples that were getting That's where i stand on the blue jays offensive issues right now. frustration watch. But it's going to come with time..
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"I think it's a little bit of a stretch to be concerned about it. However if it continues over the next couple of weeks it depends on the severity of it. If i personally would take something away from it but You know the the thing with baseball is it's completely It's just hard to predict because tomorrow they can come out and put up ten runs. It's very easy for that. Or they can go perfect with runners in scoring position and then the pitching give up or whatever so baseball like that is funny because it's hard to predict it could be a different result every game but in terms of team who's supposed to be built offensively. I won't take too much away from it. Obviously there is a few opportunities that they had especially the saturday game jacob. It was a little bit frustrating for sure it was just because they did have opportunities and they couldn't quite tied the game up late and they only got on the board early after the semyon home. Run i believe that's when it stops. Oh for unless i'm mistaken but either or there's lots to i guess you know. Give him time. And of course you know a few more games here and there and especially a weekend or a couple a three game series coming up in texas It'll be interesting to see how that pans out. And how we head into next weekend's home opener away from home against the angels so Yeah not not too concerning yet to be clear. I am not hitting the panic button. This is just something. I'm keeping my eye on over the next few days. And i think it's interesting that if the blue jays had lost two of three or been swept heaven forbid but if that happened than we would be having a completely different conversation and many fans would be ripping the blue jays for messing up with runners in scoring position. Which it's a problem for every team. I feel like the same frustrations even if you're the lots angeles dodgers exist in terms of stranding guys in scoring position straining guys on base. It just happens as baseball team. But it's something. I keeping an eye on see if the blue jays can do the little things in terms of that a little bit better than they have in the past Okay the last thing i want to talk about about. These games is a lineup construction. I've found it really interesting. That game one game. Two exact same lineup. I'm not sure we ever saw that at all. In twenty twenty. We certainly didn't see it in back to back games. I don't know if we ever saw them rolled out the same lineup. Even one week to another. I've found it really interesting. Going with the exact same lineup. Not much discuss their. They shifted it around a little bit like the changes. Montolio made for game three today. I like putting kurkin. Give johnson a little bit of arrest period. Yeah the only difference and actually looking at it right now like you said game one and two or the exact same but in game three. Today the first six banners were the exact same. The only differences were Seven eight nine were grischuk panic kirk whereas previously it was till as grischuk janssen so i mean not a ton go with with are not ton to say about that i think the bluejays have they have it set..
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"I have zero reason to be optimistic for them. Coming to toronto in the same thing with the raptors gotta look at them. Because they're in. I think it's tampa bay right now or at least in the same arena that the tampa bay lightning play. And they're not it doesn't look like they're coming up to toronto so i don't think the blue jays will have the same They'll have the same things and they're not coming up to toronto over I'm just interesting i have. I have optimism because one. Yeah the vaccine distribution right now is poor jacob. How ever a lot can change in a couple of months. And they're saying by the summer it's get a lot better. Yeah there's still promising everyone to be vaccinated by so they haven't they. Haven't you know there's still a chance for that. And this is what. I think they go back and this it's different from the raptors because while the raptors are playing right now and it's different and they're going to and obviously around the summer it's going to be a little bit delayed as it usually ends. Because of how late they started. How cool would it be for candidate. They go back. That's my prediction and if it's not candidate. They're back august or september. There's ten games right. There are eleven games. Especially if you go on to around august. But i think a perfect situation is candidate. I just have optimism that they're going to be back there at some point this year. Game seven the world roger center. I would buy tickets for that even if it was like five grand a one hundred percent. Yeah i agree with jacob. Because i think the inertia is that once a season starts are not gonna wanna move. I don't see them starting in dunedin and then all of a sudden you know saying it would be amazing if kennedy we can. They're like okay. Yeah we're gonna move up to the rodgers enter and celebrate it this way. It would be incredible. But i just don't see the thing happening that way i just. I just think the inertia will be so much that they just won't move this season. And you know maybe we see it happen. But i really don't think it's gonna happen. I'm agreeing with jacob putting the under and zero games At the rogers centre okay. The next question is which blue jays or any blue jays. I guess we'll make the all star team. I three names on this was a little bit of bishops but i think the most obvious choices boba shit. I think that's no brainer. Another name had market simeon. Maybe a little bit of more of a question mark. I think he i'm confident. And i'm trusting that he will be close to what he was in two thousand nineteen. I don't think he'll be as good. But i think you'll be close to what he was maybe six war player And and i think that's obviously good enough the all star game and then the third name. Perhaps this is a little bit of a surprise. But jordan. Romano i think is going to make the all star team. I'm beyond his. I did not even think of romano. But i don't know how i didn't because he was fantastic last year and he has done nothing to prove me. proved to me that he's going to do otherwise. But i'm a i'm going to agree with you. Boba sheds making the all star team. Mlb loves to loves to post about him on social media. They clearly love him and he's a good player..
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"That's three point. One million dollars and rafael deletes. One point five million dollars so when you add that up. It's over fifty million dollars right there. That are coming off the books and the amount of financial flexibility to that that this team has even signing semyon to a one year deal makes it even more of a smarter move and there's lots of directions that this team can go and even if we head into let's just say you know the one thing. A lot of fans are overlooking to is the offs or the free agency isn't just the area where the jays can add. People are forgetting to of the trade deadline next because that. Don't be surprised if the james could be active. They were active last year and we saw them pulling off a lot of low risk deals were for people like taiwan walker. Robbie ray i guess you have to throw in jonathan vr. But you know this team to as we head into the trade deadline. There's a lot of flexibility because of the offseason. They have ahead of the next year and all these players that are coming off the books and other big contracts that they can look to trade maybe ran grischuk. That's the name that's been been thrown around but you know i really liked the way. The blue jays have set themselves up here entering the season because even ross atkins metropol. They've been doing lots of interviews and maybe even in the spring conference. I don't know if they mentioned it or not but they alluded to multiple times that the free free agency isn't just the only way where they can add. So that's one thing that is going to be interesting for me. Is that trade deadline because of the financial flexibility that they have. But i'm just very happy with the deal and the one year just makes it all worth it to me in terms of paying him eighteen million dollars but a good signing in a great piece for the lineup. We saw some people saying that this wasn't the end of the pursuit for infielders for the blue jays. I mean kris bryant has been the name that's been tossed around a little bit. Some people are saying they should still be involved in a deal for chris bryan and pitcher. Or you know. Still be on the margaret for. We've seen other names name. I like colin wong guys like that. Is that true. i. I personally think this ends it. Scott mitchell said you know still be on the lookout. The blue jays could add place on third as you move bijou to the outfield or busy. Oh you know. He's playing in different positions every day to give someone the day off. I don't see that happening. I see the blue jays now focusing all their attention on either a reliever or be a starter and that's it. I don't see them as pursuing an infielder given that they've already got simeon in that they've already got an infield crunch in terms of playing time. Do you guys think they're done on the infield or are you still keeping the open. The door open for another acquisition. I'm gonna say they're done be made mainly because they they really need to be like you said mark there. They've got a crowded infield. They have guys coming up in the next couple of years. Who are earning even further crowd. This and quite frankly i think i'm i'm happy with the infield they have i thought it was good even before the simeon acquisition and i still think it's decent with that being said they do need to get pitching bullpen is probably going to be more of a. We'll see what happens it towards the very very end of the offseason..
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"I don't want to bury the lead but you know with with him in another addition in addition the pitching staff. Then i feel confident. In saying look we are at the raise level or a little bit exceeding it I think where prob. If i'm being honest with myself right and i again i hate to be that guy. I just don't know that right. Now we'd we'd win a seven game series against the raz mostly because the starting pitching that we lack offensively it would probably be a high scoring game. I it'd probably be a home run derby but it just who scores the most at that point on maybe if is trotting out game one you feel confident in there but after that it's kind of toss up as it stands right now so i'm a little uncomfortable saying that we're at the raise level. I disagree with that. I'd say we're about at yankee level right now. In terms of hallen in matching on. And i would put the blue jays right now. I think i series could go seven against the i don't even get is at this point. They do play well. That's for sure they have had their last year's outside the rays last year we had the american league is that you know the orioles play so but is i have a good time for you and i'm just going to throw this out here. Who recalls the nineteen ninety-five cleveland indians. Running all the way to the world series nothing but manny ramirez in. Our ballot is weighing at team. Didn't have a ton of pitching and found ways to bludgeon people to tap as far as it goes i looking at this lineup. Anxiety was pulling it off without my head. I couldn't remember who the heck was actually all in that lineup. Forget to go with it but eerily similar in some of the fashion and kenny lofton leading off. Which is you know more or less. I'm going to compare him to what we get when bogus shot more or less. Right speeds speedy player hits vol solid. Gets everything going and kevin video right there. You got those two guys equal in that and then you had manny ramirez rbis scall- jim thome and albert bell really rounded that out. You can make the argument that this lineup looks very scary..
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"The blue jay z. And it's just a very unfortunate situation. I think a lot of people through sports and espn all these other reporters. They've always basically said if you want a good team in canada you have to draft you have to trade or overpay and it just kind of is how it is you know you look at the blue jays. Most of their roster is from international signings or signings our draftkings or something in order to kinda not convinced the player but out of their control. You know obviously you can control if you sign with the team that drafted you but at the same time. They've already selected you so it's just unfortunately with free agency. I'm starting to get a little worried. I was very optimistic and the start of it. Even though even you'll go back to the summer. I didn't think we're going to have a very aggressive free agency. But they said they were optimistic that they would do something. But now as we're seeing. Is you know we thought the the yankees we're going to the blue jays we're going to snag. Dj lemay you from the yankees. Well he kind of you know. He ended up. Going back to the yankees. Even though the blue jays comparably offered him a better amount per year. So it's just is unfortunately we're to seal free agency goes. It's definitely a weird situation to be in because like you said mark. I want obviously the blue jays to be a good team and i think that they they do have the money to spend right now but at the same time. At what point do you draw the line. Saying this is an okay amount of money but anything more than that you know. Maybe it gets player. But it's not worth it in terms of you know the bottom line. Well let's create this like if if the blue jays miss out on george springer like what happens then do they just go all in on like trevor bauer or jt. Romeo like i guess. That's why i'm not totally freaking out yet. Because there's still so many other names on the market like i'm not even pitchers like james paxton. Jay z like these guys are still on the market. So that's why i'm like. It's not the end of the world. If they miss out on. George i get like. That's where i'm that's how. I'm trying to convince myself that that's true so that i don't get too disappointed with the news of springer signing with the mets which i honestly if i'm being honest i it kind of feels like it's inevitable at this point. Yeah exactly i'm not. I'm not panicking yet like you said there are. There is still time. I mean it's not like free or it's not like Spring training and whatnot. Starting next week there is time but it is still just a weird situation. I think the blue jays do miss out. On george springer the fans a lot of them will lose their mind on twitter You know people will say how dare you get us all hyped up for this entire off season and then do nothing as for me. I'm not gonna get angry. Like george springer is a great player..
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"Of the best season their career right florida's grill junior having three hundred oscar hernandez having a bunch of home runs winning silver slugger award. They just came off amazing season. So i'm not sure. The blue jays are ready to trade them are willing to trade them because of the performance. I just put up so to me. This is a little bit of a stretch to make it work. And i like i said. I don't think it's going to happen. Maybe brazen they do get a little bit too aggressive as we've been saying for the past couple of weeks couple months. Maybe they get nervous. They're scared they're going to miss out on guys. They see this as their opportunity to get a big name. George springer and then a little bit of a bonus in michael brantley but personally. I don't really like this idea see. That's the big thing that i'm noticing. None of us really disagree. That michael brantley or george springer good players. But you know you kind of go back to that old saying if it isn't broke don't fix it. You know the blue jays arguably want to slash should replace randall grischuk. But they don't need to replace anybody else in the outfield as you said more tasker hernandez largest grill junior at some of the best years of their career last year and i think they are solidifying themselves as borderline stars and you know if you want to replace them with a guy that arguably it's still a very good player but it doesn't really make sense because you have already guys that that can take that role and i think that similar to the whole of francisco endure conversation where you know. The blue jays could benefit from him. But they already have guys that can take over that role. Yeah there's it's been. I don't know i don't know how i currently feel. I wanna get your guys updates. Because there was a lot this week. I guess that connects to the blue jays is because of the players. They've been interested in. But i i just. I want to get your thoughts guys on your current optimism forgetting george springer. You know there was the report yesterday that he apparently prefers to play close to where he's from in connecticut and of course new york is closer But it's still based off what we know it. Still going to be the jason the mets though the two front runners for george springer nobody else has kind of stepped in yet. And then there's the dj la- mayhew signing which was very..
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"He's been late soda. he's been phenomenal. He was he was an all star in two thousand nineteen like i mentioned beforehand and last year as well. He played forty six games. He had an eight forty. He was another one. Who put up solid numbers last year. Take away from it. What you want in a sixty game season but it's just consistent to what his career numbers are. And if you bring in michael brantley and spring or that definitely create some problems. But that's why. I do think that if it's possible that the jays could potentially do this because of the reason alone of them being or wanting to be aggressive in free agency just because of these names that they're starting to miss out on and the options are still there. Don't get me wrong but the names are starting to fade very slowly with these players signing elsewhere. Such as lemay. Hugh hendricks and among others. Who jason interested in. Yeah and just to reiterate. Ken rosenthal wasn't reporting this. As like a solidified thing that the bluejays are trying to do he was just kinda bouncing ideas off of people and seeing you know. Could this be a potential for the blue jays and but to what you were saying bracingly. Michael brantley is really good right like the last time he hit below three hundred was a couple years ago in two thousand seventeen and he hit two ninety nine right so he's a really really good hitter guy who's going to be. You know a backup. Outfielder a fourth outfielder. A guy who's may be getting in the lineup d. h. every couple of days michael apprently michael brantley. Who's going to be a starter so it's a little bit weird that the blue jays don't have space firms already. We saw people before when you know. They're originally interested in outfielders like j. b. j. george springer michael brantley people are questioning like Top priority be pitching like you don't have a lot of room In the outfield and let you trade someone ran aggressor which we assume as part of the blue jays locked term plans so to me. It's like you said bryson. You need a trade to make this work already. Getting george springer was a stretch. If you add michael brantley into the equation. There's no way you get out of this without trading randall grischuk. Plus maybe someone like laura's goyal junior or heaven forbid oscar hernandez but even if you're trading one of those guys it's like.
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"Hello and welcome to episode one hundred of section one thirty eight staking us. I don't know four years to get here but we're finally here as always i'm joined by pricing and jacob power. You guys good thanks. How are you fr- first of all. It's very good to reach the century. Mark it's a pretty big milestone so special episode for sure. And how are you taking great. It's it's it's been a long time coming. It's it's definitely been fun. Well this week we were going to do special episode and then we decided you know. We're kind of rolling with everything happening in free agency. Of course lots of lots of news this week with a couple of guys that the blue jays were interested in signing So we decided just to keep things going. Keep talking 'bout Free agency everything. That's happening with the blue jays so We'll start things off with what we heard. Just a couple hours ago from ken rosenthal. He reported or suggested that the blue jays might be interested in not only signing george springer but also signing michael brantley as well because the two are very strong friends. And we've seen the blue jays interested in springer we've seen them interest in brantley cover ago but we've never seen Both of these rumors kind of intersect in the way they're intersecting now and i mean what do you guys think about the the need for the blue jays to get to outfielders because as it is already we know that the blue jays obviously want an improvement in the outfield. Obviously they have random brisk. They're not happy with. But if they got brantley and springer that would mean taking away at bats taking away playing time from guys like tasker hernandez guys from like lord girl junior maybe if you slide brantley into a designated hitter spot. You're taking away from someone like vladimir guerrero junior depending where he plays whether it's mostly at first base mostly at designated hitter split between the two so it seems like this might be a good idea on paper for the blue jays but it's a little bit flawed in the execution in that it could pose problems on the field. So what do you guys think about this report from. Ken rosenthal yes. I think the same thing that you just said mark this is going to take away time from you know other players whether it be the outfield specifically or you know as designated here i think michael brantley is a good player. Last year he did hit three hundred with a three sixty four basis showing me. He's not a. It's not a bad player by any means. But like you said if first of all i think of george springer or any outfielder comes he's going to take over randall..
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"I mean when i look at the standings you know we've talked about this. Are the blue jays. Going to be better than the raise. Next year i could happen. I think that's probably the biggest competition i mean. The the yankees are still going to be decent. You know they were both them and the blue jays made the playoffs last year. Actually there was only one game Between the two of them with the yankees having one extra win. But that's probably the most accurate prediction. I'd i mean ninth. In the league really depends. I mean any normal year that means they make the playoffs but even this year with In twenty twenty. I think the instead of having. What was the sixteen team playoffs this year. They're looking at maybe fourteen or twelve something less than sixteen so ninth bassin's that you know they make the playoffs. I mean do. I think ninth is accurate. I don't know it really depends on how. How big a lead. The bluejays take this year. So you ask for the two players that were called out in terms of charleena montoya vladimiro junior. I think it's interesting with montoya because it seems as if so many aspects so many people within the media whether it's a manager of the year voting last year this year their predictions a buck. Martinez has said that. He predicted a ton of votes. Would go charlie's way. I think you know maybe there are a lot of things that maybe we are a little. I don't know if two is the right word you know. Maybe maybe i'm the one that has it wrong. Maybe he is a lot better manager than i think but Watching watching him every day. It's just there are. He's not a terrible manager. And i think the players do really like him. But i think there are a lot of ways but he could improve as for vladi. Mvp seems a little bit farfetched. Think he you know he. He's a good player. He's been putting in a ton of work in the off season. I don't think we can discredit that. He's seems as if every couple days a new story poster new instagram post of him. You running or something but it honored to be the mvp union to you. You need to take a massive leap forward which he could do. You think he is. A very good player has a very high ceiling. Obviously he was projected to be very good even his rookie days with the number one prospect in baseball before he came up. But.
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"I don't think it's that big deal. Also we that is interesting. Is the fact that francisco indoor does only have such a short amount of time that he would probably be with the blue jays before he had to sign an extension or anything. Because one of the things that we've all said is if the blue jays are to acquire francisco indoor they to sign him to an extension because if you lose him after a year then is that worth it and i don't think it is so if they were to trade for him a couple of days ago that was on the roster i think right now would be the time that you have to sign to an extension or some type of deal because the last thing you want is to trade for him. Now wait till the end of the season and then you're you're basically stuck trying to acquire him again. I think right now would have to basically spend most of their time on francisco lindores so even like you said mark. This deal probably would have been more of a burden you know. Maybe it's a blessing in disguise. Bluejays obviously could benefit from francisco indoor but is it really worth it to sign him or trade for him potentially folks on signing him now or wait till next offseason because who knows what happens next off season you there could be a lot of different things going on so it's just overall it just the blue jays maybe and maybe this is a bit of a good thing happening for them not getting. Yeah and there's lots of pros and cons. Come with the steel. And i'm i'll i'll say it again. I was one of the. I was the only person out of all three of us. Who wanted this to happen or in favor of this to happen but the one thing that makes me at peace with it as well mark. I think that's perfect way to put it is that there's still names available. Not everyone is gone off the market. And if that's a different situation. Let's say george springer goes to the mets. Let's just say they go. Wherever digital may he goes back to new york and the jays masada lender then you're scrambling and the problem is.