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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.
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"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
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"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
"the blue jays" Discussed on Yanks Go Yard: A New York Yankees podcast
"Even if the pitchers, even if we lose them at some point, there's Medina, there's Schmidt. There's Randy Velasquez, Vasquez vet Randy Vasquez. There's guys. There's guys I want to see. There is a wave of prospects coming out of our system too. And I can't wait until 2023 when we learn they're all weirdly un clutched too, and there's nothing we can do about it. Like this current core. Yeah, what are you gonna do? Great prospects and they come up they never deliver in big situations. What are you gonna do? Nothing you can do. Can't determine that from single eye. But now that safety net is entirely gone, the lead is gone. The ability for you to say, we play down to bad teams and beat good teams, that's gone because we just faced a real good team at home and didn't hold a lead for four games. We were at the game on Wednesday. The gardener home run felt like the Gary Sanchez Grand Slam from Sunday to me, where I like it. I'm glad it happened at no point in the wake of that home or am I confident in the ultimate outcome of the game? Yeah. And of course, after the Gary Grand Slam, most good teams would slam the door, especially after the secondary home run that put them up 7 four. Most good team slammed the door several times against the Orioles Yankees don't do it once. Garner takes momentum back ties the game. Most good teams find a way to win that. Yankees find a way to lose it. That's why I just don't feel like there's anything good in the future of this team. I don't think it's, you know, they get surprised me. I think the Italian Gallo Rizzo shirts are gonna age is poorly as any shirt. The job Arun them at this point. Looks like the job are rules at this point. I'm not seeing it. I'm not giving I'm not surrendering. I laid out the path for you. I'm not saying it's that hard. It really isn't. You just got to win these when these games against very bad teams take series against decent teams. And, you know, hold go to Toronto and hold serve win a game..
"the 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.
"the blue jays" Discussed on Yanks Go Yard: A New York Yankees podcast
"Stop the bleeding at any point or can save the team from themselves and Aaron Boone continually does not do that. The Yankees the Yankees have Luis heel on the mound on Wednesday. Was he looking good? No, was he was he looking bad? No, he was wild. He issued 7 walks in that one. He finally ended up giving up his first runs of the season because of Aaron Boone's decision. But he'll walk he got one out. He walked two batters and then boom leaves him in for another batter. What do you think's gonna happen? He has no control. So instead of taking him out there and having the bullpen home, we're at the game, we're standing there at the game looking at the bullpen. There's nobody going in the bullpen. Louis seal is missing the strike zone. Batter after batter after batter, then file they're like we're at the game. There's like four guys up in the Jays bowl. Yeah. Just like stretching. Yeah. Hey, in case you need me coach I'll be ready. Yankees bullpen, like the bullpen catcher's throwing balls to people in the bleachers. Who wants a ball? Like the bases are just being bases away. Here you go. Take first. Yeah. And then unbelievable. And then he goes to Lucas licki, who I liked what I liked everybody has liked but Luke is lucky has done this year. Lucas linky coming in in the fourth inning to get the team out of a bases loaded jam is preposterous. He is not the kind of picture that could do that. He doesn't need a guy with a somewhat overpowering fastball there to attack hitters. You need to attack hitters in that spot. You can't just be pitching around guys with the bases loaded. That's how you walk in a run. Anyway, first pitch wild pitch scores are on. Then Dickerson pops out great. You get the one out, but then who's up next? MVP candidate Marcus Simeon. You want Lucas lickey facing Marcus Simeon? That was your grand plan? Or were you just banking on him having Corey Dickerson ground into a double play? All unlikely scenarios. And then last night, and that could, you know, Brett Garner ends up hitting the three run Homer to tide in that, but it didn't have to get to that. Maybe they maybe they'd get one run there based on a better pitching change and then Garner hurts at home run and it's three to one and then it's kind of different from that point on with the way the js are attacking the opposing pitching. And then last night, Nestor Cortez and other good start wasted. I don't know how you decide to bring in Sauron mono. I understand it's the bottom of the lineup. Saur Romano has 15 appearances to his name this year with a 6.23 era..
"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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"Hello and welcome to episode one hundred and eighteen of section one thirty eight. I'm your host mark collie as always joined by bryson and jacob. How're you guys doing okay. Mark You know not the best weekend in houston but jays take one out of three. So i'm feeling okay. And then obviously we all know the elephant in the room that will address in a vet. But yeah i'm okay. Yeah they split that series in oakland. Which was i think by. Most accounts are very good series because of course they lose the first two it against a team with one of the best records in baseball. They're very hot right now. They split that's acceptable. But then they go to houston couple problems with that series which we'll talk about. It was very hard to watch a lot of points. But how are you jacob. Yeah you guys just said you know it was. It was a rough week for the blue jays. You know there were three and four this week. So i mean it's not terrible but there were a lotta things behind the scenes going on that's much of a cause for concern so this team is treading. But you know we'll see if that is at any point sustainable. It's injuries injuries injuries. I think that's going to be the theme of today's pod. And i mean you look at the guys i. I don't know why every week. I'm surprised by the guys that were talking about being injured and i shouldn't be at this point because we know like a week from today when we talk or i guess we're changing our schedule a little bit for everyone listening. We'll be doing series two series podcast but next time we talk. I just know there's going to be two or three more guys on the injured list. Two or three more guys that were paying attention to in terms of injuries. But i'm still surprised every time we come back and somehow the blue jays add more and more people to that list this week. They add joe panic to the ten day. I l david. Phelps raphael dough lease and george springer.
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"Like danny janssen a riley adams and all the sudden you don't feel as comfortable or confident on Are confident with them. Getting on base for someone. Like george springer. So that's why it sucks in a way but you just hope this is another short term injury where he's back right after the ten days of just after you don't hope he misses too much An extended period of time. I think this news is a godsend to danny johnson. If only because if kirk doesn't get injured. I think he takes over the starting job like i think that's the point that we were at. He was starting back to back games. 'cause you're not gonna bench him. After he hits two home runs like that's that would be a stupid move but he hits back to back games. I think at that point he takes over the starting role like he was a day away from becoming the starting catcher for the blue jays and he got in jacob jacob predicted. That was her livestream last week. He said by the weekend. It'd be alejandro kirk and all the sudden that is been wiped away. But you're right. It was like if he hadn't been injured. I think sunday a he may have started. And it would have been like danny janssen would have been the backup catcher from then on just because danny jan johnson was in the over thirty five street. Kirk was hitting the cover off the ball. Also danny janssen gets really lucky in the fact that he gets that start on sunday he has those two hits and walk. I think he's worked with one. Game worked himself back into the conversation but it was really down to. The wire is really really close for him. So we'll see what happens. I am excited to see riley adams. I think best case scenario for the blue jays if they can at least have a platoon type thing going on with their catchers then. That's the probably the best option right now. I think we'll see. Danny janssen catch the majority of the games even without hundred view coming back or he i think he actually coming back in a couple days. But you know what i mean. We'll see janssen. Catch the majority of the games in oakland But yeah allah hundred kirk was he was floating with getting that that everyday role from charlie montolio and if he if he hadn't have got injured i.
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"There's people that like advanced metrics some people don't it's very divided as it stands was stats. And that's why it's something that no one will ever agree on but it should. The game should be called the correct way. We've gone over so many scenarios where the jays miss. Let's just say in september. The jays miss out of a wild card spot by one game because of a bad call. There's something like that. You want to get the call right and i think that's Why of warmed up to the idea. But i'm not necessarily saying i'm fully on board with it. Because the human element is. I guess you know i. It's part of the game right and you're taking away part of it and You know. I guess you are changing the game like you said jake or like the argument. You're watching him in france. Where that kind of changes the pitches approach to actually more target more of the strike zone intentionally rather than just borderline. Even though i think that you know i i agree with that. And i do think that may lead to more offense as well not saying people want that but it will. It's true because it's divided. So that's why i'm i'm kind of keno words. Either way but i can see points. I can see why people want to get the call right and have a robot strikes home and i can also see why people wanna keep the human element and and keep an empire. Yeah it's tough. There's compelling arguments on all sides. I have to say i think i used to be on the the live umpire the real on pyre calling balls and strikes train in that camp until this season. 'cause i don't know if it's just people are paying more attention to it or the calls are actually worse but there have been some horrible horrible calls all around baseball. It's not something unique to the blue jays. It's not something unique to any. Like i said pitchers catchers or hitters. This is something we're seeing all across baseball in. You know there's a couple of great accounts twitter's there's a umpire auditor and there's Scorecards cards put together a release. After every game of how consistent strike zone was how accurate a strike zone was. It's great resources but you can tell there's a lot of problems this season with what umpires calling and that is put me on the other camp in saying we need to are going on paris. I just can't stand it. I can't stand those calls and like yeah. it's fine. whatever its third inning. You call one strike badly and the game goes on. It's not a big deal but it is kind of that. What if what. If the blue jays are in a situation they find themselves in. I think on thursday against the royals flatties hitting. It's the end of the game right. And and they call a horrible strike call and that takes him out of the at bat basically that ends a game for the blue jays when they clearly a chance to score. What if you're the blue in two thousand fifteen in game. Six of the american league championship series against royal seems like. It's always against the royals but ben revere getting those horrible strike calls takes a huge opportunity for the blue jays way he goes into the dugout. He demolishes that kool-aid cooler as we all know. But like that's the thing. I'm not bothered by the calls in the third inning of game eighty nine in the dog days of summer against. I don't know the the texas rangers like those aren't the calls that bothers me. It's the calls that come at the opportune time that could cost the blue jays and other teams opportunities. So that's why i'm squarely in camp of yes. We need electronic strikes owns..
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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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"He says he's not a problem. He literally tweeted. And i can read it out but he said i'm not a problem. He explained that he was released or heading signed yet because he hadn't found a team that wanted him. And i'll quote him here he said i'm not signed yet because every team thinks i'm a problem when it's the opposite i come to play baseball. I come to become a family member of each and every player in that locker. Ask every team. I've been on. I'm close with every player. The fact that my ex agent has ruined my chances on playing this season is killing me. I want to sign with anyone but going home would be a blessing. You want to know the real me. Talk to me not bums. That's not the kind of language i want on the blue jays. The nationals released him for a reason. I believe they're validated that. I don't want the blue jays to him. Same reason roberto soon. I don't wanna see his face ever again in a blue jay uniform so no to both those guys. I think the blue jays can get by without signing someone. Obviously it's better if they do increase their depth. But that's where i stand on those two guys. Yeah exactly when. I look at you know when we go back to the bullpen. I do think that there is a lot of a lot of depth. And obviously kirby is a big blow to lose but jordan ramona. One of those two or raphael delis will close. We can debate for hours about who it's going to be but a lot of the bullpen is similar to last year. I mean we have a j cole likely returning you know. There is the editions of tyler. Chat with david phelps. So i'm not as concerned about the starting rotation or the other starting rotation. I'm very concerned about it. But i really don't think that the blue jays will do anything just given how early it is or how late it is into spring training and how close we are to the beginning of the season because i mean robbie ray was pitching wild but so a stephen mats and tenor. Orcas you know. He's he's ten roller. Unfortunately but you know the blue jays have the options. Thomas hatches out but no they can at least work with ross stripling maybe anthony. I think he was going to be a starter. Anyways maybe they throw him into that role and pray their hail. Marys that he he ends up working for him. But i really do think that's what what's going to happen. They're gonna work with with what they have within them and most likely if if they're still in need of starter or in need of anybody come any time this season it'll be ordeal will be made towards the trade deadline and then that's when they'll really make a push and say okay. This is the roster we have. This is what we need in order to get to where we want to be in the nets me they'll make that type of addition yeah there's I know the jefferson oceana situations are obviously a little bit more. There's more to it than just baseball. And osuna of course. His opportunity in that boat has sailed safely but Yeah somebody would jefferson. I guess there's just you don't know too much about what's going on baseball perspective. Of course he's name available. And i'm just looking now a current free agents as well looking for a job and there are there are a few names still out there Mark you mentioned so unlike rick. Porcello there's david robertson..
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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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"Rafael deletes also setting up. I think romano might take that role exclusively or even depending how you perform. He might become the closer. I think he has a potential to do that. I think he is very very good and has a potential. Like i said to be the best reliever in the bullpen. But it just depends. I think that's how it starts egypt colt you mentioned him. I think he also makes it. Ryan brookies another name. You said i think he also makes it again. Tyler chat would another guy who makes the bullpen as a long reliever some couple of names that i also agree with you not making the bullpen. Anthony k i don't think we'll make the bullpen. But i do think thomas hatch will start the season in the bullpen. I think the blue jays really like him. He's really really good. That we saw that in two thousand twenty and they like using him as an opener. It worked out. We saw you know the first series of the season. He opened against tampa bay. He was fantastic. So just the blue jays. Slotting him in in the same role. You know maybe two winnings maybe wanting doesn't really matter but i see him in that position staying in the bullpen. Another name that neither of you mentioned but hsun yamaguchi. I see you shaking your head both of you. But he's a name okay. I gotta be honest. I thought he would make the roster until pricing. You mentioned julian where mary weather. Who apparently i completely forgot about. So i think. I think there's a good chance. Meriwether comes into the bullpen instead of scheunemann gucci but i think in added complicating factor in this is at union. Gucci has a clause in his contract that he has to stay in the majors. So it's either the blue jays release him or keep him in the major so again. They're not going to be eating much money. I think it's three million dollars or four million dollars on that. He's on contract for next year if they do release him But i think the if mary weather isn't fantastic and spring training and if guccione can find his footing a little bit We know he struggled with velocity and with some of his off speed pitches in two thousand. Twenty i i don't think it takes us much for yamaguchi to make the roster instead of mary weather. But that's what i've ross stripling tyler tat would is a long guys along with gucci. Then ryan thomas hatch. Aj coal kind of the one inning guys. And then in the setup jordan romano rafael delays. In closer kirby. I do think the blue jays will have a big bullpen. I think i've nine guys in there. Which is of course very large but i think they would prefer that especially knowing the way they used their bullpen in twenty twenty and kind of exhausted it. I think they prefer big bullpen to a deeper bench or a deeper outfielder with with a fourth outfielder v. O fielder As we've talked about. I think they will prioritize. Having a lot of relievers on the roster. I think the bullpen is probably where the blue jays need the most options. And like you said with the with the shortened bench We know pretty much. Who's gonna play where in terms of the the field and for the most part everybody set but with the bullpen and especially starting rotation. There's just so many questions where you almost need those options in case something happens and i'll be honest. I think whoever you guys are probably more accurate. I i don't know my my predictions are a little bit out there..
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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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"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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"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..