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Re: Spring Training 

Post#162 » by Schad » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:37 pm

So_Fresh wrote:Pompey diagnosed with his third concussion. Jesus Christ... I have never seen a professional sports player be so unlucky.


The good news: if he's on the DL, we can delay making a decision on whether to keep him/DFA him. Certainly not something I'd trade another concussion for though.
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Post#164 » by vaff87 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:28 pm

Jays seem to be playing Pillar in right today, and Grichuk in centre.
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Re: Spring Training 

Post#165 » by dagger » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:49 pm

vaff87 wrote:Jays seem to be playing Pillar in right today, and Grichuk in centre.


The Giants are reportedly kicking the tires on Pillar. They really have a need for a solid defender in the outfield, which has been one of the worst in baseball defensively the last season or two.
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Re: Spring Training 

Post#166 » by So_Fresh » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:35 pm

Maile is such a black hole in our hitting lineup. Awful looking swing and makes poor contact. Almost an automatic out for opponents. Has had a poor spring so far hitting. Hope to see more of Janssen and less of Maile. Tbh I'd rather see McGuire backing up Janssen than Maile.

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Post#167 » by So_Fresh » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:52 pm

Guirielle with a 2 run HR today. He's had some nice swings so far in spring training. Looking forward to watching him this season.

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Re: Spring Training 

Post#168 » by Schad » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:07 pm

vaff87 wrote:Jays seem to be playing Pillar in right today, and Grichuk in centre.


Yeah, that's part of the reason I'd like to see Pillar moved post haste, if there's a market; if Grichuk can prove capable in CF, he's a much better trade asset.

Unfortunately, the Giants just acquired Michael Reed, who will probably be given a chance at playing CF.
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Re: Spring Training 

Post#169 » by So_Fresh » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:39 pm

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vaff87 wrote:Jays seem to be playing Pillar in right today, and Grichuk in centre.


Yeah, that's part of the reason I'd like to see Pillar moved post haste, if there's a market; if Grichuk can prove capable in CF, he's a much better trade asset.

Unfortunately, the Giants just acquired Michael Reed, who will probably be given a chance at playing CF.


Grichuk looked great today in CF. Made a nice diving catch. I think it's time we moved on from Pillar. Hopefully Shatkins finds a suitor and we can move on.
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Re: Spring Training 

Post#170 » by BigLeagueChew » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:46 pm

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The Blue Jays have released reliever John Axford, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet tweets. Additionally, reliever Bud Norris didn’t make the Jays’ roster, per Davidi, but they have given him a $100K retention bonus to stay in the fold.
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Re: Spring Training 

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Re: Spring Training 

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On Tepera, who is set to have his right forearm examined by a doctor in New York on Saturday...

Atkins: "Ryan has been very reliable, very dependable, very effective for us. Extremely athletic, and we're optimistic that reliability and dependability and athleticism is going to end up being what we see after this visit. This is relatively common to feel something in the elbow region for a relief pitcher. Never good news, but we'll have more information tomorrow, and we're relatively optimistic that it's not going to be something long term. But we need to gather more information."

On Phelps' rehab...

Atkins: "He has been great. If you think about a guy recovering from Tommy John, he's actually ahead of schedule. I think the command has been awesome. He has thrown a live [batting practice]. We'll just take it day by day and week by week with him. It could be something that speeds up. It's also something that we need to make sure we're being cautious. He certainly hasn't had any set backs."

On whether prospects Thomas Pannone and Trent Thornton will be considered for the bullpen vs. starting in Minors...

Atkins: "We have to be open to those alternatives. There's ideal and then there's what we can consider. We're certainly open to that. What you're factoring in is several things. One, we have to win baseball games. We want to go with things that players are more accustomed to doing and has become part of their routines. The other thing to factor in is roster spots. So with the injuries and making sure that we are holding as much depth as possible, if you were to fast forward and say it's April 20 and you're making that decision, it's perfectly reasonable to potentially disrupt someone's starting routine and put them in the 'pen for a short period of time. It would be more magnified to do it on Opening Day, but it's something we have to stay open to."

On Rule 5 pick Jordan Romano, who was informed by the Rangers on Friday that he would not be making the team...

Atkins: "He has to go through waivers, and we'll hopefully find a way to get him back here. I'm sure they would like to have him, as well, so there will potentially be dialogue around that, but I would imagine that more than likely he will be headed back to join the Toronto Blue Jays."
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Re: Spring Training 

Post#173 » by dagger » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:16 am

So_Fresh wrote:Maile is such a black hole in our hitting lineup. Awful looking swing and makes poor contact. Almost an automatic out for opponents. Has had a poor spring so far hitting. Hope to see more of Janssen and less of Maile. Tbh I'd rather see McGuire backing up Janssen than Maile.

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Maile has a bit of value, and I would have moved him over the winter.
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Re: Spring Training 

Post#174 » by vaff87 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:51 am

Brandon Drury has actually had a terrific spring. I wonder what will happen with him when Vladdy is promoted?
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Re: Spring Training 

Post#175 » by dagger » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:28 pm

vaff87 wrote:Brandon Drury has actually had a terrific spring. I wonder what will happen with him when Vladdy is promoted?


Right now, I'd say the question is better asked re: the future of Travis. Gurriel and Drury have had excellent springs. Both can play 2B. Gurriel can back up Galvis at SS, Drury 3B.
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A trade or signing remains possible. The Giants have looked into Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar and Brandon Guyer, who was released by the White Sox on Friday morning after an uninspiring spring. Both are right-handed. It’s unclear whether the Blue Jays would entertain a deal.

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