ImageImageImageImageImage

New season. New hope. Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4 game series)

Moderators: Rhettmatic, Alfred, Schad

User avatar
BigLeagueChew
General Manager
Posts: 9,893
And1: 4,032
Joined: May 26, 2011
Location: Catcher
     

Re: New season. New hope. Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4 game series) 

Post#181 » by BigLeagueChew » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:15 am

SharoneWright wrote:
Loved listening to Buck give extended pronunciation lessons to the viewership on 'Galvis"... :lol: :noway: The ironing! Where would be be without you, buc.


https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/galvifr01.shtml
Pronunciation: \GAL-vis\
User avatar
Skin Blues
Veteran
Posts: 2,568
And1: 832
Joined: Nov 24, 2010

Re: New season. New hope. Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4 game series) 

Post#182 » by Skin Blues » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:15 pm

Schad wrote:
ratul wrote:[

Look, I am not pinning my hopes on a kid playing double A ball.

The reality is even the players we have now, there is nothing to be excited about other than vlaady. That hides the fact that the current team looks to be awful, as they were last year and before that. It’s hard to get excited about any prospects when the current regime can’t even put anyone exciting on the field today.


You're bad at everything.

We need a downvote button. Or even better, mute/ignore.
ratul
Head Coach
Posts: 6,363
And1: 2,834
Joined: Nov 21, 2005
Location: Toronto/London
     

Re: New season. New hope. Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4 game series) 

Post#183 » by ratul » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:19 pm

Schad wrote:
ratul wrote:[

Look, I am not pinning my hopes on a kid playing double A ball.

The reality is even the players we have now, there is nothing to be excited about other than vlaady. That hides the fact that the current team looks to be awful, as they were last year and before that. It’s hard to get excited about any prospects when the current regime can’t even put anyone exciting on the field today.


You're bad at everything.


Great analysis. How about refuting what I have to say? Or are you just going to let Your hot take be that shapiro is a beast?
ratul
Head Coach
Posts: 6,363
And1: 2,834
Joined: Nov 21, 2005
Location: Toronto/London
     

Re: New season. New hope. Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4 game series) 

Post#184 » by ratul » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:19 pm

Skin Blues wrote:
Schad wrote:
ratul wrote:[

Look, I am not pinning my hopes on a kid playing double A ball.

The reality is even the players we have now, there is nothing to be excited about other than vlaady. That hides the fact that the current team looks to be awful, as they were last year and before that. It’s hard to get excited about any prospects when the current regime can’t even put anyone exciting on the field today.


You're bad at everything.

We need a downvote button. Or even better, mute/ignore.


Awwh, I guess words DO hurt.
User avatar
Lateral Quicks
RealGM
Posts: 16,858
And1: 11,909
Joined: Dec 05, 2002
   

Re: New season. New hope. Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4 game series) 

Post#185 » by Lateral Quicks » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:31 pm

Looking forward to see what Thornton can do today. He posted some pretty impressive numbers for the PCL last year, and also held his own in the AFL. Doesn't walk many, but can get hit around a bit - so long as he limits the number that leave the park, he could work out. The team obviously likes his stuff.
Nick Nurse recounting his first meeting with Kawhi:
“We could have gone forever. (Raptors management) kept knocking on the door and I was like, ‘A couple more minutes.’ Because we were really into it."
So_Fresh
Assistant Coach
Posts: 3,992
And1: 3,449
Joined: Jan 29, 2013
       

Re: New season. New hope. Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4 game series) 

Post#186 » by So_Fresh » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:58 pm

Read on Twitter
User avatar
Schad
Forum Mod
Forum Mod
Posts: 49,871
And1: 10,987
Joined: Feb 08, 2006
Location: The Goat Rodeo
     

Re: New season. New hope. Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4 game series) 

Post#187 » by Schad » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:11 pm

ratul wrote:Great analysis. How about refuting what I have to say? Or are you just going to let Your hot take be that shapiro is a beast?


The fact that our more exciting prospects aren't out there right now is a product of AA's tenure: in baseball, development of prospects takes years, so there would be little to no expectation that anyone taken in the 2016-2018 drafts would be in a major league lineup at this time.

We could have rushed a bunch of people to make things look rosier and potentially get a few more fans in seats, but that would be seriously unwise. So I'm comfortable with the bit where we're at long last prioritizing the long-term over appealing to those who only care about what is happening today.
**** your asterisk.
User avatar
JaysRule15
RealGM
Posts: 22,828
And1: 118,012
Joined: Dec 26, 2011
Location: Malvern Crew
       

Re: New season. New hope. Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4 game series) 

Post#188 » by JaysRule15 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:13 pm

Reid-Foley to start tomorrow. Hoping he can do enough to stick in the rotation. A tough season and I'd consider moving him to the pen next year.
IggieCC wrote:Must admit. Raps are impressive.

Nurse for COY. Saikam for MVP and back to back MIP. Van Fleet best PG in East
User avatar
Lateral Quicks
RealGM
Posts: 16,858
And1: 11,909
Joined: Dec 05, 2002
   

Re: New season. New hope. Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4 game series) 

Post#189 » by Lateral Quicks » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:43 pm

JaysRule15 wrote:Reid-Foley to start tomorrow. Hoping he can do enough to stick in the rotation. A tough season and I'd consider moving him to the pen next year.


Anything we can do get Richard out of the rotation and into the pen is welcome.
Nick Nurse recounting his first meeting with Kawhi:
“We could have gone forever. (Raptors management) kept knocking on the door and I was like, ‘A couple more minutes.’ Because we were really into it."
User avatar
Schad
Forum Mod
Forum Mod
Posts: 49,871
And1: 10,987
Joined: Feb 08, 2006
Location: The Goat Rodeo
     

Re: New season. New hope. Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4 game series) 

Post#190 » by Schad » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:17 pm

Threw all four of his pitches to Castellanos. Curveball definitely seems to be as advertised.
**** your asterisk.
vaff87
RealGM
Posts: 21,349
And1: 68,433
Joined: Oct 22, 2003
       

Re: New season. New hope. Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4 game series) 

Post#191 » by vaff87 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:18 pm

Impressive first inning for Thornton.
rotty wrote:Wow
vaff87
RealGM
Posts: 21,349
And1: 68,433
Joined: Oct 22, 2003
       

Re: New season. New hope. Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4 game series) 

Post#192 » by vaff87 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:27 pm

Feels like he’s getting squeezed a bit, too.
rotty wrote:Wow
User avatar
JaysRule15
RealGM
Posts: 22,828
And1: 118,012
Joined: Dec 26, 2011
Location: Malvern Crew
       

Re: New season. New hope. Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4 game series) 

Post#193 » by JaysRule15 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:31 pm

Thornton looking sharp. Tigers hitters are atrocious though lol.
IggieCC wrote:Must admit. Raps are impressive.

Nurse for COY. Saikam for MVP and back to back MIP. Van Fleet best PG in East
User avatar
Schad
Forum Mod
Forum Mod
Posts: 49,871
And1: 10,987
Joined: Feb 08, 2006
Location: The Goat Rodeo
     

Re: New season. New hope. Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4 game series) 

Post#194 » by Schad » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:39 pm

Leaguewide K rate through yesterday: 23.4%.
Last year: 22.2%.
2017: 21.6%.
2016: 21.1%.
2015: 20.4%

Worth keeping an eye on it; the annual jump has been pretty consistent.
**** your asterisk.
User avatar
-MetA4-
Head Coach
Posts: 6,711
And1: 337
Joined: May 28, 2003
Location: London

Re: New season. New hope. Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4 game series) 

Post#195 » by -MetA4- » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:41 pm

I wonder how long it will take the casual idiots to realize that this front office actually deserves some respect, because they are showing a real ability to evaluate talent. Thornton looks nasty; he is commanding 93-95 and that curveball is for real. The mark of a good front office is being able to identify talent regardless of how high it is ranked on prospect lists. The amount of crap I saw from people questioning why we traded Diaz for this "non prospect" was pathetic.
User avatar
Schad
Forum Mod
Forum Mod
Posts: 49,871
And1: 10,987
Joined: Feb 08, 2006
Location: The Goat Rodeo
     

Re: New season. New hope. Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4 game series) 

Post#196 » by Schad » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:41 pm

Dropping two curveballs on the outside corner to begin an at-bat is just unfair.
**** your asterisk.
So_Fresh
Assistant Coach
Posts: 3,992
And1: 3,449
Joined: Jan 29, 2013
       

Re: New season. New hope. Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4 game series) 

Post#197 » by So_Fresh » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:45 pm

Thornton's curveball is nasty!!! Love the way he's mixing in his pitches. Great start so far!
User avatar
Schad
Forum Mod
Forum Mod
Posts: 49,871
And1: 10,987
Joined: Feb 08, 2006
Location: The Goat Rodeo
     

Re: New season. New hope. Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4 game series) 

Post#198 » by Schad » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:45 pm

-MetA4- wrote:I wonder how long it will take the casual idiots to realize that this front office actually deserves some respect, because they are showing a real ability to evaluate talent. Thornton looks nasty; he is commanding 93-95 and that curveball is for real. The mark of a good front office is being able to identify talent regardless of how high it is ranked on prospect lists. The amount of crap I saw from people questioning why we traded Diaz for this "non prospect" was pathetic.


Be interesting to see how his stamina holds up, as that was a big question given his funky delivery.

That said, if he's merely nasty for three IP at a time, that plays in today's game.
**** your asterisk.
So_Fresh
Assistant Coach
Posts: 3,992
And1: 3,449
Joined: Jan 29, 2013
       

Re: New season. New hope. Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4 game series) 

Post#199 » by So_Fresh » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:47 pm

Nice catch by Castellanos. Pillar still looking for his 1st hit of the season.
guvernator
Senior
Posts: 617
And1: 33
Joined: Jul 16, 2010

Re: New season. New hope. Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4 game series) 

Post#200 » by guvernator » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:48 pm

Thornton is showing two above average pitches. That's enough for a spot in a major league rotation. Everything else he picks up from here is just gravy. Solid trade from Atkins.

Return to Toronto Blue Jays