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Old 04-22-2019, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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With the Leafs playing the Bruins in game 7, even with the game playing in Boston, they were NEVER going to promote Vladdy Jr on Tuesday and take the spotlight off of that.
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Old 04-23-2019, 09:42 AM
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My remote is going to be smokin' tonight: Leafs/Bruins Game 7, Raptors with a chance to eliminate Orlando and Kevin Pillar's return to TO.

All at 7:00 pm.
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Old 04-23-2019, 12:46 PM
 
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If he doesn't debut until the weekend, I'll still get to see it because it will be against the A's who come into town for three games starting Friday.

I guess that they are holding him back because he needs more seasoning in the minors. He's struggling at Buffalo at the moment, only batting .381/.458/.714 there. In his four years in the minors he has batted .331/.414/.530.

In this case, the club's deliberate manipulation of his service time will probably make him the centerpiece of the upcoming negotiations for the next basic agreement in 2021. The MLBPA and owners failed to resolve anything on this issue in their winter meetings and I suspect that the owners will be forced to stop this practice, or at least propose some sort of compromise solution. Holding Vlad Jr. back when he has clearly been ready for the show for at least a year will make the Jays Villain # 1 in this controversy.
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Old 04-23-2019, 09:49 PM
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The latest Vladdy-date bandied about by a few Toronto scribes is this Friday.
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Old 04-24-2019, 06:07 PM
 
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The Giants came into Toronto having lost six of the seven series they had played. Now they are 2-6 on the year.

Just two games..but a sweep. The Jays could have used Vlad Jr.'s bat.
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Old 04-24-2019, 09:56 PM
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They'll get Valddy Jr's bat on Friday against the A's.
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Old 07-05-2019, 01:43 PM
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Jays aren't going to win anything this year (except maybe Rookie of the Year) but they're going to spoil some teams hopes and they've become a lot of fun to watch. The kids are starting to hit. If they can get, and keep, some pitchers healthy in the 2nd half, they're gonna be even more fun to track.
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Old 07-05-2019, 02:16 PM
 
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Jays aren't going to win anything this year (except maybe Rookie of the Year)
Based on performance, there are three or four AL rookies who would rate ahead of Vlad Jr.. Brandon Lowe of the Rays (.276/.339/.523 - 16 home runs, 2.8 WAR) is the leading candidate. Vlad has 8 home runs and 0.6 worth of WAR.
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:31 PM
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Based on performance, there are three or four AL rookies who would rate ahead of Vlad Jr.. Brandon Lowe of the Rays (.276/.339/.523 - 16 home runs, 2.8 WAR) is the leading candidate. Vlad has 8 home runs and 0.6 worth of WAR.
I wasn't thinking of Vladdy. I was thinking Biggio. I suppose Gurriel Jr. has too much time in to qualify, or he'd be a favourite.
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Old 07-06-2019, 11:48 AM
 
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Cavan Biggio, IMO has had a better year so far than Vladdy. I agree Lowe of Tampa should still be the favorite, but I'd have Biggio higher up the rookie rankings than I would Vladdy Jr.
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