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The Jays have a logjam of infielders and need pitching so today they traded Aledmys Diaz to the Astros for AAA RHP Trent Thornton. Thornton is a riser in the Astros system who wasn't a top 30 prospect a year ago but who had a break out 2018.
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All the games are now done so it's time to get all the houses in order. The Blue Jays started today with some roster shuffling. The Jays do have a roster crunch and have some tough decisions regarding who to add to the 40 man roster.
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Willie McCovey died this week at the fairly ripe age of 80, and while he's rightfully remembered as one of the most fearsome hitters of his day, I'm incapable of thinking of old Stretch without reflecting on how the 1962 World Series ended.
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Numerous reports say the Jays will hire Charlie Montoyo as their new manager. The hiring of Montoyo is a bit unexpected as he was the oldest candidate under consideration, 53 years old, and appeared to be the least up to date with modern analytics. Montoyo played four major league games and had five at-bats, all for the Expos. Montoyo had a long minor league career followed by a long minor league managing career.
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Iím creating a separate thread for discussions about the Jays managerial search. The Jays are reportedly down to four finalists: Joe Espada, Brandon Hyde, Rocco Baldelli and a fourth unnamed individual. Ed Sprague and Stubby Clapp are among the names that have reported to have done at least an initial interview, although itís not clear if either is a finalist.
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Yup, its that time. Red Sox vs Dodgers for the first time since 1916 when the Dodgers were the Brooklyn Robins.
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Boston vs Houston, LA vs Brewers. Brewers off to a good start in game 1 actually getting to Kershaw.
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The Jays are gone but the baseball goes on. And we've all got to cheer for someone, right?

Here's how to do it.
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Ask and ye shall receive.....ayjackson asked for a minor league thread to discuss BA's top 20's by league lists. I have been away so I am playing catch-up here. One thing to note about these lists is league size. For example the Midwest League had 16 teams, the GCL 18. So there is just over one top 20 spot per team. The Northwest League has 8 teams, the Appy League ten. If you play in those two leagues you have almost double the chance to make a top 20 list. Through four affiliates, the full season teams, the Jays have just five players make the lists.
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Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. It wasn't the Season From Hell, but there was punishment.
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This is the end
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There were 33 of them this season - three have already been replaced (Price, Matheny, Banister), two of them with interim place-holders. We know the Blue Jays and Rangers will definitely be looking for someone new for next year. The Reds probably will as well (interim skipper Jim Riggelman is described as a candidate for next year, but he's also 65 years old.)† Maybe the Angels and Royals will make a change. Probably the Orioles. Maybe the Mets.
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The end is nigh...
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The last home stand of the season, beginning tonight.
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That was better. The Jays got a terrible start from the 35 year old veteran who'll be a free agent in a few weeks (some pretty iffy defense didn't help, at a time when dear old Marco needs every bit of help he can get.) But they got a couple of strong starts from two of the youngsters who may indeed be part of the 2019 rotation. And messing with the Yankees... well, it just makes life worth living.
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