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Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:41 am
by Transplanted Caper



Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:26 pm
by Vector
This is fantastic news!

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:20 pm
by Balki Bartokomous
Now get rid of Machado and you're the third best team in the division. Congrats.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:38 pm
by Balki Bartokomous
Yankees sniffing around Darvish.

BUT WE HIRED A NEW ATHLETIC TRAINER.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:12 pm
by Transplanted Caper

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:15 pm
by Balki Bartokomous
Is he any good?

More Tulo/Travis protection. Underwhelming Jays offseason continues!

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:20 pm
by Vector
He’s interesting. Biggest advantages are his versatility in the infield, great team guy, rarely strikes out, and has some power. He’s not a full-time guy but should be a very good utility option. That should be in the infield complete. Still no LFer our 4th guy unless they’re giving Smith Jr., Alford, and Pompey a chance. No backup catcher either if I’m remembering correctly.

Edit: Forgot about Pearce. Would much rather have him DH and backup at 1B and OF. I think they’re hoping Jansen can secure the backup C role but you can almost guarantee they bring in a veteran to compete in camp.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:39 pm
by Balki Bartokomous
This team stinks, blow it up.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:10 pm
by AGENT ZERO
Lorenzo Cain and Curtis Granderson would round out this roster nicely. Trade Pillar for prospects, platoon Pearce and Granderson and let Hernandez and Alford battle for the RF job.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:31 pm
by Balki Bartokomous
Doubt they get Cain. Doubt they do anything of consequence.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:23 pm
by Balki Bartokomous
Alright, so, lets say they trade Bichette for Yelich and then acquire Cain in Free Agency, I think this team might be able to do damage?

Cain
Donaldson
Yelich
Smoak
Travis/Diaz
Tulowitzki/Solarte
Pillar
Martin/Janssen
Pearce/Morales

A possible Vlad call up in June to avoid super 2?

Might not be half bad, right? The outfield could go Pillar-Yelich-Cain or they could move around depending on who shows what at spring training.

Would people be comfortable with that? I still think tear it down if possible. I know Bichette for Yelich 1 for 1 is fair. But they ripped away the Lansing 3 from me when I was really looking forward to seeing what they could do on the field in Toronto, I don't want them to do the same with Borreuero

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:01 pm
by AGENT ZERO
I have no interest in moving Bichette, a premium bat in the middle infield is just about the most valuable asset in baseball.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:15 pm
by Balki Bartokomous
At least it wouldn't be for a knuckleballer this time? Like I said, I'd probably not, but that lineup does offer some decent looks. Still overly right handed heavy. I'd really like Jarrod Dyson as the 4th outfielder.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:29 pm
by stoney
Even then, I doubt Miami goes for that 1 for 1.

I'd rather be the team with these young players (Bichette and Guerrero) that every team is clamouring for .

We haven't developed a home grown all star position player since....Vernon Wells?

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:37 pm
by Vector
Hell, look at the roster. Of all the positions players Kevin Pillar is the only one to come up through the Blue Jays system.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:38 pm
by AGENT ZERO
stoney wrote:Even then, I doubt Miami goes for that 1 for 1.

I'd rather be the team with these young players (Bichette and Guerrero) that every team is clamouring for .

We haven't developed a home grown all star position player since....Vernon Wells?


Alex Rios was probably the last one.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:38 pm
by Balki Bartokomous
I'd rather sign Cain and Dyson, wait for Borruero, sign Donaldson to a 5/140 deal that's breaks down

20 (18)
20 (19)
33.3 (20) Martin is gone, Tulo comes down to 14M
33.3 (21) Tulo is gone with a 4M buyout
33.3 (22)

Doesn't hamstring us too bad. I'd prefer a four year deal, but it probably takes five to lock it down.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:48 pm
by stoney
AGENT ZERO wrote:
stoney wrote:Even then, I doubt Miami goes for that 1 for 1.

I'd rather be the team with these young players (Bichette and Guerrero) that every team is clamouring for .

We haven't developed a home grown all star position player since....Vernon Wells?


Alex Rios was probably the last one.


Right, that guy.

Still been 10 years.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:51 pm
by AGENT ZERO
Balki Bartokomous wrote:I'd rather sign Cain and Dyson, wait for Borruero, sign Donaldson to a 5/140 deal that's breaks down

20 (18)
20 (19)
33.3 (20) Martin is gone, Tulo comes down to 14M
33.3 (21) Tulo is gone with a 4M buyout
33.3 (22)

Doesn't hamstring us too bad. I'd prefer a four year deal, but it probably takes five to lock it down.


That is my preference as well, though I could go either Granderson or Dyson.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:03 pm
by Balki Bartokomous
What about the Donaldson deal? Does that sound fair?

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:11 pm
by AGENT ZERO
Balki Bartokomous wrote:What about the Donaldson deal? Does that sound fair?


I think the AAV is close, but I think it's going to take at least a 7 year term.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:11 pm
by Balki Bartokomous
Then pass. No good comes out of giving him that.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:18 pm
by AGENT ZERO
Balki Bartokomous wrote:Then pass. No good comes out of giving him that.


I read an analysis a while back that actually projected a 175M/7yr deal to be close to break even factoring in inflation and projected WAR. Obviously you would be banking on the first 3 years of the deal providing big surplus value which may or may not make sense given what you think the Jays time-line for contention is.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:35 pm
by Balki Bartokomous
I think that once the farm is ready, it'll be year three of that deal. So the first two years he'd carry us. There's a train of thought out there that they think Vlad will be ready this year. At least that's what I heard on the radio. I'm not sure about that. Maybe? Seven is a lot to consider. Guys like Howard, Pujols, Cabrera signed mega deals after 32 and all have been troublesome. They have to tread very carefully.

I myself am most comfortable with four but five is doable for me as well if I was a GM. Anything beyond that is insane at this point. History just doesn't lie.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:16 pm
by vf
Balki Bartokomous wrote:Alright, so, lets say they trade Bichette for Yelich and then acquire Cain in Free Agency, I think this team might be able to do damage?

Cain
Donaldson
Yelich
Smoak
Travis/Diaz
Tulowitzki/Solarte
Pillar
Martin/Janssen
Pearce/Morales

A possible Vlad call up in June to avoid super 2?

Might not be half bad, right? The outfield could go Pillar-Yelich-Cain or they could move around depending on who shows what at spring training.

Would people be comfortable with that? I still think tear it down if possible. I know Bichette for Yelich 1 for 1 is fair. But they ripped away the Lansing 3 from me when I was really looking forward to seeing what they could do on the field in Toronto, I don't want them to do the same with Borreuero


Almost no interest in Yelich. Getting him he either plays in LF and kills his value or in CF and kills Pillars value.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:37 pm
by Vector
Balki Bartokomous wrote:I'd rather sign Cain and Dyson, wait for Borruero, sign Donaldson to a 5/140 deal that's breaks down

20 (18)
20 (19)
33.3 (20) Martin is gone, Tulo comes down to 14M
33.3 (21) Tulo is gone with a 4M buyout
33.3 (22)

Doesn't hamstring us too bad. I'd prefer a four year deal, but it probably takes five to lock it down.


This is my ideal too but AZ is right it’ll have to be a 7 year deal. That’s how big deals work now anyway. You accept that your contention window with him is the first three years and anything in the three us just a huge bonus.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:30 am
by Balki Bartokomous
23M 1 year for Donaldson. Nice knowing ya

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:35 pm
by Balki Bartokomous
2.7 for Sanchez. Carrera and Loup also settled.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:59 pm
by PPJ
Balki Bartokomous wrote:23M 1 year for Donaldson. Nice knowing ya



Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:33 pm
by Vector
Balki Bartokomous wrote:2.7 for Sanchez. Carrera and Loup also settled.


Travis now too.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:13 pm
by Vector
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Since 2012 the Blue Jays have lead the league in innings pitched by drafted and developed players by a whole bunch. It's not even that close.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:25 pm
by Balki Bartokomous
Antho nailed pitchers.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:33 pm
by AGENT ZERO
I'd rather be the Cubs and draft a shitload of position players and fill out the rotation through trade and FA. Pitching is too volatile and expensive to invest heavily into it in the minors and draft IMO.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:37 pm
by edgar_dong
What does the list for the same time period prior to 2012 look like? :colbert:

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:48 pm
by MonkeyWrench
AGENT ZERO wrote:I'd rather be the Cubs and draft a shitload of position players and fill out the rotation through trade and FA. Pitching is too volatile and expensive to invest heavily into it in the minors and draft IMO.


Pitchers are also volatile and expensive come trade time when you need to give up those young assets that were drafted and developed.
Free agency I understand because it's just money.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:56 pm
by AGENT ZERO
MonkeyWrench wrote:
AGENT ZERO wrote:I'd rather be the Cubs and draft a shitload of position players and fill out the rotation through trade and FA. Pitching is too volatile and expensive to invest heavily into it in the minors and draft IMO.


Pitchers are also volatile and expensive come trade time when you need to give up those young assets that were drafted and developed.
Free agency I understand because it's just money.


Pitchers are always volatile, this is true, but they are even more volatile the further in proximity they are to the majors.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:28 pm
by Balki Bartokomous
AGENT ZERO wrote:I'd rather be the Cubs and draft a shitload of position players and fill out the rotation through trade and FA. Pitching is too volatile and expensive to invest heavily into it in the minors and draft IMO.


Except they've done a shit job at that too. Finding pitchers through trade and FA that is. Well, not a shit job, but not a great job.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:15 pm
by AGENT ZERO
Balki Bartokomous wrote:
AGENT ZERO wrote:I'd rather be the Cubs and draft a shitload of position players and fill out the rotation through trade and FA. Pitching is too volatile and expensive to invest heavily into it in the minors and draft IMO.


Except they've done a shit job at that too. Finding pitchers through trade and FA that is. Well, not a shit job, but not a great job.


Didn't they have the best team ERA when they won the WS in 2016?

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:19 pm
by Balki Bartokomous
That one year. They were crap last year and who knows what this year will be.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:01 pm
by Balki Bartokomous
AGENT ZERO wrote:Lorenzo Cain and Curtis Granderson would round out this roster nicely. Trade Pillar for prospects, platoon Pearce and Granderson and let Hernandez and Alford battle for the RF job.


1 year 5 for Granderson from us. His stats were terrible last year. Not quite sure why you or Shatkins wanted him.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:29 pm
by MonkeyWrench
Cuz grandy man can.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:56 pm
by AGENT ZERO
I fucking love this front office

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:57 pm
by AGENT ZERO
Balki Bartokomous wrote:
AGENT ZERO wrote:Lorenzo Cain and Curtis Granderson would round out this roster nicely. Trade Pillar for prospects, platoon Pearce and Granderson and let Hernandez and Alford battle for the RF job.


1 year 5 for Granderson from us. His stats were terrible last year. Not quite sure why you or Shatkins wanted him.


2.1 WAR is not terrible...

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:01 pm
by Balki Bartokomous
He was 1.4 and a negative defensive player. They have been doing these little things that don't inspire much. I don't hate the Granderson signing, but so far it's reclamation project, fossil, middling utility player.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:04 am
by Vector
AGENT ZERO wrote:I fucking love this front office


Really? Because they signed Morales and he’s been absolutely terrible. The same front office sank the teams chances by relying on Barney and Goins to be the back-ups instead of anyone else who can hit. I, generally, like the front office but they haven’t done anything that’s wowed me.

I do like this signing. Would love to have Cain as well. To me, for this roster to work, they need to get rid of Morales and us the DH spot as a rotation to rest everyone and play Pearce when everyone is needed for a big game.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:05 am
by Vector
Balki Bartokomous wrote:He was 1.4 and a negative defensive player. They have been doing these little things that don't inspire much. I don't hate the Granderson signing, but so far it's reclamation project, fossil, middling utility player.


He was quite good for the Mets last year but, like Upton here, was terrible after getting traded. Granderson has been positive defensive player in right field too.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:09 am
by Balki Bartokomous
To me they don't inspire any confidence.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:23 am
by AGENT ZERO
Vector wrote:
AGENT ZERO wrote:I fucking love this front office


Really? Because they signed Morales and he’s been absolutely terrible. The same front office sank the teams chances by relying on Barney and Goins to be the back-ups instead of anyone else who can hit. I, generally, like the front office but they haven’t done anything that’s wowed me.

I do like this signing. Would love to have Cain as well. To me, for this roster to work, they need to get rid of Morales and us the DH spot as a rotation to rest everyone and play Pearce when everyone is needed for a big game.


Morales was bad in hindsight, but at the time it seemed like an adequate replacement for EE for 11M. I disliked the lack of depth in the middle inf, but they have since rectified that issue.

The thing I like most about this front office is that there is a clear direction, and they are not going to blow their load on short sighted deals or move quality young players for a quick fix. It's not sexy, but long term I am confident that the Jays will be better for it, and reasonably competitive in the short term too.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:54 am
by Balki Bartokomous
There's no clear direction. They say they want to get younger and more athletic and they go ahead and sign 36 year old Curtis Granderson. They're stuck between wanting to compete this year and their real preference, trade everything for prospects. That's why you like them so much. This year they're the virtuoso patience masters, last year they issue an ultimatum to a franchise icon. Fuck them.

Re: The John Farrell Unemployment/Blue Jays Thread

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:57 am
by AGENT ZERO
You get younger and more athletic through the draft and trades not FA.