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Monday, February 18, 2019

Stroman unhappy with Blue Jays’ lack of veteran leadership

Toronto Blue Jays star Marcus Stroman lamented the lack of veteran leadership at the MLB franchise ahead of the upcoming season.

It will be a new-look Blue Jays in 2019 after Charlie Montoya replaced John Gibbons as their manager in October.

The Blue Jays also released Troy Tulowitzki and traded Russell Martin to the Los Angeles Dodgers, having dealt Josh Donaldson in August and farewelled Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista previously.

Proof that it isn’t just managers who have an odd fetish for senior players for their own sake!

 

QLE Posted: February 18, 2019 at 07:25 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: blue jays, marcus stroman, veteran leadership

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   1. bbmck Posted: February 18, 2019 at 08:57 AM (#5816054)
Most career IP among players who pitched for the 2018 Jays:

1530.2 - JA Happ is gone
1227.2 - Marco Estrada is gone
1135 - Jaime Garcia is gone
754 - Tyler Clippard is gone
665 - Marcus Stroman

Most career PA among players who played for the 2018 Jays:

7943 - Curtis Granderson is gone
6399 - Russell Martin is gone
5156 - Kendrys Morales
4118 - Justin Smoak
3817 - John Donaldson is gone

Bartolo Colon is available.
   2. I Am Not a Number Posted: February 18, 2019 at 11:30 AM (#5816098)
Stroman recently had a long checklist of dubious grievances to air. And it wasn't even Festivus.

Could all be part of his exit strategy.
   3. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: February 18, 2019 at 11:57 AM (#5816111)
having dealt Josh Donaldson in August and farewelled Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista previously.


Ew. This may be worse than claiming something is going correctly by saying it's 'untracked'
   4. BillWallace Posted: February 18, 2019 at 01:06 PM (#5816144)
No.

Nothing is worse than that.
   5. Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer Posted: February 18, 2019 at 01:10 PM (#5816146)
I’d expect a guy who chirps as much as Stroman does to be embracing the opportunity to be a leader.
   6. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: February 18, 2019 at 01:27 PM (#5816155)
No.

Nothing is worse than that.


What about when an athlete is injured and the announcers state the player is 'out with a knee/shoulder/hand'?
   7. Walt Davis Posted: February 18, 2019 at 03:39 PM (#5816195)
Kendrys and Smoak must be feeling special right now.

Fun name alert -- it was only 73 PA but a guy named Rowdy Tellez put up a 154 OPS+ for the Jays. B-R page claims he's 6-4 and just 220 but judging by that photo, half of that is his head so I'm guessing that's an underestimate.

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