Fenway Massacre

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They are simply getting killed right now. 5 guys with HR for a total of 6 through the first 5 innings. Jays must be using a Zen LMAO

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Jays could be really scary if they can land some decent pitching in the offseason

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@aaronjw76_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

Jays could be really scary if they can land some decent pitching in the offseason

*relief pitching. Starting pitching is actually doing solid right now.

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@mlbts_mlbts said in Fenway Massacre:

@aaronjw76_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

Jays could be really scary if they can land some decent pitching in the offseason

*relief pitching. Starting pitching is actually doing solid right now.

Agreed but that's still not as solid as I would like to see it. Either way, these guys are fun to watch as a fan

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Imagine with Springer coming back

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All the Jays need is health. Their lineup with Springer added is best in baseball.
Trade for a couple relievers, get Merryweather back.. put Pearson in the pen.
Trade for a starter if need be. They have a stacked farm

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@aaronjw76_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

@mlbts_mlbts said in Fenway Massacre:

@aaronjw76_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

Jays could be really scary if they can land some decent pitching in the offseason

*relief pitching. Starting pitching is actually doing solid right now.

Agreed but that's still not as solid as I would like to see it. Either way, these guys are fun to watch as a fan

No need to wait for offseason. Trade for an ace this deadline.

Ryu, Ray, Manoah, Matz 2-5 is great...

Scherzer will do

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@nanthrax_1_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

@aaronjw76_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

@mlbts_mlbts said in Fenway Massacre:

@aaronjw76_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

Jays could be really scary if they can land some decent pitching in the offseason

*relief pitching. Starting pitching is actually doing solid right now.

Agreed but that's still not as solid as I would like to see it. Either way, these guys are fun to watch as a fan

No need to wait for offseason. Trade for an ace this deadline.

Ryu, Ray, Manoah, Matz 2-5 is great...

Scherzer will do

Scherzer is a risk. FA at the end of the year and you would have to give up a bit.

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@mlbts_mlbts said in Fenway Massacre:

@nanthrax_1_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

@aaronjw76_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

@mlbts_mlbts said in Fenway Massacre:

@aaronjw76_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

Jays could be really scary if they can land some decent pitching in the offseason

*relief pitching. Starting pitching is actually doing solid right now.

Agreed but that's still not as solid as I would like to see it. Either way, these guys are fun to watch as a fan

No need to wait for offseason. Trade for an ace this deadline.

Ryu, Ray, Manoah, Matz 2-5 is great...

Scherzer will do

Scherzer is a risk. FA at the end of the year and you would have to give up a bit.

He's available because he's an FA at end of year.. that's pretty much what you'll be able to trade for.
And you'd have to give up more for a pitcher with more years of control.

You'll have to give up a bit for any good pitcher these days.. at some point that's just the price to improve..

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All I can think of is a 10 TB moment incoming for Teoscar. 😣

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@aaronjw76_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

Jays could be really scary if they can land some decent pitching in the offseason

The Jays will always have the same problem, needing pitchers to eat the Canadian dollar vs the American. Most recently David Price wouldn’t (thankfully) but it will always remain a issue.

It’s a tough ask, some future HOF hockey players choose tax havens like Florida with minimal fans over playing for the Maple Leafs even if they were born in Toronto so I just don’t ever see a real Ace signing for the Jays long term. Sadly.

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@charterbus_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

@aaronjw76_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

Jays could be really scary if they can land some decent pitching in the offseason

The Jays will always have the same problem, needing pitchers to eat the Canadian dollar vs the American. Most recently David Price wouldn’t (thankfully) but it will always remain a issue.

It’s a tough ask, some future HOF hockey players choose tax havens like Florida with minimal fans over playing for the Maple Leafs even if they were born in Toronto so I just don’t ever see a real Ace signing for the Jays long term. Sadly.

Hmm?? Ryu took their 80million... He was 3rd in Cy Young voting last year and ERA title in 2019.. he's an ace...
Springer took their 150mill..

I don't understand this argument.. the Jays have an insanely rich owner (Rogers Corp) and one of the best payroll flexibility situations going forward. They pay in American dollars as well.. the taxes are higher, sure, but most don't live in Canada anyways. And it's not much different than many states.
Not every team is in Texas and Florida lol

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@charterbus_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

@aaronjw76_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

Jays could be really scary if they can land some decent pitching in the offseason

The Jays will always have the same problem, needing pitchers to eat the Canadian dollar vs the American. Most recently David Price wouldn’t (thankfully) but it will always remain a issue.

It’s a tough ask, some future HOF hockey players choose tax havens like Florida with minimal fans over playing for the Maple Leafs even if they were born in Toronto so I just don’t ever see a real Ace signing for the Jays long term. Sadly.

The leafs argument is also false. They could get anyone to sign if they had cap space, which they have NEVER had lol. Since the birth of the cap in 2004.. before that they signed anyone they wanted.

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@charterbus_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

@aaronjw76_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

Jays could be really scary if they can land some decent pitching in the offseason

The Jays will always have the same problem, needing pitchers to eat the Canadian dollar vs the American. Most recently David Price wouldn’t (thankfully) but it will always remain a issue.

It’s a tough ask, some future HOF hockey players choose tax havens like Florida with minimal fans over playing for the Maple Leafs even if they were born in Toronto so I just don’t ever see a real Ace signing for the Jays long term. Sadly.

Leafs problem in attracting players had nothing to do with taxes and everything to do with a crappy team and a crappier Toronto sports media.

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@aaronjw76_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

@charterbus_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

@aaronjw76_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

Jays could be really scary if they can land some decent pitching in the offseason

The Jays will always have the same problem, needing pitchers to eat the Canadian dollar vs the American. Most recently David Price wouldn’t (thankfully) but it will always remain a issue.

It’s a tough ask, some future HOF hockey players choose tax havens like Florida with minimal fans over playing for the Maple Leafs even if they were born in Toronto so I just don’t ever see a real Ace signing for the Jays long term. Sadly.

Leafs problem in attracting players had nothing to do with taxes and everything to do with a crappy team and a crappier Toronto sports media.

Lol that too.. but really.. it's cap space. They don't have any. They play Tetris just trying to make things fit.

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@nanthrax_1_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

All the Jays need is health. Their lineup with Springer added is best in baseball.
Trade for a couple relievers, get Merryweather back.. put Pearson in the pen.
Trade for a starter if need be. They have a stacked farm

Still not better than the Dodgers, Padres when fully healthy.

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@raider52morrison said in Fenway Massacre:

@nanthrax_1_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

All the Jays need is health. Their lineup with Springer added is best in baseball.
Trade for a couple relievers, get Merryweather back.. put Pearson in the pen.
Trade for a starter if need be. They have a stacked farm

Still not better than the Dodgers, Padres when fully healthy.

Well.. after today, the Jays are #1 OPS in MLB... Without Springer.... So...
Padres aren't even in that convo.. middle of the pack in runs... Chisox is a better argument. And Astros.

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@nanthrax_1_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

@charterbus_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

@aaronjw76_psn said in Fenway Massacre:

Jays could be really scary if they can land some decent pitching in the offseason

The Jays will always have the same problem, needing pitchers to eat the Canadian dollar vs the American. Most recently David Price wouldn’t (thankfully) but it will always remain a issue.

It’s a tough ask, some future HOF hockey players choose tax havens like Florida with minimal fans over playing for the Maple Leafs even if they were born in Toronto so I just don’t ever see a real Ace signing for the Jays long term. Sadly.

Hmm?? Ryu took their 80million... He was 3rd in Cy Young voting last year and ERA title in 2019.. he's an ace...
Springer took their 150mill..

I don't understand this argument.. the Jays have an insanely rich owner (Rogers Corp) and one of the best payroll flexibility situations going forward. They pay in American dollars as well.. the taxes are higher, sure, but most don't live in Canada anyways. And it's not much different than many states.
Not every team is in Texas and Florida lol

Those are the “aces” the blue Jays will remain getting. Bronze medals that give up more earned runs than strike outs for weeks. We don’t get the top players available, we actually celebrate getting anywhere close to them.

150 million for Springer is great, but better players are still getting 250-300 million from other teams. Teams not in Florida or Texas, just more desirable places to play and live than Toronto.

So yeah, if the third place guy in the votes doesn’t care about the money, or the weather, or the fact he’s not playing the most popular sport and for the most popular team in that city, the jays have a real chance at signing extremely specific players like Ryu, just never Bauer Degrom or Cole, we get the bronze and copper medals while LA and NY get the Diamonds.

If you earned significantly less coins and got taxed way more than everyone else playing this game for the next 5 years because you choose to have a Blue Jays logo it wouldn’t stay long.

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We just got the top player available this offseason lol... Wtf are you talking about?
And Ryu is one of the best starters over the past 3 years.. you're clueless on that..
deGrom? He's homegrown.
Cole? Why would you want to pay that much and that long for a pitcher!?!

Those better players were mostly extensions.. Trout, Acuna, Tatis, Etc.. they weren't FA's..
What will your excuse be when the Jays extend Vlad to something similar?

Once again, your tax argument is false. They aren't taxed much more if at all than most states, and considering Rogers can afford to overpay for FAs it doesn't really matter.
Winning is all that matters.. players will come when the team is a winner and sustainable. Which we just saw this offseason.

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Jays players won't be paying any Canadian tax until they play home games in Toronto again. Pretty sure their taxation depends on the game's soil location. As for payroll, I'm pretty sure the Jays were paying in USD all the way back in the 90s for sure. Possibly earlier, but I wasn't paying a whole lot of attention to Jays payroll when I was in high school.

I've previously expressed a doubt about Ryu's lone playoff performance for Toronto, but it was a single game. I've got to assume he'll be better the next time around. He's certainly capable of putting up shutdown numbers despite the low velo. Ray is putting up great K numbers, Matz looks like the missing piece in the Mets rotation, and Manoah is no doubt going to be great. I'm a lot less concerned about the starters and much more concerned about the team getting relievers slotted into solid roles (and for sure, getting Merryweather back). The offense is so good Springer coming back is just gravy, which is wild considering how big of a deal his signing was.