Ostensibly A Spring Recap: Marcus Stroman Is Great And We're Lucky To Have Him, Jays Win 2-1

Andrew Stoeten
March 11 2016 02:00PM

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There are days when, as fans of the Blue Jays, I think we all probably have those pangs of doubt about Marcus Stroman’s inexperience as he gets set to step into the shoes of David Price at the front of this club’s rotation. I have them, for sure. And then I have days like today, where Stroman can do absolutely no wrong.

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Spring Threat: Jays vs. Red Sox

Andrew Stoeten
March 11 2016 11:09AM

Marcus Stroman
Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Alright! More spring baseball on TV! And this time featuring Marcus Stroman! Aaaaaand a skeleton lineup, which John Gibbons is running out there today to avoid knuckleballer Stephen Wright of the Red Sox.

Or he supposedly was. It doesn't look that bad for this part of the spring, though (that is, if you pretend it's an away game). Uh... Russell Martin, at least!

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Birds All Day Podcast - Episode 51

Andrew Stoeten
March 10 2016 10:17PM

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Alright! It’s episode 51 of Birds All Day! Featuring Goose Gossage and Jose Bautista, the Jays' new High Performance department, the fifth starter competition, Marcus Stroman's next contract, and so much more!

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Tony Sanchez Wins The Goose Nontroversy, Is The Backup Catcher Of Your Heart

Andrew Stoeten
March 10 2016 04:29PM

Tony Sanchez
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Tony Sanchez!

I don't know whether the future catcher of the Buffalo Bisons has much of a chance of actually beating out Josh Thole for a job as Russell Martin's backup. To be honest, I don't think I've heard if he's even tried to catch RA Dickey, let alone how well it might have went -- though the fact that I've missed it certainly doesn't mean it hasn't happened (especially this week).

What I do know, however, is that he's good at the Twitter. And at interpreting Goose Gossage's ridiculous comments from earlier today!

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Ostensibly A Spring Recap: Jays Beat Yankees, Goose Nontroversy Is Still Cookin', It's Still Spring, And More!

Andrew Stoeten
March 10 2016 03:58PM

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The Blue Jays played the a split squad version of the New York Yankees today at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, and... yep, it's still spring.

The Jays got their first look at New York's three-headed bullpen monster, and... it's still spring, so the fact that Aroldis Chapman wasn't particularly sharp in his Grapefruit League debut, and that Andrew Miller gave up a couple of runs, doesn't tell us a whole lot.

Still can’t complain about watching baseball on a Thursday afternoon, though.

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