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Blue Jays Mailbag: Estrada’s Struggles, Smoak’s Value, and Selling High

The Blue Jays are through the All-Star break! And have headed straight into the buzzsaw that is a 10-game road trip to Detroit, Boston, and Cleveland.

The Tigers are the worst of that bunch, and the Jays lost that series—in about as frustrating a way as possible. It’s a good thing that baseball teams are never as good or as bad as they seem at any given moment, because… oof.

And so this is the mood that we’re in as we once again open up the ol’ mailbag. This should be fun!

If you have a Blue Jays question you’d like me to tackle for next week, be sure to send it to stoeten@gmail.com. As always, I have not read any of Griff’s answers.

Do you expect to see a resurgence of ACEstrada anytime soon? – Kate

I wish I knew. Estrada has been betrayed this year by his defence, by luck, but also by his own ability to command the ball. It’s hard to determine what the precise mix of these factors is, and therefore tough to figure out when—or if—it will return.

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