The big 10-game road trip out of the All-Star break is over, and the Toronto Blue Jays are… still playing baseball, it turns out. They actually won in their return home on Monday, but… woof.
We beat on, boats against the current, and all that. Which is a hell of a mood to be in as we get set open up this week’s edition of the mailbag, isn’t it? So let’s have at it!
If you have a Blue Jays question you’d like me to tackle for next week, be sure to send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, I have not read any of Griff’s answers.
Could the Blue Jays market Liriano as a potential high strikeout lefty coming out of the bullpen?
Obviously it would help his value if he was performing that role right now but he did perform that role last year down the stretch and in the playoffs
Uh, market him? I really don’t think that’s how this works. Other teams might see him as a reliever, sure, but they would be aware of his usage last year and how he would fit their team. The Jays won’t be making sales pitches. They’re not running a used car lot.
Who should stay and who should go on the Jays team? Marilyn
Well, I’d say that anybody the Jays can’t get appropriate value for on the trade market should stay. Meaning: I don’t want to see them give players away, or trade them just to trade them.
Or… I would have said that if their continuing limp play wasn’t slowly sucking the life out of us all, making the notion of keeping any of their impending free agents feel more pointless by the day.
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