Posted tagged ‘Hutchison’

Short, scribbled thoughts on the non-waiver trade deadline deals 

August 2, 2016

Honestly, I have no time to post an in-depth analysis of the three trades. If you want something thoroughly researched and presented, go somewhere else. Seriously, I won’t hold it against you. 

Anyway…

Hutch: Sorry to see Drew go. The potential is still there, but he has struggled with his consistently. We have seen him at his best and also witnessed him at his worst. Hopefully, a change of scenery and the chance to work with Pittsburgh pitching coach Ray Searage  will set him on the right path. 

Jesse Chavez: Started well, but has struggled of late. It’s funny. There were some who suggested back in April/May that Chavez get a chance to start. Seems those same people were now begging the Blue Jays to get rid of him. 

Scott Feldman: Good numbers this season. According to Baseball-Reference, he has a 2.90 ERA in 26 games thus far. As long as he holds the fort, I’m happy. 

Mike Bolsinger: Good 2015 numbers. From all the hot takes out there, looks like he’s the “sixth starter” if needed. 

Francisco Liriano: I certainly like this acquisition, but also concerned. He has not pitched well this season. Baseball-Reference shows a current ERA of 5.46, as well as a 4.40 ERA in seven American League seasons. But as BP Toronto’s Matt Gwin pointed out, Liriano has put up some productive results when pitching to Russell Martin. Here’s hoping that will continue. Of course, this also means Aaron Sanchez is about to move to the bullpen. Personally, I prefer/want Sanchez in the rotation. However, it feels like the Jays had never intended to change their original plan for Sanchez. 

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Episode 30 [Season Premiere]: A Team of Question Marks

March 27, 2014

As the Blue Jays prepare for their 38th regular season, there are many questions surrounding the team.

@Minor_Leaguer of Bluebirdbanter.com takes a shot at answering those questions and offers a preview of what’s to come.

Episode 30 Direct MP3 Download

Episode 7 – Evil Injury Bug

June 28, 2012

June has not been kind to the Blue Jays’ pitching staff.

Four starters get hurt, three go on the DL. Nobody saw it coming.

Tom Dakers of Bluebird Banter shares his thoughts on the current rotation, as well as interleague play and Calgary baseball.

Episode 7 Direct MP3 Download


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