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Short, scribbled, simiring thoughts about Charlie Montoyo

October 30, 2018

When the Blue Jays hired Tim Johnson to manage the team, it seemed like there was nothing but high praise for the new skipper. And then…well….we all know what happened.

Of course, I’m not saying a similar fate will fall upon Charlie Montoyo. I just couldn’t help but think of Tim Johnson whenever I saw rave reviews about some of the potential candidates to manage the Jays in 2019.

Anyway, Charlie Montoyo meets the apparent requirements. Bilingual, comes from a system that uses analytics and has plenty of coaching and managerial experience.

Now we’ll see how that all translates.

But please….understand this:

Do not expect this man to move Heaven and Earth right away. The team is transitioning and the young talent needs to develop. It won’t happen instantaneously. At the very least, kindly give Charlie Montoyo a few years before evaluating his pefromance.

ER

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Dilemma On The Mound: A Baseball Microstory

September 10, 2018

Joe was at a career crossroads.

He was facing a superstar and plagued with a dilemma.

The superstar had an irritating demeanor and wreaked havoc on Joe’s team.

Joe had two choices: Intentionally hit the superstar or try to get him out.

Hitting the superstar had consequences, but he’d gain the respect of his teammates and coaches. Pitching to the superstar – even if successful – would demote him to AAA.

β€œBeaning” was the old way, but being a team player was a hard temptation.

Taking a deep breath, he decided uncomfortable busses and dirty motels were better than a toxic camaraderie.

ER

Episode 73: Farm Report

September 1, 2016

The Blue Jays’ minor league system has undergone some changes over the last few weeks.

Doug Fox of Clutchlings joins DNJT to share his thoughts on Mark Shapiro’s reorganization and also provides updates on some future Jays.

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Episode 56: Flags Fly Forever

September 3, 2015

Several minor league “prospects” were used in order to acquire players such as Josh Donaldson, Troy Tulowitzki and David Price.

Doug Fox of Clutchlings explains how this affects the Blue Jays and also points out players in the farm system to watch out for.

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Keep your eye on the Berti!

Episode 42: Farm Report!

September 11, 2014

Several minor league prospects made their MLB debuts with the Blue Jays this season.

Doug Fox of Clutchlings discusses the recent call-ups and provides an update on the Jays’ farm system.

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Buffalo’s Coca-Cola Field – Home of the AAA Bisons.

 

Episode 28: Farm Report

September 26, 2013

Just a few games left in the 2013 regular season. So it’s time to look ahead.

Doug Plourd of JaysProspects.com shares his thoughts on the Jays’ farm system and the big club.

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Episode 24: Tear ’em Up, Tigers!

August 1, 2013

It’s been 20 years since the London Tigers played their final game. However, an upcoming documentary is bringing the team back into the spotlight.

Curtain Call: The Tale of London’s Tigers chronicles the club’s short, but memorable history. Producer and Director Craig Chambers talks about the film and the impact the Tigers had in the London area.

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