Marcus Stroman won't stop tweeting; 2019 Vlad Guerrero Jr/Blue Jays thread

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i'm really starting to hate Stroman. constant humble bragging about his lifestyle to bitching about how unfair the game is to him/players and now this:

Stromans puppy 4 days ago. Stromans puppy 24hrs ago. Apparently HDMH stands for Height Doesnt Measure Humanity. pic.twitter.com/SiMZuYGWF2

— 🕶 (@JaysTrain2Reign) March 11, 2019

which is a shame because i love the intensity and hustle he brings to the field.

anyways. Anthony Alford is having an electric spring and i'd love to see him open as our starting LF or CF. hopefully last year was a fluke. (i hope this comment doesn't age brutally)

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 19:52 (two years ago) link

ugh - didn't realize the pic would display like that... sorry everyone!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 19:52 (two years ago) link

When he's winning and the team's winning, I want all the theatrics from him that I don't want when they're not. (I get the feeling he's really worried about going on the market--another poor season and his value will be comparatively nothing--so he's flailing about trying to do this, that, and the other to get an extension.)

clemenza, Tuesday, 12 March 2019 19:59 (two years ago) link

Why the fuck would you do that to a dog

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 03:46 (two years ago) link

Sorry, I just glided past the dog photos--Stroman did that? I don't get it. When I said theatrics, I meant his on-field theatrics.

clemenza, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 03:57 (two years ago) link

Ya he did that for reasons beyond my understanding. I had to unfollow him on social medi a while back because I couldn’t handle his jeuvenile bs anymore.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 14:10 (two years ago) link

https://www.thedodo.com/ear-cropping-cruel-1212872917.html

na (NA), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 14:11 (two years ago) link

it's a shitty thing that people do to their dogs for aesthetic reasons. when i see it in vancouver it's exclusively rich peoples' dogs. but i think the practice has origins in dog fighting

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:07 (two years ago) link

That was my first thought when I saw the ears (not that I thought he was fighting the dog, but it’s the dog fighting “look”.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:45 (two years ago) link

So the Jays just gave 50% raises to all their minor leaguers apparently!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 17 March 2019 23:16 (two years ago) link

Bo Bichette this spring: 42 PA, .421/.476/.816. That has to be ideal for a young guy playing in the shadow of someone like Guerrero.

clemenza, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 20:03 (two years ago) link

it's just spring, but ya - certainly beats him going 5/30. he's also looked pretty good in the field. he keeps this up and i think we'll see him up some time after the break (whenever the super-two date passes).

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 20:11 (two years ago) link

with him, Vlad, Jansen and Borucki all (probably) playing this year, i'm going to enjoy watching them this season. when i saw that "faith and hope" thing on mlbtr, all i could think about is how much i'm looking forward to this season and the seasons to come – with Biggio, Smith and Pearson all due to debut over the next couple years. it's going to be fun.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 20:45 (two years ago) link

i'm going to the game at the olympic stadium tonight! no vlad :( but maybe bichette/biggio?

anyone i shd keep an eye out for? man the jays depth chart is one of the most deeply uninteresting rosters i've seen in a while :/

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 21:20 (two years ago) link

conversely the brewers depth chart is nice

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 21:22 (two years ago) link

I was going to lead with "Please post if you see the ghost of ______________," but I just looked up 15 or 20 Expos from the early '70s, and every last one of them is still alive.

Only spring training, for sure. I was just thinking of how much harder it would be for Bichette if all the focus were on him. He's totally under the radar--if Guerrero had had that kind of spring, he'd probably be a bigger story than the Raptors or Leafs right now.

clemenza, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 22:30 (two years ago) link

not much on display at that game i am afraid! barely anything even hit as far as the outfield for the first six innings. nice little rally to win it though, and the fact that there's a dude named nate orf meant we got to yell ORF SIDE LONG BEACH a few times, so that was fun! also a "bo bichette" chant started and it took me a second to realize they weren't saying "holy shit"

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 17:41 (two years ago) link

Bo-ba-fett! Bo-ba-fett! Bo-ba-fett!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 19:02 (two years ago) link

Kendrys traded to the As! it's Rowdy time!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:35 (two years ago) link

Keep getting rid of that dead weight--couple more to go.

clemenza, Thursday, 28 March 2019 03:28 (two years ago) link

48 mil going out to players not on the team!

And looks like they added Alford instead of Tellez.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 28 March 2019 12:26 (two years ago) link

If Stroman were to have a great year on a poor team, I think he could well be unbearable.

clemenza, Friday, 29 March 2019 02:17 (two years ago) link

I'm looking forward to seeing whether the Jays can pull off their first proper rebuild since the 80's. Hopefully Stroman also realizes that the window opens next year?

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 29 March 2019 10:58 (two years ago) link

If anyone was born to berate management and demand a trade via Twitter, Stroman's the guy. So I hope you're right.

clemenza, Friday, 29 March 2019 11:26 (two years ago) link

Between us being the '71 Orioles on the mound or the Tigers being the '68 White Sox with the bat, I'm guessing it's the latter.

clemenza, Saturday, 30 March 2019 20:49 (two years ago) link

Too bad we don't have anyone in the minors who might help jumpstart the offense.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 31 March 2019 05:37 (two years ago) link

Bichette?

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 31 March 2019 19:11 (two years ago) link

http://phildellio.tripod.com/vladimir.jpg

Not bad. The fact that I noticed Cleveland was the beneficiary before I thought "April Fools" tells you how trustworthy I find current management when it comes to possible collusion.

clemenza, Monday, 1 April 2019 23:55 (two years ago) link

pillar to the giants

mookieproof, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 16:01 (two years ago) link

You're next, Stroman.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 17:00 (two years ago) link

I'm liking this DePaula guy we're getting back, btw.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 17:01 (two years ago) link

Down at the game tonight. Until Vlad gets here, that place is officially a morgue. Attendance: 12,110.

clemenza, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 03:29 (two years ago) link

What do we think of Grichuk's extension? I guess the price is right, so why not.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 08:26 (two years ago) link

Through six games, the Jays are 1 for 55 in the first three innings.

clemenza, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 11:57 (two years ago) link

re: Gritch – it's ok i guess. he a good defender, young and can hit some dingers. so there's some value there and they pay looks appropriate. maybe what's more important is the team is signalling (in this small way) that they are interested in keeping *some* guys around.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 18:51 (two years ago) link

Vladisaur Jr. will be activated off the IL for tonight's Dunedin Blue Jays vs. Clearwater Thrashers game.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 4 April 2019 21:06 (two years ago) link

first homer of the minor league season belongs to cavan biggio (off gio gonzalez)

mookieproof, Thursday, 4 April 2019 21:36 (two years ago) link

This season is going to both suck - and be fun as shit.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 5 April 2019 01:52 (two years ago) link

VladJr goes 1-4 with a run scored for High A Dunedin route of the Clearwater Thrashers.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 5 April 2019 03:26 (two years ago) link

Outshined by Cavan Biggio!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 5 April 2019 13:00 (two years ago) link

Looking at the Jays boxscore today (so today's game is included), eight of the nine guys in the starting lineup are hitting between .077-.217; five are sub-Mendoza.

clemenza, Saturday, 6 April 2019 23:43 (two years ago) link

I thought Toronto's .183/.261/.318 slash line might be historically significant, but there are three or four teams right there with us or worse this year.

clemenza, Monday, 8 April 2019 12:01 (two years ago) link

ya, it hasn't been that long. just feels long. gonna be another long two weeks.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 8 April 2019 20:58 (two years ago) link

matty shoes for cy young

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 03:04 (two years ago) link

bo bichette, broken hand

mookieproof, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 16:04 (two years ago) link

matty shoes for cy young

the Curse of Mook

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 16:11 (two years ago) link

Happy Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Day! @BlueJays

— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) April 26, 2019

mookieproof, Friday, 26 April 2019 15:17 (two years ago) link

We were trying to guess where he'd be in the order today: 2nd or 5th for me, a co-worker thought 7th.

clemenza, Friday, 26 April 2019 16:13 (two years ago) link

He has arrived. Ya llegó. @vladdyjr27 @VladGuerrero27 #VladDay #VladdyJr pic.twitter.com/pkKroNvshO

— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) April 26, 2019

Andy K, Friday, 26 April 2019 16:36 (two years ago) link

I'm going to look into that today. Incredible longshot, but my guess is it's never been done before.

clemenza, Wednesday, 16 June 2021 12:42 (three months ago) link

Started working backwards and got to Ted Williams in '42. He led the (white) majors in all five categories--batting average, on-base, slugging, HR, RBI--but Baseball Reference has dropped him to third in batting average behind two Kansas City Monarch players.

clemenza, Wednesday, 16 June 2021 14:25 (three months ago) link

would i recognize their names?

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 16 June 2021 19:00 (three months ago) link

Not Josh Gibson-level famous; I didn't recognize them, but I probably should (Ted Strong and Bonnie Farrell).

clemenza, Wednesday, 16 June 2021 19:47 (three months ago) link

no clue.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 16 June 2021 20:22 (three months ago) link

I don't think it would be a bad idea to give Vlad a night off. He had that phenomenal series in Fenway, almost had a couple of 0-fers against the Yankees. He's played every game.

clemenza, Friday, 18 June 2021 23:54 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Manoah looked amazing tonight. Had a no hitter go into the 6th… wound up pitching 7 shutout innings with 10 strikeouts!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 3 July 2021 01:31 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I wonder if I have a hope in hell of seeing a game.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 17 July 2021 02:53 (two months ago) link

TOR-TEX runs in the series: 25-2. Can we always play Texas?

francisF, Monday, 19 July 2021 01:49 (one month ago) link

I wonder what the series record is since the bat-flip...will look that up.

clemenza, Monday, 19 July 2021 18:20 (one month ago) link

Overall: 21-14 for Toronto (18-14, + 3-0 playoff sweep).

clemenza, Monday, 19 July 2021 18:26 (one month ago) link

rough inning

mookieproof, Monday, 19 July 2021 23:41 (one month ago) link

Do the Jays normally play a three-game series' with a different uniform style in each game? Against the Mets they wore the grays, the powder blues, and then the dark blues in succession.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 25 July 2021 21:27 (one month ago) link

I’m honestly not sure how it’s decided.

on some teams at some times it's supposedly the starting pitcher's choice (assuming a certain veteran prominence)?

in general i suspect it has more to do with the marketing department? as wedded to routine/comfort as players are, i'll bet the whole thing drives them fucking nuts a la chris sale. i can't blame them

mookieproof, Sunday, 25 July 2021 23:25 (one month ago) link

That would make sense. I heard Ryu loves the powder blues.

attn clemenza: https://sportsstories.substack.com/p/the-king-and-his-court

mookieproof, Tuesday, 27 July 2021 16:17 (one month ago) link

Thanks, I'll read that. I think I mentioned that I saw him give an exhibition once--very hazy memory, but I'm pretty sure.

clemenza, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 13:27 (one month ago) link

Jays just traded Adams (totally expendable) for Brad Hand.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 29 July 2021 16:39 (one month ago) link

So that series vs Boston was epic.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 8 August 2021 22:59 (one month ago) link

yeah.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 9 August 2021 10:42 (one month ago) link

I can’t watch this team anymore. They can’t score runs when it matters and the pen can’t hold a lead.
These guys are killing me.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 21 August 2021 03:23 (four weeks ago) link

well they did just shut out the Rangers but yeah the pattern is pretty bad. beat up on bad teams, choke against good ones.

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 21 August 2021 08:39 (four weeks ago) link

They manage to make AAAA pitchers look like Nolan Ryan far too often for my liking as well. Having one massive 12 run game every two weeks isn’t going to get it done

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 21 August 2021 22:53 (four weeks ago) link

lol sorry wrong thread!! xpost

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 21 August 2021 23:35 (four weeks ago) link

basically all your comments about the jays apply 100% to the sox

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 21 August 2021 23:36 (four weeks ago) link

variety: red

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 21 August 2021 23:36 (four weeks ago) link

Ya, I thought you were just confused about the team (Tex vs Det)

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 22 August 2021 03:05 (three weeks ago) link

Tho, I’d rather have the Red Sox problems right now.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 22 August 2021 03:06 (three weeks ago) link

would you really though

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 22 August 2021 10:41 (three weeks ago) link

Did you see what happened today?! Yes.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 23 August 2021 05:29 (three weeks ago) link

Pretty cool six-run comeback w/2 outs in the 8th, and then another comeback in the ninth.

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 4 September 2021 03:07 (two weeks ago) link

I had the game going in the background while a (non-baseball fan) neighbour was over and he was 100% invested by the 9th. It was fun.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 4 September 2021 14:48 (two weeks ago) link

So this is a weird fucking play. Can’t say I’ve ever seen a pitcher throw a body check before. I don’t want to say it was intentional - but I have no idea why he went straight into him like that

https://www.reddit.com/r/Torontobluejays/comments/plskn8/game_thread_september_10_toronto_blue_jays_7762/"> https://www.reddit.com/r/Torontobluejays/comments/plskn8/game_thread_september_10_toronto_blue_jays_7762/

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 11 September 2021 01:21 (one week ago) link

Most animated jumping-around on that Springer HR was from Gurriel, who evidently knew how terrible that bit of baserunning was.

clemenza, Saturday, 11 September 2021 23:38 (one week ago) link

I was with the kids and missed the game, but had written it off as a loss last time I checked the score, I guess, prematurely!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 12 September 2021 00:08 (six days ago) link

This has to be the weirdest, liveliest Blue Jay doubleheader ever.

clemenza, Sunday, 12 September 2021 03:03 (six days ago) link

It was an insane 14 innings for sure.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 12 September 2021 15:59 (six days ago) link

Especially that last inning!!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 12 September 2021 16:00 (six days ago) link

Gurriel and Teoscar are going crazy.

clemenza, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 01:01 (four days ago) link

Manoah's stuff looks insane right now too.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 01:13 (four days ago) link

Are you watching? I was in the next room, so I may not have heard him exactly, but I swear Pat Tabler complimented the Jays on their small-ball play recently (not being ironic, either).

clemenza, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 01:42 (four days ago) link

team is running amok

if only the yanks had lost today, alas

mookieproof, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 01:58 (four days ago) link

Boston losing rn!

to Clem: i have gotten very good at tuning out Tabler.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 02:57 (four days ago) link

this HR is nuts

Vladdy Jr. is the 3rd player 22 or younger to hit 45 HR through 143 games in a season (Mathews, DiMaggio). pic.twitter.com/3o3NLqKCw0

— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) September 14, 2021

frogbs, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 03:03 (four days ago) link

That thing was a laser

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 03:30 (four days ago) link

15 degrees

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 04:39 (four days ago) link

Another quality cy young caliber performance today.
1 run through 7 with 13 Ks!!!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 22:53 (three days ago) link


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