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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months ago) link

Why the fuck would you do that to a dog

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 03:46 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months ago) link

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

na (NA), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 14:11 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months ago) link

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

clemenza, Thursday, 28 March 2019 03:28 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months ago) link

Bichette?

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

pillar to the giants

mookieproof, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 16:01 (three months ago) link

You're next, Stroman.

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

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

clemenza, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 11:57 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months ago) link

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

mookieproof, Thursday, 4 April 2019 21:36 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months ago) link

Outshined by Cavan Biggio!

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

matty shoes for cy young

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 03:04 (three months ago) link

bo bichette, broken hand

mookieproof, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 16:04 (three months 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 (three months ago) link

Happy Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Day! @BlueJays

— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) April 26, 2019

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

clem wins: he's batting fifth

mookieproof, Friday, 26 April 2019 19:54 (two months ago) link

I’m not sure I’ve ever heard the crowd clap at the end of batting practice before.

— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) April 26, 2019

mookieproof, Friday, 26 April 2019 21:00 (two months ago) link

If he wasn't cool enough already, Vlad Jr.'s walkup song is Old Town Road 😎🤠https://t.co/0bwNdxtAut

— SI MLB (@si_mlb) April 26, 2019

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 26 April 2019 23:57 (two months ago) link

why isn't mlb.tv's boxscore working, and what did he do first PA?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 26 April 2019 23:58 (two months ago) link

I haven't heard "Old Town Road"

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 26 April 2019 23:58 (two months ago) link

Grounded out to 1B

The Mod Who Banned Liberty Valance (WmC), Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:02 (two months ago) link

ok I saw that one

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:12 (two months ago) link

I don't get all the fuss about Vlad Jr when there's a guy named Rowdy Tellez on the team.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:51 (two months ago) link

rowdy rulez

mookieproof, Saturday, 27 April 2019 01:17 (two months ago) link

I cannot stop calling him Rowdy Roddy Tellez.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 27 April 2019 03:09 (two months ago) link

Anyways. That game was awesome.
I had a capsule before going in and the experience was kinda surreal.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 27 April 2019 03:12 (two months ago) link

<3

mookieproof, Saturday, 27 April 2019 03:41 (two months ago) link

Got to see his first AB in a bar; I had already bought tickets weeks ago to a documentary on a band whose contribution to history was such thought-provoking songs as "My Erection Is Over."

clemenza, Saturday, 27 April 2019 03:51 (two months ago) link

That sounds worthwhile tbh

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 27 April 2019 04:04 (two months ago) link

with a 'capsule'

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 27 April 2019 05:18 (two months ago) link

just woke up to look at the box. you gotta be kiddin me

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 27 April 2019 09:24 (two months ago) link

The mega hype for Vlad's debut is one thing in "favour", maybe, of service time manipulation. There's no way it gets this much attention if they had brought him up for a few weeks last season. One then might even argue that delaying his debut raises his profile and therefore his marketability and future income, but I don't think I'd go that far.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Saturday, 27 April 2019 09:37 (two months ago) link

Hey, look at us, scoring runs.

clemenza, Thursday, 9 May 2019 02:22 (two months ago) link

/s ?!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 9 May 2019 03:27 (two months ago) link

Thought this revive would be about Vladisaur Jr getting benched tbqh

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 9 May 2019 04:25 (two months ago) link

He's sat for at least two games, maybe three. Which probably would've been the case even if he were hitting. Which he's not. Cliché, but he's almost certainly pressing.

clemenza, Thursday, 9 May 2019 04:45 (two months ago) link

stroman doesn't seem like the kind of guy who can go 1-6 with a 3.12 ERA without publicly ripping his offense/bullpen for long

mookieproof, Sunday, 12 May 2019 05:03 (two months ago) link

he has arrived. two home runs tonight.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 03:54 (two months ago) link

Great (though I wish they'd given him the traditional silent treatment on #1--I always love that). Maybe he needed a little space: late game on the coast, virtually the entire city focused on the Raptors.

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 12:41 (two months ago) link

jays fans seem v. perturbed that vladdy did not start this holiday home game

mookieproof, Monday, 20 May 2019 19:06 (two months ago) link

I don't blame them.

(I say "them" because I'm a Raptors guy now.)

clemenza, Monday, 20 May 2019 21:50 (two months ago) link

Cavan Biggio up

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 24 May 2019 19:36 (one month ago) link

just in time for the raptors game tomorrow night

mookieproof, Friday, 24 May 2019 19:54 (one month ago) link

btw mississauga's own josh naylor will also be making his debut tonight in toronto (for the padres)

mookieproof, Friday, 24 May 2019 20:10 (one month ago) link

Friend and teammate of Darren Shred, I think--has evidently made out much better.

clemenza, Friday, 24 May 2019 23:27 (one month ago) link

I've been paying zero attention to the Jays this year during the Raptors run (to baseball in general, really), so I wasn't aware of just how bad the team's offense was in terms of BA. They were talking about it on McCown's show today. They were hitting .218 going into tonight's game...Lowest team average in AL history were the White Sox in 1910, .212. The Yankees hit .214 in 1968.

clemenza, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 04:33 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

I like Rowdy Tellez--great name, and he's certainly more fun than Justin Smoak. He may be one of the six thousand guys who hit 30 HR this year. Unless he conjures up some plate discipline, though (17 walks in his first ~300 AB)--which doesn't usually materialize at age 24--he's really just a younger Kendrys Morales, but worse.

clemenza, Sunday, 23 June 2019 13:08 (one month ago) link

ya, Rowdy's power is fun, but man his avg/obp is horrid.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 23 June 2019 16:51 (one month ago) link

2/3 in Boston - not bad!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 23 June 2019 21:18 (one month ago) link

I've made it pretty clear I'm not the world's biggest Marcus Stroman fan, but hilarious that Eckersley was complaining the other day about his theatrics...Eckersley! The guy who used to do all that gunslinger schtick in the late '80s. I haven't seen it, but Stroman supposedly tweeted the image of Alomar after his ALCS home run in response--nice!

clemenza, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 12:15 (four weeks ago) link

I am fucking loving this Biggio kid.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 30 June 2019 16:29 (three weeks ago) link

How long do they keep throwing Sanchez out there? He's either hurt or he's terrible.

clemenza, Sunday, 30 June 2019 18:53 (three weeks ago) link

They don’t really have many options. Maybe when Borucki (sp?) comes back they can move someone to the pen... but we have SRF starting and Law being used as an opener. Bad options all around.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 30 June 2019 22:27 (three weeks ago) link

Was down at the game last night.

2-0 Boston after two pitches.
4-0 after one inning.
We left in the 8th, down 10-3.
Missed Vlad's two-run double in the 9th.

Money well spent!

clemenza, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 12:08 (two weeks ago) link

hahaha oh man

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 12:08 (two weeks ago) link

fwiw i went to the bos-nyy game Sunday. bos hit three home runs in the first. ended up losing by four. "daddy this is boring." well, fuck everything.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 12:09 (two weeks ago) link

On the bright side: Devers was awesome, I'm always happy to see Price win (23-3 lifetime against the Jays now), and it was $1 hot dog day.

clemenza, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 12:30 (two weeks ago) link

And I've got to say: Joe Biagini did something that really makes you wonder about the guy. He's pitching in the 8th, they're down 8-3, he gets two quick outs, then walks Betts on four pitches, a couple of which looked borderline. Why in the world is he nibbling in that situation? Jesus, throw the ball underhand, but throw strikes. So of course Devers comes up and hits a HR.

clemenza, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 12:34 (two weeks ago) link

Home run was off underhand pitch.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 13:22 (two weeks ago) link


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