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 think it'd take them advancing to the second round for me to begin to take a sincere interest, but it they were to win today, that'd be a half-step towards that: .550 is at least a legitimate record for a playoff-bound team. So I guess the schedule just lined up perfectly with whatever good 60-game stretch they were going to have during an actual season.

clemenza, Sunday, 27 September 2020 14:40 (seven months ago) link

they oscillate between frustrating to watch and really fun.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 27 September 2020 15:19 (seven months ago) link

i don't like this Shoemaker thing.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 13:05 (seven months ago) link

Ryu & Walker 1-2 makes a lot more sense, especially since they only need 2 wins, and then throw everybody you have into game 3 if you need to
oh well, we'll be in much better shape if they actually pull game one out

francisF, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 20:58 (seven months ago) link

So Shoe did ok. I guess he had really good splits v the Rays and Walker's are terrible.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 30 September 2020 00:30 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

"I did not get to the second training well, and I told myself that this cannot happen again. I was overweight, I said that it couldn't happen again, and I got to work at once."

That's a start.

https://www.thescore.com/mlb/news/2047080

clemenza, Wednesday, 4 November 2020 23:39 (six months ago) link

three months pass...

Vlad has reportedly dropped 40 pounds.

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/mlb/jays-gm-atkins-sees-benefits-of-gurrero-jr-off-season-weight-loss-1.5920904

clemenza, Saturday, 20 February 2021 02:07 (two months ago) link

why do you refuse to say he's in the BEST SHAPE OF HIS LIFE

mookieproof, Saturday, 20 February 2021 03:33 (two months ago) link

As long as he's not still round, any shape will do.

clemenza, Saturday, 20 February 2021 04:00 (two months ago) link

dropping 30-50 lbs before spring training every year can't be good for your health or baseball production

, Saturday, 20 February 2021 04:53 (two months ago) link

Kirk, too, is all aboard the best shape of his life train.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 20 February 2021 05:33 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

bo: fastest to 100 hits in blue jays history

mookieproof, Sunday, 4 April 2021 20:53 (one month ago) link

An unexpected list of names there.

Also Julian Merryweather has looked like a fucking god in the two innings he’s pitched so far.

Matz looked great today. Good start to the season this far!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 00:15 (one month ago) link

Ryu + Scrubs seems like an ineffective game plan, with hindsight

francisF, Saturday, 10 April 2021 00:03 (one month ago) link

Two of the scrubs are there because the starters are injured!

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 10 April 2021 00:39 (one month ago) link

I know, but relying on Pearson as the number 2 guy was my main problem even before he was foreseeably injured. Just frustrated is all

francisF, Saturday, 10 April 2021 02:06 (one month ago) link

Yeah I wish they went for someone like Odorizzi.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 10 April 2021 02:27 (one month ago) link

vlad's off to a nice start eh

mookieproof, Saturday, 10 April 2021 03:26 (one month ago) link

Him and Grich!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 10 April 2021 05:33 (one month ago) link

man, Grich was looking like Pillar in that first Angels game -- couple of huge diving grabs

francisF, Saturday, 10 April 2021 06:05 (one month ago) link

One was because he jumped the wrong direction at first tho.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 10 April 2021 13:45 (one month ago) link

hah i didn't realize that. he personalized it then

francisF, Saturday, 10 April 2021 20:40 (one month ago) link

Well this game was fun. The new kid, Polacios, had himself a night!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 11 April 2021 05:01 (one month ago) link

Walk-off HR for Bo.

clemenza, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 20:11 (one month ago) link

Another fun game to watch. Glad the pen kept it together even tho they e lost three solid arms now and Romano can’t throw strikes.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 23:08 (one month ago) link

Didn't realize Teoscar tested positive the other day.

clemenza, Friday, 16 April 2021 00:35 (one month ago) link

Yup. And they just added three more pitchers to the IL. That’s our closer out, our set up guy, our replacement closer, our replacement set up guy, our long man and also Phelps.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 16 April 2021 01:26 (one month ago) link

Pearson can't come back sooner.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 16 April 2021 01:29 (one month ago) link

He had such a rough time starting last year, I’m not expecting him to be the jays saviour this year either way.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 16 April 2021 02:53 (one month ago) link

Hoping George Spring is real.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 21 April 2021 01:41 (three weeks ago) link

Springer even.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 21 April 2021 01:44 (three weeks ago) link

george springs eternal

, Wednesday, 21 April 2021 01:58 (three weeks ago) link

Grand slam for Vlad off Scherzer.

clemenza, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 00:08 (two weeks ago) link

!

, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 01:45 (two weeks ago) link

i think the kid might've figured something out

, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 01:46 (two weeks ago) link

Youngest to get 3 hr & 7 RBI since 1901, apparently!!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 01:56 (two weeks ago) link

Consider how often I watch the Jays these days, I'm lucky I got to see the first.

clemenza, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 02:18 (two weeks ago) link

wow Alomar. i remember some allegations back in 2009, but nothing came out of it that i knew. then all of the sudden he's banned from baseball and the jays are dropping his banner from the level of excellence. crazy.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 30 April 2021 20:15 (two weeks ago) link

Just read about that. Is he banned or suspended? I've heard so much stuff about Alomar over the years, things that seemed plausible and things that seemed crazy made-up. Sad.

clemenza, Friday, 30 April 2021 20:58 (two weeks ago) link

always curious about what ‘special assistants’ to teams and ‘consultants’ to the league actually do

mookieproof, Friday, 30 April 2021 22:43 (two weeks ago) link

This game right now is ridiculous. 10-0 in the 6th. Kirk has two home runs. So far.

I feel like every game we lose a reliever to the IL.

Not quite on the bandwagon yet--that's me sitting roadside on a lawn chair--but I am starting to keep tabs online. Glad they didn't blow that one.

clemenza, Sunday, 16 May 2021 21:16 (two days ago) link

Next 10 games are against division rivals and then 4 against the team their ties with for the wild card.

It will be nice to not be the only one on here watching the games live. I lost one of my best friends last week and we would text regularly during games.

I didn't realize that--very sorry to hear that. I saw a couple of photos on FB but missed any explanation if there was one.

clemenza, Sunday, 16 May 2021 23:52 (two days ago) link

Thermo I'm very sorry to hear of your loss - I've been watching games. Fun one today (super sloppy on both sides!), I'm on the bandwagon for sure with this bunch (tho I'm still pissed about the lack of veteran starting pitching)

francisF, Monday, 17 May 2021 00:34 (yesterday) link


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