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Clay Buchholz

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  • @BlueJays • 3h

    Fansided: Blue Jays: Top 2018 Drafted Positional Players

    The Blue Jays also have some top-end positional prospects climbing through the ranks and two of the main ones were drafted in the 2018 Draft.

    In this article, I will look at which positional players are standing out from the rest from the 2018 draft year.

    Jordan Groshans (1st Round Pick)
    The Blue Jays used their 12th overall pick to select Jordan Groshans out of high school. It was a disappointing 2019 season for Groshans, but only because of injury. Groshans started the year as a 19-year-old playing for the Lansing Lugnuts in "A" Ball.

    The Blue Jays also have some top-end positional prospects climbing through the ranks and two of the main ones were drafted in the 2018 Draft.

    In this article, I will look at which positional players are standing out from the rest from the 2018 draft year.

    Jordan Groshans (1st Round Pick)
    The Blue Jays used their 12th overall pick to select Jordan Groshans out of high school. It was a disappointing 2019 season for Groshans, but only because of injury. Groshans started the year as a 19-year-old playing for the Lansing Lugnuts in "A" Ball.

  • @BlueJays • 1d

    Fansided: Blue Jays: Matt Shoemaker tosses successful bullpen session

    Matt Shoemaker suffered a torn ACL near the end of April and missed the majority of the Blue Jays 2019 campaign as a result of the injury. The 33-year old was impressive in his five starts prior to the injury posting a 3-0 record with a 1.57 earned run average over 28.2 innings of work.

    Shoemaker has a final year of arbitration eligibility before hitting the open market in 2021. MLB Trade Rumors has projected that the hurler will earn $3.8 million next season. With the Blue Jays current need for starting pitching, it would seem more than likely the brain trust will keep Shoemaker in the fold for next season.

    Matt Shoemaker suffered a torn ACL near the end of April and missed the majority of the Blue Jays 2019 campaign as a result of the injury. The 33-year old was impressive in his five starts prior to the injury posting a 3-0 record with a 1.57 earned run average over 28.2 innings of work.

    Shoemaker has a final year of arbitration eligibility before hitting the open market in 2021. MLB Trade Rumors has projected that the hurler will earn $3.8 million next season. With the Blue Jays current need for starting pitching, it would seem more than likely the brain trust will keep Shoemaker in the fold for next season.

  • @BlueJays • 1d

    Fansided: Blue Jays: Why extensions for their young stars may have to wait

    As the Blue Jays approach the off-season with a fairly lengthy checklist of things to accomplish, there are a variety of ways that Ross Atkins and the rest of the front office could go.

    There are questions that will need to be answered about the 40-man roster, spots in the starting rotation that need filling, and maybe a few finishing touches to the lineup like a centre fielder, or maybe a first base/DH type. Most of the work will come through the free agent market and trade markets, but I wouldn't rule out the idea that some of the most important work could come with some players that are already on the roster.

    As the Blue Jays approach the off-season with a fairly lengthy checklist of things to accomplish, there are a variety of ways that Ross Atkins and the rest of the front office could go.

    There are questions that will need to be answered about the 40-man roster, spots in the starting rotation that need filling, and maybe a few finishing touches to the lineup like a centre fielder, or maybe a first base/DH type. Most of the work will come through the free agent market and trade markets, but I wouldn't rule out the idea that some of the most important work could come with some players that are already on the roster.

  • @BlueJays • 3d

    ESPN.com: Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes exits game vs. Broncos with knee injury

    DENVER -- Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was ruled out of Thursday night's game against the Denver Broncos after suffering a right knee injury in the second quarter.

    Mahomes was injured on a quarterback sneak on fourth down with just over nine minutes remaining in the first half. As medical staff attended to him on the field, it appeared Mahomes' knee was straightened and popped back into place.

    A cart came on to the field, apparently to take Mahomes from the field. He was instead helped off the field by a couple of trainers.

    DENVER -- Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was ruled out of Thursday night's game against the Denver Broncos after suffering a right knee injury in the second quarter.

    Mahomes was injured on a quarterback sneak on fourth down with just over nine minutes remaining in the first half. As medical staff attended to him on the field, it appeared Mahomes' knee was straightened and popped back into place.

    A cart came on to the field, apparently to take Mahomes from the field. He was instead helped off the field by a couple of trainers.

  • @BlueJays • 3d

    Fansided: Blue Jays: Julian Merryweather finally takes a step in the right direction

    Some folks believe that the Blue Jays sold damaged goods to the Cleveland Indians when they traded Josh Donaldson before the August 30th deadline in 2018, but I don't think it was a secret that Donaldson had been battling health problems. It also wasn't a secret that the returning player, Julian Merryweather, had health issues of his own, having been under the knife for a Tommy John surgery prior to the trade.

    However, if there either party was "damaged goods" it might have been Merryweather, who has really struggled to get healthy after his elbow surgery in March of last year.

    Some folks believe that the Blue Jays sold damaged goods to the Cleveland Indians when they traded Josh Donaldson before the August 30th deadline in 2018, but I don't think it was a secret that Donaldson had been battling health problems. It also wasn't a secret that the returning player, Julian Merryweather, had health issues of his own, having been under the knife for a Tommy John surgery prior to the trade.

    However, if there either party was "damaged goods" it might have been Merryweather, who has really struggled to get healthy after his elbow surgery in March of last year.

  • @BlueJays • 3d

    Fansided: Blue Jays: Daniel Hudson has been worth more than bargained or paid for

    We're down to just three teams left in the MLB postseason, and soon either the Astros or Yankees will advance from the ALCS to meet the Washington Nationals in the World Series. The latter stamped their ticket to the Fall classic with an NLCS sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals, and now they wait for their opponent.

    The Nationals have gotten this far because of a number of key contributors, but one of the unsung heroes has been former Blue Jay, Daniel Hudson. The right-hander was acquired by Washington back in July and he was a quiet pickup that has made a world of difference in their thin bullpen.

    We're down to just three teams left in the MLB postseason, and soon either the Astros or Yankees will advance from the ALCS to meet the Washington Nationals in the World Series. The latter stamped their ticket to the Fall classic with an NLCS sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals, and now they wait for their opponent.

    The Nationals have gotten this far because of a number of key contributors, but one of the unsung heroes has been former Blue Jay, Daniel Hudson. The right-hander was acquired by Washington back in July and he was a quiet pickup that has made a world of difference in their thin bullpen.

  • @BlueJays • 4d

    Fansided: Blue Jays: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. named to BA's All-Rookie Team

    There are some folks who view Vladimir Guerrero Jr's rookie season as a bit of a disappointment, but that's all just a matter of perspective. In the grand scheme of things, it's amazing that a 20 year old can keep up in the big leagues, let alone produce 2.1 bWAR over the course of 123 games.

    Maybe he didn't dominate the league like some people expected he might, but he was still one of the best rookies at the highest level this year. If you need proof of that statement, Baseball America released their "All-Rookie" team, and the Blue Jays' talented slugger was listed as the third baseman for the American League.

    There are some folks who view Vladimir Guerrero Jr's rookie season as a bit of a disappointment, but that's all just a matter of perspective. In the grand scheme of things, it's amazing that a 20 year old can keep up in the big leagues, let alone produce 2.1 bWAR over the course of 123 games.

    Maybe he didn't dominate the league like some people expected he might, but he was still one of the best rookies at the highest level this year. If you need proof of that statement, Baseball America released their "All-Rookie" team, and the Blue Jays' talented slugger was listed as the third baseman for the American League.

  • @BlueJays • 4d

    Fansided: Blue Jays: What can be learned from each of the final four

    Any time I'm watching the MLB postseason, one of the things that interests me the most is figuring what sets the best teams apart from the rest of the league. Sometimes it's obvious with a team like the Houston Astros that employs a super-rotation, but other times we're left scratching our heads with a team built to win like the Dodgers, who are already sitting at home.

    When I look at the final four teams (well, three now that the Cardinals have been disposed of in a four-game sweep by the Nationals), I think there are lessons that the Blue Jays' front office can take away from each team.

    Any time I'm watching the MLB postseason, one of the things that interests me the most is figuring what sets the best teams apart from the rest of the league. Sometimes it's obvious with a team like the Houston Astros that employs a super-rotation, but other times we're left scratching our heads with a team built to win like the Dodgers, who are already sitting at home.

    When I look at the final four teams (well, three now that the Cardinals have been disposed of in a four-game sweep by the Nationals), I think there are lessons that the Blue Jays' front office can take away from each team.

  • @BlueJays • 4d

    Fansided: Blue Jays: The proof is in the postseason pudding

    The Washington Nationals just punched their ticket to the World Series by sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals in four games. The Nationals were carried by starting pitchers Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin who set the tone for the series. The Washington trio of electric arms cost $93.3 million in salary this past season.

    The Houston Astros possess one of the best starting pitching trios in recent memory with the likes of Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Zack Greinke. The devastating trifecta came with a combined $76 million dollar price tag in 2019.

    The Washington Nationals just punched their ticket to the World Series by sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals in four games. The Nationals were carried by starting pitchers Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin who set the tone for the series. The Washington trio of electric arms cost $93.3 million in salary this past season.

    The Houston Astros possess one of the best starting pitching trios in recent memory with the likes of Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Zack Greinke. The devastating trifecta came with a combined $76 million dollar price tag in 2019.

  • @BlueJays • 5d

    Fansided: Blue Jays: Top 2018 Draft Pitchers

    Of the 40 rounds in the draft class, the Blue Jays drafted 23 pitchers and signed all but four of them. One pitcher they did not sign was Parker Caracci, but the Blue Jays drafted and signed out of the 2019 draft, so we won't speak about him in this article. Out of the 19 pitchers they did sign, 33rd Round Draft Pick Matt Harris retired after five appearances in Rookie Ball in 2018. Here are the pitchers that are excelling:

    Adam Kloffenstein (3rd Round Pick)
    If you don't know who Adam Kloffenstein is you need to.

    Of the 40 rounds in the draft class, the Blue Jays drafted 23 pitchers and signed all but four of them. One pitcher they did not sign was Parker Caracci, but the Blue Jays drafted and signed out of the 2019 draft, so we won't speak about him in this article. Out of the 19 pitchers they did sign, 33rd Round Draft Pick Matt Harris retired after five appearances in Rookie Ball in 2018. Here are the pitchers that are excelling:

    Adam Kloffenstein (3rd Round Pick)
    If you don't know who Adam Kloffenstein is you need to.

  • @BlueJays • 5d

    Fansided: Blue Jays turned down a Josh Donaldson for Jack Flaherty deal. D'oh!

    The Atlanta Braves were surprisingly eliminated by the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of their ALDS series last night. With the loss, former Blue Jays like Josh Donaldson and GM Alex Anthopoulos now enter the offseason pondering what could have been, and also what to do next, especially as Donaldson will hit the free agent market again.

    Watching the Cardinals hand the Braves the loss reminded me of a rumour from last off-season, and when I looked at Twitter last night I found out I wasn't the only one thinking about what could have been.

    The Atlanta Braves were surprisingly eliminated by the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of their ALDS series last night. With the loss, former Blue Jays like Josh Donaldson and GM Alex Anthopoulos now enter the offseason pondering what could have been, and also what to do next, especially as Donaldson will hit the free agent market again.

    Watching the Cardinals hand the Braves the loss reminded me of a rumour from last off-season, and when I looked at Twitter last night I found out I wasn't the only one thinking about what could have been.

  • @BlueJays • 5d

    Fansided: Blue Jays: With no draft pick compensation, keep an eye on Keuchel

    For Blue Jays fans tuning in to watch baseball last night, we watched former Blue Jays like Josh Donaldson of the Atlanta Braves and Russell Martin of the L.A. Dodgers have their teams get eliminated from the postseason.

    Donaldson will be among the many talented players to hit the free agent market again this winter, and joining him will be teammate Dallas Keuchel, who signed with Atlanta in June and made just 19 starts in 2019. The reason for that? He had to wait out the free agent market, as he didn't get the multi-year deal he was hoping for.

    For Blue Jays fans tuning in to watch baseball last night, we watched former Blue Jays like Josh Donaldson of the Atlanta Braves and Russell Martin of the L.A. Dodgers have their teams get eliminated from the postseason.

    Donaldson will be among the many talented players to hit the free agent market again this winter, and joining him will be teammate Dallas Keuchel, who signed with Atlanta in June and made just 19 starts in 2019. The reason for that? He had to wait out the free agent market, as he didn't get the multi-year deal he was hoping for.

  • @BlueJays • 5d

    Fansided: Blue Jays: Jose Bautista vs. Carlos Correa- Home run celebrations

    Baseball is evolving at a pretty rapid pace, from everything to an increased focus on analytics, pitchers throwing harder than ever, and home runs flying out of ballparks at a record pace. It's a pretty traditional game, but things are evolving just as pretty much anything will eventually.

    Part of that evolution is in the attitude of baseball fans, especially when it comes to some of the "unwritten" rules of baseball. Tradition and respect will always be important between the lines, and that will never go away for "America's past time", but I noticed a big difference over the weekend from even just a few years ago.

    Baseball is evolving at a pretty rapid pace, from everything to an increased focus on analytics, pitchers throwing harder than ever, and home runs flying out of ballparks at a record pace. It's a pretty traditional game, but things are evolving just as pretty much anything will eventually.

    Part of that evolution is in the attitude of baseball fans, especially when it comes to some of the "unwritten" rules of baseball. Tradition and respect will always be important between the lines, and that will never go away for "America's past time", but I noticed a big difference over the weekend from even just a few years ago.

  • @BlueJays • 5d

    Fansided: Blue Jays put fingerprint on American League Championship Series

    The Houston Astros tied the ALCS at one game apiece on Sunday night versus the New York Yankees. The contest definitely had a Blue Jays feel to it as a number of former players played integral roles in the outcome of the game.

    The Astros walked it off in dramatic fashion in the 11th inning when Carlos Correa took former Jays hurler J.A. Happ yard over the right-field fence. Happ was the ninth Yankees pitcher of the evening when he came into the contest. The 36-year old has been relegated to bullpen duties following a disappointing season.

    The Houston Astros tied the ALCS at one game apiece on Sunday night versus the New York Yankees. The contest definitely had a Blue Jays feel to it as a number of former players played integral roles in the outcome of the game.

    The Astros walked it off in dramatic fashion in the 11th inning when Carlos Correa took former Jays hurler J.A. Happ yard over the right-field fence. Happ was the ninth Yankees pitcher of the evening when he came into the contest. The 36-year old has been relegated to bullpen duties following a disappointing season.

  • @BlueJays • 6d

    Fansided: Blue Jays All-Star team over the last decade (2010-2019)

    I saw an inspirational post the other day that said, "you have less than three months left in this decade. Make 'em count". Since I can't remember setting any specific goals for the 2010's, let's just say I've already accomplished them and say we're good here.

    However, it did get me thinking about how much my life has changed over the last decade, and that inevitably got me thinking about baseball, and then, how much things have changed for my beloved Toronto Blue Jays. The last ten years have brought futility in the early years, the end of a playoff drought in the middle, and the start of a new rebuild to finish off the decade.

    I saw an inspirational post the other day that said, "you have less than three months left in this decade. Make 'em count". Since I can't remember setting any specific goals for the 2010's, let's just say I've already accomplished them and say we're good here.

    However, it did get me thinking about how much my life has changed over the last decade, and that inevitably got me thinking about baseball, and then, how much things have changed for my beloved Toronto Blue Jays. The last ten years have brought futility in the early years, the end of a playoff drought in the middle, and the start of a new rebuild to finish off the decade.

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