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Surmising the Blue Jays Playoff Roster

pompeyWith the Blue Jays about to clinch the AL East division any game now, and possibly today in Baltimore, I’ve begun to think about who might make their playoff roster. The starting nine of Revere, Donaldson, Bautista, Encarnacion, hopefully Tulowitzki (he may actually return this series in Baltimore), Smoak,  Martin, Pillar, and Goins should be joined by a starting rotation of Price, Dickey, Stroman and then Estrada (5th overall in the AL in ERA; 2.78 ERA in 2nd half which is tied with Verlander for 2nd best for any starter having pitched greater than 80 innings) when you need a Game 4 starter.  Continue reading→

Marco Estrada: Starter or Reliever?

marco estrada (2)Having dealt their fifth starter last year in J.A. Happ, the Blue Jays currently have an opening at the back of their rotation. While some people want stud prospect Aaron Sanchez to take that spot, or a free agent signee like Ryan Vogelsong or maybe even Chris Young, Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi still thinks there’s a chance Marco Estrada may end up as the fifth starter depending on what happens with Sanchez.

By using shear logic, Estrada shouldn’t be anywhere near a pitchers mound to start a game as evidenced by… Continue reading→