Final Spring Weekend

Friday, March 31 2017 @ 01:55 PM EDT

Contributed by: John Northey

Phew, spring is almost over. It is sunny and the snow is almost all gone up here in Thunder Bay. The Jays have Pearce in LF and Smoak at 1B it seems.

Final decisions are backup OF - Carrera and Upton are the ones - Pompey on the roster right now but will be sent down to make room for the backup catcher.

Barney & Goins will both be on the roster it appears as insurance until Travis is 100%.

15 pitchers still in camp (on 40 man roster) 3 will be cut most likely with Bo Schultz on the DL (Tommy John so he will be out until part way into 2018) leaving just 2 cuts to go Glenn Sparkman has a broken thumb so there is another slot. Thus the pen is Joe Biagini, Mike Bolsinger, Jason Grilli, J.P. Howell (L), Aaron Loup (L), Roberto Osuna, Joe Smith, and Ryan Tepera with one of those going down. Unless the Jays go with an 8 man pen and send Goins down.

Rotation is set Estrada, Happ (L), Stroman, Liriano (L), Sanchez. Nicely set up breaking the lefties apart and the sinkerballers apart. Expect a lot of W's for Sanchez thanks to being lined up against the weakest the other teams have early on.