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Dedicated Bauxite poster Richard Stewart Spackman (known as Richard S.S.) passed away at the age of 65 April 25, 2019 in Lethbridge, Alberta due to ALS. He will be missed.

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The Jays have released their 60 (58) man roster for Summer Training. 30 will make the big team, 30 will be playing with each other for the season. Hmm...gotta find a better way of saying that.
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The two sides are getting closer and closer to a deal - I think we will get some baseball this year after all.
EDIT: We have a season! The league has issued an announcement stating that the owners unanimously agreed to launch the campaign after further negotiations with the players failed to result in a new deal.
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With the first ever 5 round draft done I've been wondering how effective are those later rounds that cost MLB a lot every year. Are those rounds really useful?
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The 2020 MLB draft concludes tonight with rounds two through five. You can watch here or check out the draft tracker here. #BlueJays


Vanderbilt infielder/outfielder Austin Martin was taken by the Toronto Blue Jays with the fifth overall pick of the 2020 draft Wednesday.


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Round 1 of the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft is tonight. Detroit has taken Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson with the first overall pick and Arkansas outfielder Heston Kjerstad goes to Baltimore with the second pick. Miami selected right-hander Max Meyer from Minnesota at number three and Kansas City grabbed Texas A&M lefty Asa Lacy. Vanderbilt shortstop/outfielder Austin Martin—predicted by many to go number two overall—is now a Toronto Blue Jay at pick number five.

You can watch here or check out the draft tracker here.


The Blue Jays selected right-hander Alek Manoah with the 11th pick of the 2019 MLB draft from West Virginia.
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Well, not a ton of stuff but what we do have is big.  Owners and players fighting over compensation for players should MLB get going again.  Also time for anew thread that is purely about what is going on now in baseball, even if it isn't much.
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For fun, we all think about how "if only the Jays had player xyz" so lets have some fun.

If the Jays had somehow pulled Mariano Rivera from the Yankees way back when and used him as the closer what difference would've it made?  Remember, this is the only guy to get into the HOF with a 100% vote total so it should be a big difference.
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For 2020 we have a much shorter draft now - just 5 rounds.
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The BR game finder is free at the moment so I dug in a bit for silly Jay records.
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MLB is doing a 'dream bracket' battle - interesting to see rosters.  I'm sure everyone here has opinions on it.
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Former Toronto Blue Jays All-Star second baseman Damaso Garcia has passed away at the age of 63. #BlueJays

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The Blue Jays legendary outfielder was in Vancouver for the 2020 Vancouver Canadians Hot Stove Luncheon.


Jesse Barfield slugged 241 home runs over a 12-year major league career that began with Toronto in 1981.
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OK, I think we need a thread for just baseball.  We have the Jays GM proposing lots of doubleheaders (7 inning ones) whenever baseball comes back.  Thoughts?
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Now that most sports are down for the count thanks to the virus it is time for the thread dedicated to it
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