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And you may ask yourself,
"Well, how did I get here?"

Cast your mind back, back, back... to one month ago. The 16th of June, to be precise (also known as Bloomsday to Joyceans like myself.)
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The 2024 MLB Draft wraps up today with rounds 11-20 starting at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time from Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. Draft coverage continues at and MLB Network. You can follow the draft right here.

The Blue Jays first pick of the day is the 337th selection.
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Day 2 of the MLB Draft continues today with rounds 3-10 at Cotown Coliseum in Fort Worth at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Draft coverage continues on MLB Network and You can follow the draft right here.

The Blue Jays first pick of the day will come in the third round with the 95th overall selection. Their fourth-round selection is at 125 and they get a competitve ballance pick at 156 due to Matt Chapman signing as a free agent with San Francisco.
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Dunedin won a couple of games this week with just three hits. Buffalo went one better, winning with just two hits. A Damiano Palmegiani home run was enough in a 1-0 game. Vancouver's bats were working well as they had 16 hits in their win. New Hampshire lost and were swept for the week. Arjun Nimmala homered again but Dunedin also lost.
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The 2024 MLB Draft will begin at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time with the first two rounds and will be held at Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. It can be seen on MLB Network, MLB.TV, and the MLB App. You can follow the draft right here.

Day 2 of the draft with rounds 3-10 and Day 3 with rounds 11-20 are set for 2:00 p.m. ET on Monday and Tuesday respectively.

The Toronto Blue Jays have the 20th overall pick for the second straight year and have a second-round selection at 59. Their bonus pool is $8,987,000.
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Vancouver were the only winners on Saturday. Robert Brooks hit a three run home run while Rafael Sanchez struck out nine.
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Dunedin won on Thursday despite having just three hits in the game. So they decided to do it again on Friday. Three hits is the new guaranteed win night. Unfortunately that was the only positive as the other three teams lost again in a complete repeat of Thursday.
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A gardener told me some plants move
But I could not believe it
Til me and Hannah Hunt saw
Crawling vines and weeping willows
As we made our way from Providence to Phoenix

The Blue Jays pay a call on the defending National League champs, and catch up with a few old friends as we head into the All-Star Break.
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The 2024 draft begins at 7pm on Sunday. The Jays first pick is at number 20. This has been described as one of the weakest drafts in recent years especially at the high school level. There is no solid indication as to who the Jays might pick, there will be a lot of moving parts before the Jays get to make their first pick.
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Dunedin had just three hits but they scored four runs and won the game. Arjun Nimmala homered again. Buffalo, New Hampshire and Vancouver lost. Buffalo had six hits while New Hampshire and Vancouver four each. That totals 17 hits between four teams.

It hasn't been a good start to the second half at the top of the system. The major league club has sucked players out for sure but even so it looks ugly. The Bisons are 4-11 while New Hampshire are 3-10. Vancouver did start the second half with a big winning streak and are at 14-4. Dunedin have been playing the better recently and their record is 10-7. At the bottom of the system the FCL Jays are 10-37, the DSL team is 14-11.

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Lehigh Valley 12 Buffalo 5

Binghamton 8 New Hampshire 5

Vancouver 9 Eugene 4

Tampa 9 Dunedin 8

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The Blue Jays were three-up, two-down in the win-loss column on Tuesday. The Dominican Jays did not play because of lightning.
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We're trying hard to make this whole thing blend
As we sit upon this jagged storey block,
with you my friend

San Francisco, for the first time in five years.
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On a boring 'no game day' and with the season looking like a lost one (odds of playoffs at 2.5% as I type), let's look at what the Jays future needs are and when, with who is next in line for each position.
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Alan Roden hit a grand slam for Buffalo but it wasn't enough as Buffalo lost in extra innings. New Hampshire almost played extra innings but they scored the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Vancouver scored their winning run in the eighth. The Dunedin game ended early after Yeuni Munoz suffered an injury and had to be carried off the field. In total three wins for the affiliates.
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