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This is a big one. Who is in the rotation in 2022? We know 3 almost for certain in Berrios, Ryu, and Manoah. But who will be the other 2?
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On July 30, Jorge Soler was hitting .192/.288/.370 for the fourth place Kansas City Royals, 15 games off the division lead. Today he's the World Series MVP. Youneverknow.
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So, given we know the Jays have had issues at Third Base this year (to put it nicely) what are the options for an upgrade?
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It's come to this, has it?
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This is going to be a big discussion with the Jays looking to make big trades and/or signings over the next few months in an effort to win now. How risky are prospects? Are top 100 ones safe bets? Top 10? What about the Jays own top 10? Lets check.
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And then there were four.
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One Evil Empire was dispatched by another on Tuesday night, as Boston dismissed the Yankees in a somewhat ho-hum game. And last night the Dodgers got by the Cardinals in a tense, gripping affair that was only decided on the game's final pitch. Which took place four hours and fifteen minutes after the first pitch. It was wonderful, dramatic entertainment if you had the endurance required to stick with it to the end. But now we have an Elite Eight.

The ALDS kicks off this afternoon with the White Sox in Houston, two teams managed by guys even older than me. Cool. The Red Sox and Rays get underway in Tampa Bay later tonight. The Other League gets started on Friday.
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Four famous old franchises - Yankees-Red Sox and Dodgers-Cardinals - will be going in the Wild Card play-ins. Which means that by Thursday, half of these teams will be eliminated from further play.

The people who look at the game's TV rating probably feel like leaping out a high window at that but them's the breaks....
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The last time the Blue Jays played 162 games, they lost 95 of them. This was better.
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The numbers don't decide
your system is a lie
The river running dry
the wings of a butterfly
And you may pour us away like soup
Like we're pretty broken flowers
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The Bisons won, again.

The starting pitcher went five innings, again.

The bullpen threw four shutout innings, again.

Two veterans, Gregory Polanco and Tyler White, had half the Bisons hits, again.

Durham won, again, thereby winning this end of season playoff.

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Buffalo are on a roll, they won their seventh in a row on Friday. This game followed a familiar pattern, the starting pitcher goes five innings, the bullpen then delivers four shutout innings. Meanwhile the veterans on the Bisons roster drive in runs. On Friday Bowden Francis went five shutout innings, the bullpen did give up one run but three shutout innings were enough. And veterans Mallex Smith, Gregory Polanco, Tyler White, Christian Colon and Juan Graterol drove in nine of the 12 runs.
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Welcome to October. The Blue Jays have some important games to play this weekend.
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Mallex Smith just joined the Bisons a week ago and has played in four games since. He broke out today going 3-4 with a double and a home run out of the ninth spot in the order. It helped the Bisons to an 8-5 win. The Bisons jumped out to a 3-0 lead, lost it and trailed 4-3 before rallying for the win.
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In another game that captured the hearts and minds of the Blue Jays faithful, the Buffalo Bisons began their final series of 2021 on a winning note Wednesday to cap off an organizational sweep.
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