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Chavez Young got things started by homering in the first at-bat of the Buffalo game. Nick Podkul liked that so he homered twice. That's a win for the Bisons. New Hampshire went to the bottom of the ninth tied thanks to an eighth inning home run by Zach Britton. John Aiello liked that so he walked it off with along ball in the bottom of the ninth. Vancouver played two. Game one went to ten innings and Vancouver got the walk-off win. Jommer Hernandez hit a three run home run in the sixth in game two to help the C's sweep the doubleheader. Dunedin also played two and split. Gabriel Martinez hit his eleventh homer and hit four balls at 94.5 mph or higher.
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Hitters are streaky. Your favourite slugger seems to go 3-for-5 with a double and a home run every game for a week, and then they'll go hitless for three straight games. This is normal: there are peaks and valleys to everybody's production. What separates a hitter like Mike Trout from a hitter like Santiago Espinal is how cold "cold" gets.
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Now that the wheeling and dealing is done, here's an overdue thread for the post-mortem. Because you're still talking, and the original now stands at more than 300 comments, which is pretty Unwieldy.
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Here we go!
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Damiano Palmegiani hit a grand slam enough to give Vancouver a six game series sweep of Hillsboro. Speaking of sweeps Dunedin swept a doubleheader from St Lucie. Rainer Nunez and Gabriel Martinez had four hits each in game one. Dasan Brown was key in game two. Nine bases for Nunez. Buffalo and New Hampshire lost through their bullpens.
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Given the recent bad starts I got to thinking about what is a reverse of the Quality Start? I'd call it Uncompetitive Starts.
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Strategy evolves, surely. But I have a passing thought on evolution itself.
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Yeah, this is months late, but many lists didn't come out until very late, then I held off due to games every day. With a day off I finally put this together.
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I can't even dignify this under the Windy Baseball Lore classification. It's just an off-day time waster, because a fresh thread is badly required.
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In a recent thread I dug into the fun way Collins (and Hernandez) ended up here - started with a 15th round pick in 2009. But what about the rest of the roster? We always talk about how important the draft is but how did we get this lineup?
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So we know the Jays roster now (depending on last second trades of course). Past time for a new general thread and this is as good an excuse for one as any.
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Well, it seems the Jays have settled everything on the payroll front...for now with all arbitration eligible players settled.
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So how will our lineup do this year vs last? Lets dig into ZiPS (publicly available) projections to get an idea.
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Do we need a new thread?

Oh, I think we do.
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Just announced that an agreement has been reached. Hooray!

Opening Day will be April 7, the 45th anniversary of the Blue Jays first-ever game.
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