TORONTO – We present some connection to the Toronto Blue Jays as they prepare to open spring training on Thursday in the first mug and rescue training, until the early 1980s when franchising just emerged from the start of expansion.
At that time, former CEO Pat Gillic had already uploaded a horda of young talents who were just starting to leap into big leagues and provided what had become the framework for the most successful season in team history.
Like Dave Stieb, George Bell, Tony Fernandez, Lloyd Moseby, Jesse Barfield, Willie Upshaw, and Jimmy Key took advantage of the variables, and in 1985 they helped land in the first American American League title.
Now President and CEO Mark Shapiro and CEO Ross Atkins want to use the new generation of young talents led by potential superstars Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and other top prospects such as Bo Bichette, Anthony Alford, Cavan Biggio, Nate Pearson and Eric Pardinho. They will have to support a fee that has already begun by young people such as Ryan Borucki, Danny Jansen, Reese McGuire, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Brandon Drury.
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If the well of the talent is deep enough and Blue Jays intelligently expands the base through multiple stores and a free agency, they may quickly return to another opportunity. If not, that could mean the beginning of another era in the wilderness without a playoff.
So, yeah, no big things.
One interesting difference between this and now is that the Blue Jays fans were not before this type of tearown, which happened surprisingly fast after the peak of 2015-16 after a seasonal run.
After the World Series World Championship in 1992-1993, Blue Jays did not recover, they simply hit the wall and their subsequent attempt to redevelop Carlos Delgado, Shawn Green, Alex Gonzalez, Roy Halladay, Chris Carpenter and Kelvim Escobar never succeeded.
J.P. Ricciardi aggressively took over the list after the 2001 season, but had to keep Delgado, who had a non-commercial store clause, and kept himself on Halladay, never slipping on his pins and getting Blue Jays to the top of the concept.
After another window built around Halladay, Vernon Wells, Alex Rios, A.J. Burnett, Aaron Hill and Lyle Overbay never managed to overtake the lead, but Alex Anthopolous once again went to the club after the 2009 season, but never got to the bottom, instead trying to pass his time line when Jose Bautista suddenly developed into a superstar.
This led to the period that Blue Jays brought to where they are now, basically in the "soft-tank" mode, which have already gathered the means to rebuild, wanting to add another on the way back. They do not actively try to lose 90 matches, but they did not create a list to make sure they do not.
As a result, the season 2019 will be another kind of fan base that conceptually saw rebuilding for the other Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros teams as models to imitate. On the other hand, there is a danger of landing in the recovery of cleansing, such as San Diego Padres, who have the deepest farm game system, but since 2010 they have neither the winning season nor the Cincinnati Reds who have suffered four straight 90-year loss with a larger tunnel in front of the light.
The challenge for Blue Jays fans will be through him, with heavy knocks on the heels of franchise icons like Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson leaving, each in less than ideal circumstances along with popular players such as J.A. Happ, Marco Estrada, Brett Cecil, and Roberto Osuna – these players have been properly traded when they have been suspended due to a violation of the common policy of domestic violence in baseball.
A little Tulowitzki, released in December, although owed $ 38 million by 2020, and Russell Martin, who in 1919 received $ 16.4 million of his $ 20 million salary, from two Los Angeles Dodgers. And Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez may not be able to reach in 2019.
This is a tough series of intestinal punches for a great fan base, and as the future begins in the spring, there are a few things to look at:
• VLADDY WATCH: The most anticipated Blue Jays outlook since Carlos Delgado, if not at all, is at the heart of this reconstruction, and will have to transfer the team back to the promised country if it succeeds. He will not run the season in big companies and will not last for more than 14 days in the campaign, so the club can return to the Year by its free agency, but its success in 2019 is a success. his daily progress on the sport server Vladdy Tracker.
• MONTOYO THE MAN: John Gibbons' Texas will draw and the easy way will be missed around Blue Jays, but Charlie Montoyo comes as a similarly beloved figure around the game. The 53-year-old baseball player has more than explored before he eventually got a chance and bears the rumor that he is able to cope as quickly as possible with the best elements of the old and the new world that are knocking down baseball today. There are definitely growing pains and this list does not give him many luxuries so the blue jungles will surely plunge deep into the depths.
• WHO'S GONNA PITCH?: Several things will be like Montoya's tax when he finds out how to get over 27 trips in the evening and night. Just like today, Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, Ryan Borucki, and newly arrived Matt Shoemaker and Clayton Richard, Thomas Pannon, Sean Reid Foley, Trent Thornton, and Sam Gaviglie will be staring rotation.
But Blue Jays could develop very well and spoil things with the openers on the half or even regularly. It should be remembered that Blue Jays think not only about inning coverage, but also about outsourcing for their staff. Ken Giles opens the season closer, but like Stroman and Sanchez, the better he performs, the more likely he is to finish the year else.
• WHO IS IN INFIELD ?: The ideal future settlement for Blue Jays has Guerrero on the third, Bichette shortly, Gurriel on the other and Biggio like Ben Zobrist and playing everywhere. It will not be this year, but Gurriel can help this vision by winning the second basic job, which is probably what the team hopes will happen. The keystone is the perfect place for him to end up eventually that Freddy Galvis was signed to play shortstop, and Blue Jays thinks he can defend himself so well to stand up. Devon Travis and Brandon Drury will have a word, and things will become overcrowded until Guerrero arrives and someone moves into the field to get some repetitions.
And then there is potential for side drama if Rowdy Tellez continues to grow and pushes free agent Justin Smoak on the first base. Kendrys Morales also remains for one last year, meaning that children will have to force the problem to break through.
• INTERRUPTED OUTFIELD: Well, you know that Kevin Pillar on Wednesday and Randal Grichuk on the right will get his bats and prevent injuries, so it will be on Teoscara Hernandez, Billy McKinney, Anthony Alford, Dalton Pompey, Gurriel, Drury and Travis to divide the things in the left field. Again, if someone forces a problem, trading with a veteran is possible and Pillar has again attracted interest in the winter. For now, nothing happens and bats will have to be won.
• NICE TO MEET YOU: Not only does Blue Jays have a new manager in Montoya, most of their coaching staff is also new. Attackers coach Guillermo Martinez and coach John Schneider have been upgraded from the system so they have a start. But training coach Dave Hudgens, first training coach Mark Budzinski, training coach Matt Buschmann and Shelley Duncan Field Coordinator were all external tenants. This is done by many people who need a lot of mutual learning.
• RENO TIME: In the Spring Training Market in 2020, Blue Jays expects to complete the Bobby Mattick Training Center in the Englebert Complex and the Dunedin Stadium, so it's your last chance to see the devices in their current peril. Shapiro often talked about how the new training equipment will be key to the team's future, and building progress is a key point in progress in achieving the rest of the baseball.