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Old Posted May 9, 2018, 4:11 PM
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BC boy throws a no hitter against Toronto sick!!
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I was disappointed at first when I tuned into the game to see the Jays were down 5-0, but not surprised considering how poorly Stroman has been pitching this season.
However, come the 8th inning and the no-hitter was still on, I was actually hoping the Jays didn't break it up. I thought Donaldson might have gotten a hit at the bottom of the 9th, but that was a great fielding play to complete the no-hitter.
Congratulations to Paxton and the Mariners.
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The Jays have regressed closer to where they should be expected to finish. I honestly didn't even expect them to be this competitive this year, so it's been nice to enjoy the several pleasant surprises in Solarte, Hernandez, Maile, and Gurriel.

Even better is Vlad Jr. is the Jays first ever #1 prospect. Putting together one of the best AA seasons ever and he's 19. I'm kind of hoping the Jays aren't in wildcard contention at the deadline and can move Donaldson for a top pitching prospect and some others who will hopefully be ready to compete when Vlad comes up.
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...I'm kind of hoping the Jays aren't in wildcard contention at the deadline and can move Donaldson for a top pitching prospect and some others who will hopefully be ready to compete when Vlad comes up.
Your wish appears to be the Blue Jays command. 10 games out of the wild card now. After being 16-14 after the first 30 games, they've got 10-19 over the next 29 games. Not done by any means, but they've sank a lot and the lack of talk in this thread is probably related.
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For those in BC look at those Seattle Mariners!
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The Jays have regressed closer to where they should be expected to finish. I honestly didn't even expect them to be this competitive this year, so it's been nice to enjoy the several pleasant surprises in Solarte, Hernandez, Maile, and Gurriel.

Even better is Vlad Jr. is the Jays first ever #1 prospect. Putting together one of the best AA seasons ever and he's 19. I'm kind of hoping the Jays aren't in wildcard contention at the deadline and can move Donaldson for a top pitching prospect and some others who will hopefully be ready to compete when Vlad comes up.
I think that ship has sailed.

Donaldson's looking old and broken. Further evidence that resigning him is/ would have been a very bad idea.

But, yes, they could certainly get a decent prospect for him, just not sure it would be a big, young arm.
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Unfortunately his value falls every day as his injury lingers. Could've gotten a king's ransom for him in the off-season. Now it's going to hurt to lose him for spare parts.
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^It seems likely they had a chat or two with a couple teams at least. St Louis came up in the media several times. No idea what they would have offered.

To be frank, it's really hard to win a trade where you're dealing the best player. Very hard. Think back to the Oakland deal that brought Donaldson to Toronto.
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If you're goal is to be better today, you're never going to get equivalent value for an MVP-calibre player. It's about taking the risk to be better tomorrow. Baltimore would be foolish not to try and move Machado this year either.

Oakland ditched Donaldson because they knew he was going to get paid. As a counterpoint look how well the Dickey trade turned out for the Mets.
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