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Friday Bantering: Spring Schedule

And other Jays stuff.

Philadelphia Phillies v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

The Blue Jays released their spring training home schedule, just in case you want to plan a Florida vacation this spring. It is a wonderful time for a trip, you leave Canada when it still feels like winter, you spend a couple of weeks in the Florida sunshine and when you come back spring is springing.

Tickets for the spring games go on sale Monday November 13th at 9:00. You can call 1-888-525-JAYS (5297) or go to

The last two games are the annual visit to Montreal. Also a nice place to visit.

And, speaking of Florida, Roy Halladay’s memorial will be held in Clearwater next Tuesday (ignore the date below, it is next Tuesday. The statement from his family is below.

Shi Davidi tells us how the Jays could ‘lure’ Shohei Otani to Toronto.

I’m not sure they are all great selling points, I’d imagine every MLB city has a large Japanese population, but maybe he would be swayed by the difference in crime rates. And I’m sure we could tell him he can DH on days he isn’t pitching.

I’d be thrilled if he signed with the Jays.

We might be losing our “Field Coordinator”:

Bluefield manager Dennis Holmberg Won the 2017 Mike Coolbaugh Award. The award is “presented annually to an individual who has shown outstanding baseball work ethic, knowledge of the game and skill in mentoring young players on the field.”

Congratulations Dennis.

Scott Boras tells us that J.D. Martinez is looking for something in the $200 million range. Best of luck.