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All good things must come to an end

Toronto Blue Jays v Baltimore Orioles
Kendrys Morales reacts after striking out in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles
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If you missed last night’s game, it was probably for the best. Despite the Blue Jays calendar seemingly predicting Morales might hit that majestic number 8, it never happened. Also, the Jays were shut out by the Orioles. DexFarkin has your recap here if you want to read all about it. C’est la vie.

There was one precious gem from last night - Gurriel’s handmade Morales cam. Adorable.

Also noteworthy - Murphy Smith made his major league debut, and broke a franchise record of his own.

Even though his historic homer streak ended, Morales’ past eight games were worthy of recognition as MLB named him as the American League Player of the Week.

FanGraphs hopped on the hype train at the right time and got a piece of their own in.

MLB even made their own compilation video, which can now function as a tribute to the Morales homer streak of August 2018. ‘Twas the best of times.

Speaking of hot hitters, Billy McKinney has been on fire since his call up. We thank our friends the Yankees for blessing us with this gift in a lost season.

Josh Donaldson is set to begin his rehab in Dunedin tonight, which will give the front office a very narrow window in which to trade him. He is going to have to clear waivers first...but that may not be tricky with his high salary. Let’s have a brief poll:


Will Josh Donaldson be traded before August 31st?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Yes, for a good return
    (42 votes)
  • 43%
    Yes, for a minimal return
    (290 votes)
  • 50%
    No, he will finish out 2018 as a Blue Jay
    (340 votes)
672 votes total Vote Now

I honestly have no idea if he will be traded or not. Chatter has indicated the front office is very eager to move him. I just hope they don’t give him away for nothing.

Speaking of All Star calibre third baseman, Vladito hit a dinger on Fan Appreciation Night at the last home game of the Bisons’ season. Check ‘er out:

Speaking of which:


Reports circulated yesterday that Jose Bautista could be on the move:

As we saw firsthand over the weekend, the Phillies could absolutely use an outfielder with some pop. However, it doesn’t sound the like Mets are going to give him up easily:

I think we would all be very happy to see Jose traded to a contending team and have one more postseason run.

Tonight, in a battle of the youths, the Blue Jays will be facing a pitcher making a major league debut of his own in Josh Rogers. Rogers was sent from the Yankees to Baltimore in the Zach Britton trade. The Blue Jays will counter with Thomas Pannone, who is making his second major league start. Pannone faced the Orioles last week and took a no-hitter into the 7th. It would be super awesome if he wanted to do that again, but, no pressure!