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Friday Bantering: Bits of Jays stuff

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I’m running around trying to get packed, looking for that one belt that actually fits me (where did I put it?), charging everything and making sure there is room in my bag for purchases made while we are away. Someone told me there are great leather goods in Morocco. I tend to buy shoes on holiday.

Anyway, bit of Jays stuff:

There is always groin injuries at this time of spring, so I’m not going to worry about it. If he isn’t playing in a week, then I’ll worry.

Rob also tells us that Nate Pearson will be on a 50 pitch limit today.

And Jon Heyman has a few Jays tweets:

Worrying about the payroll when several players are in their first 2-3 seasons in the league is something for others to do. When so many players are making the minimum, your payroll will be low, I don’t see any reason it should be all that much higher right now, though I would be ok if they found a high priced center fielder.

I’m down below 260 as well....roughly 70 pounds below, but then I don’t think I would be able to remain at third. Something about arm strength and not wanting to be that close to right handed batters who can pull the ball hard down the line. But I digress. At the end there, I think Jon means Shaw could switchback from first to third.

At some point he’ll move off third. I think we all know that. Personally, I’d have him play a little bit at first this spring, or at least practice a bit at first.

Moustakas had a 3.2 bWAR last year, his best number since 2015 and the second best number of his career. I always worry about giving a guy a long contract off a career year, but it might work out for the Reds.

Today’s lineup. Chase Anderson gets the start.

Today's Lineups

Adam Frazier - DH Bo Bichette - SS
Bryan Reynolds - LF Joe Panik - 2B
JT Riddle - 2B Lourdes Gurriel - LF
Colin Moran - 1B Randal Grichuk - DH
Ke'Bryan Hayes - 3B Rowdy Tellez - 1B
Jose Osuna - RF Danny Jansen - C
Cole Tucker - SS Derek Fisher - RF
Jacob Stallings - C Brandon Drury - 3B
Guillermo Heredia - CF Jonathan Davis - CF