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Tuesday Bantering: Bits of Jays Stuff

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There are little bits of Jays stuff that we didn’t touch on yet:

George Springer was the AL Player of the Week for the last week of the season. He went 13 for 26, scoring hitting 3 home runs, with 10 RBI, and scoring 8 times.

And Alek Manoah was AL Rookie of the Month. He was 4-0 in September, with a 3.38 ERA. He had 41 strikeouts in 37.1 innings.


Not that is it likely to happen, Marcus Stroman has said he’s open to a return to the Blue Jays. I mean, he’s a free agent, why would he say he wouldn’t accept offers from any team. At the very least it could drive up the price. I don’t see it is likely the Jays would be interested.


The Toronto branch of the BBWAA had their vote on their Blue Jays awards. No surprises:

  • Player of the Year: Vladimir Guerrero.
  • Pitcher of the Year: Robbie Ray.
  • Rookie of the Year: Alek Manoah.
  • Unsung Hero: Santiago Espinal.

Tonight is the AL Wild Card game. Yankees and Red Sox. It is an 8:00 Eastern start, which seems awfully late for you guys out east. We’ll put up a GameThread. I’ll likely watch just because there isn’t much baseball left this season.

Poll

Who will win tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 51%
    Red Sox
    (226 votes)
  • 48%
    Yankees
    (216 votes)
442 votes total Vote Now

And let's have a couple of polls:

Poll

Who are you hoping will make the World Series from the AL?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Red Sox
    (11 votes)
  • 2%
    Yankees
    (14 votes)
  • 52%
    Rays
    (346 votes)
  • 39%
    White Sox
    (257 votes)
  • 4%
    Astros
    (30 votes)
658 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who are you hoping will make the World Series from the NL?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    Dodgers
    (75 votes)
  • 12%
    Cardinals
    (76 votes)
  • 29%
    Giants
    (184 votes)
  • 8%
    Braves
    (52 votes)
  • 38%
    Brewers
    (245 votes)
632 votes total Vote Now

And there is some news from the Bisons:

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