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Rowdy Tellez Toronto Blue Jays

Last time I saw a game in Dunedin was 1997. Spring training vs. the Yankees, so the place was packed. My seat was all the way in the back near the press box, and it was the first time I ever heard pitch counts announced. 

According to some website it was renovated in 2000 and then again in 2014. It's the only spring training ballpark the Blue Jays have had.

The preseason hype was it would be good for hitters, even though what was once the Florida State League wasn't considered so.

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Merrill Kelly Arizona Diamondbacks
Ross shut out the Dodgers for five today before being pulled.
John Thomas Roll2

It's the exact opposite of what women say are the chances of finding a boyfriend in Alaska (the odds are good but the goods are odd).

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Willy Adames Tampa Bay Rays

Just lofted the ball into the right field seats of the Trop.

Anyone have a take yet on what they claim is a somewhat less lively baseball?

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Merrill Kelly Arizona Diamondbacks

Don't we ALL face this exact question?

I like Kelly as a pitcher ... he just doesn't seem to be a good fit for such a hitters park ... is he really 32?  Ouch ... that means he's not likely to get much better ...

I'd veto Lucchesi ... and MadBum ...

Bottom line ... there's no good answer :-)

Howard Lynch LynchMob

Need a starter and here are my options:  Chase Anderson, Kelly, Houser, Weaver, Lucchesi, Widener, Wainright, Bumgarner or Joe Ross.  Leaning toward Kelly, but any input is appreciated.

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Chris Devenski Arizona Diamondbacks

04.07: Chris Devenski, Ari: Placed on Restricted List

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Dee Strange-Gordon Minnesota Twins

Signed to a Minor League Contract (Brewers)

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Ketel Marte Arizona Diamondbacks

Ketel Marte, Ari: Placed on 10-Day IL (Strained right hamstring)

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Rowdy Tellez Toronto Blue Jays

Players pay taxes on their salaries based on where the games are played. In Toronto -Canadian taxes. In Baltimore, Maryland taxes. In Florida, you guessed it, no state income tax.  For as long as the Blue Jays play Florida, they are getting an increase in take home pay during home games. When they retreat to Buffalo, New York state taxes kick in, which are likely pretty high, but not as high as Canada where they have legitimate public services and taxes to match.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed

I just checked the boxscore at MLB -- the wind was in fact blowing in from right, a brisk 11 mph. 80 degrees and clear.

When it gets too hot, the Jays will pack their bags for Buffalo.

With luck, they will finish the season in Toronto.

I wouldn't count on it.

Alex Patton Alex

Walked as a pinch-hitter yesterday with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, the score tied. Still looking for his first hit of the season.

What can we expect from TD Ballpark in Dunedin?

I assume it's the same ballpark, different name, that I visited often in spring training many moons ago. I remember normal dimensions with the wind blowing hard to right more often than not.

If you're drafting this weekend, might be a good idea to research the weather in the summer.

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Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels

Best home run call I've heard in a while: It is ... TROUT o' here!

PS. I'm hoping he continues to NOT steal bases ... makes it more likely he'll play 162 games ... and in the post-season :-)

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Ross Stripling Toronto Blue Jays

The scouting report on Trout from the pitcher who faced him yesterday.

"Trout owns me,” Stripling said. “He knows it. I know it. Maybe by putting it out there into the atmosphere now, it will put some luck back in my favor. He kind of went out of the norm for him for both of those. Two outs, nobody on, swung at the first pitch both times. Double in the first, the homer in the fifth. Normally, he's more passive there and trying to get ahead. With him, he's a matchup nightmare for me because he hammers the ball down in the zone and hammers off-speed in the zone, which is my bread and butter. You can beat him up in the zone with velocity, but I throw 91 mph, so he can get to that as you saw on the home run.”

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Kevin Pillar New York Mets

As you wish ...


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David Fletcher Los Angeles Angels

AI may call it a line drive. Watch the video to get a different perspective.

But it's what he does.

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/angels-vs-blue-jays/2021/04/08/634545#game_state=final,game_tab=videos,game=634545

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Yesterday's Second Biggest Play

Batter: David Fletcher (LAA)

Pitcher: Rafael Dolis (TOR)

Situation: Top 11th, 2 out, 0-0 count, Runners On 2nd and 3rd

Score:  LAA 5, TOR 5

Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
2 runs scored on the play, and LAA's win probability increased 43% points, to 79%
LAA went on to win the game, 7-5

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com

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Jeff McNeil New York Mets

With the count in his favor (and hitless on the season) he's definitely looking to tie the game.

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Jeff McNeil (NYM)

Pitcher: Anthony Bass (MIA)

Situation: Bottom 9th, 0 out, 3-1 count, Bases Empty

Score:  MIA 2, NYM 1

Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
1 run scored on the play, and NYM's win probability increased 44% points, to 63%
NYM went on to win the game, 3-2

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com 

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Lance Lynn Chicago White Sox

He's old school.


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Yesterday's Top Performers

Pitchers:

Lance Lynn* (CHW): 9.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 11 K, 88 GmSc

Corbin Burnes* (MIL): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 9 K, 79 GmSc

Jon Gray (COL): 6.2 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 4 BB, 5 K, 67 GmSc

Cristian Javier (HOU): 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 7 K, 66 GmSc

Taijuan Walker (NYM): 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 58 GmSc

View All of Yesterday's Pitchers at Baseball-Reference.com

* - pictured above

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Carlos Correa Houston Astros

An offer Rick Wolf and Glen Colton couldn't refuse in AL Tout when the gavel was about to go down on 18.


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Yesterday's Top Performers

Batters:

Carlos Correa* (HOU): 2-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Rafael Devers* (BOS): 2-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Mitch Garver* (MIN): 2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Byron Buxton (MIN): 3-5, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Mike Trout (LAA): 3-5, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Javier Baez (CHC): 2-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 1 SB

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR): 2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Yordan Álvarez (HOU): 2-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Kris Bryant (CHC): 2-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R

Anthony Rizzo (CHC): 2-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at Baseball-Reference.com


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