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It was an entertaining game but boy, the Jays' offence is frustrating to watch when they're scuffling.  Swinging for the fences isn't appropriate in each and every situation.  It should have been over in the 9th but Bautista didn't get the runners over.  As a result, that left the double play in order and Martin got too aggressive trying to end it with one swing.  It worked out in the end but they've been struggling since September, it would be nice to see the odd adjustment here and there.

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I must say, after suckering Bautista back in May, it's fitting that Odor was the one to throw the ball away to give the Jays the series.

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Cubs going to win all 3 in Chicago?

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2 hours ago, JMMR said:

Cubs going to win all 3 in Chicago?

 

I don't see that happening.  It's hard to pick against Kluber the way he's throwing and he'll get Game 4.

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The Indians also just need one game where they have the lead after 6 innings.  Then the Pen goes to work and they'll shut it down. 

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Game 7 goes tonight.  Although Kluber's working on short rest again, it's hard not to think they're the favourite, especially with Miller and Allen well-rested (thanks to getting blown out yesterday).

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If everything goes right for both teams, I predict  Kluber for 4 innings and then  Miller for 3 and Allen for 2. 

 

We should see Lester for at least 3 as well for the Cubs.

Will Chapman be 100% ????

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Ya game 7's like these are quite entertaining. You throw all your team at them to get the job done since you don't have to think of the next game. Hoping for a close game throughout. A walk off would be pretty crazy for a world series but if that's the case that means Cleveland is winning so I don't want that. I'll be cheering on the Cubs but my prediction is Cleveland takes it unfortunately.

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3 hours ago, JoeLassister said:

If everything goes right for both teams, I predict  Kluber for 4 innings and then  Miller for 3 and Allen for 2. 

 

We should see Lester for at least 3 as well for the Cubs.

Will Chapman be 100% ????

 

Why only 4 for Kluber?  It's short rest but he should be able to go 5 without much difficulty; 6 isn't out of the question. 

 

I don't think Chapman will be able to go too long.  I don't know why he was in with a 5 run lead yesterday, especially after he had the 8 out save in Game 5.  But it's all hands on deck so I'm sure he'll make an appearance.

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Tied at 6's headed to the 9th. What a ball game. Huge 2 run bomb by Davis in the 8th.

 

Gonna be a great finish. The rain is starting to come down now as well

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19 hours ago, JoeLassister said:

If everything goes right for both teams, I predict  Kluber for 4 innings and then  Miller for 3 and Allen for 2. 

 

We should see Lester for at least 3 as well for the Cubs.

Will Chapman be 100% ????

 

15 hours ago, dlbalr said:

 

Why only 4 for Kluber?  It's short rest but he should be able to go 5 without much difficulty; 6 isn't out of the question. 

 

I don't think Chapman will be able to go too long.  I don't know why he was in with a 5 run lead yesterday, especially after he had the 8 out save in Game 5.  But it's all hands on deck so I'm sure he'll make an appearance.

 

Kluber :  4

Miller :  2.1

Allen : 2

(Shaw : 1  and  Bauer : 0.2)

 

 

Call me Poor man's Marty McFly.

 

 

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It has been a weird free agency so far as a lot of the sluggers have had hard times landing deals.  Edwin Encarnacion, who was one of the top power hitters in baseball last year, finally just signed, agreeing to a 3+1 deal with Cleveland worth $20 million per.  That's less guaranteed money compared to the offer they turned down from the Jays ~6 weeks ago.

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12 minutes ago, dlbalr said:

It has been a weird free agency so far as a lot of the sluggers have had hard times landing deals.  Edwin Encarnacion, who was one of the top power hitters in baseball last year, finally just signed, agreeing to a 3+1 deal with Cleveland worth $20 million per.  That's less guaranteed money compared to the offer they turned down from the Jays ~6 weeks ago.

 

From what I've read he would of signed with the Jays had they not have gone out and signed Kendrys Morales shortly after making the offer to Encarnacion. Encarnacion felt he deserved time to test the market but looks like the Jays did not agree. 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Habsfan84 said:

From what I've read he would of signed with the Jays had they not have gone out and signed Kendrys Morales shortly after making the offer to Encarnacion. Encarnacion felt he deserved time to test the market but looks like the Jays did not agree.

 

In Toronto's defence, they made him what turned out to be a strong offer (better than he got elsewhere) and didn't want to lose out on their Plan B if Encarnacion wanted to test the market further.  The free agent market had already been open for a week and a bit before the Jays made him that offer, it's not like they didn't allow him to talk to other teams before offering 4/80.  Yes, they could have waited longer if they thought the market was going to be as weak as it was but if they did think that, they probably wouldn't have made him that offer (they'd have went lower).

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The Jays misread the market.  There are a number of available free agent DH/1B options still on the market who are as good as Morales.  They could have waited.

 

They should ahve been able to assess that supply was greater than demand for DH/1B this year and with Edwin the best on the market, even if they missed out on him, they had time for a Plan B. 

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Maybe it's just me but I view Morales higher than the other guys left on the market (I worry about Trumbo falling back to his normal numbers and getting paid for more than that).  With the exception of 2014 where he signed midseason because of the qualifying offer, he has been a consistent above average power hitter.  I wouldn't be shocked if his numbers and Encarnacion's aren't all that far apart next season.  Yes, Edwin is the better hitter and isn't a full-time DH but in terms of replacing his offence in the lineup, Morales is a pretty good second option, one that I don't that they moved early on.  I agree they probably misread the market overall but I think they got the best possible replacement.

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