I suppose 2B is arguable. Alberto hits OK, but his defense is not very good. But do you really think a 500 or better team can have a third baseman like Ruiz? His defense is really bad, and I’ve been one of his big fans., But he doesn’t hit enough to compensate for his defense, or vice versa. He needs to go and we need to replace him with somebody competent.
He's probably got the Cy Young in the clubhouse if his teammates can clinch before Sunday, but could he lose it if his number is called on 3 days rest again Sunday, and he scuffles with a playoff berth on the line?
Except that Boddy's a team employee now, would have said he and Boddy have to be over the moon on the eve of his FA?
Like Rendon/Strasburg last year, there's a good bit extra he can earn with a hot month, maybe enough for him to flirt with the 1-year record if he stars and sticks by that principle.
Lopez is aiming for his 3rd consecutive Quality start ...... since August 25th, Lopez has tallied a 3.81 ERA and a 1.235 WHIP over 28.33 Innings Pitched.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS )))))) (SEPTEMBER 25th)
Jonathan Rafael Villar Roque - 2B
Bo Joseph "B.J." Bichette - SS
Teoscar Hernandez - RF
Randal Grichuk - CF
Vladimir Guerrero Ramos, Jr. -DH
Travis Shaw - 1B
Jonathan Davis - LF
Joseph Panik - 3B
Daniel Jansen - C
Taijuan Emmanuel Walker - RHP )) (4-3, 2.86 ERA) ) *
* )) (2-2, 4.00 ERA) OOO [SEATTLE MARINERS] OOOOO (2-1, 1.54 ERA) OOO [TORONTO BLUE JAYS]