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"I didn't want to waste their time or their effort, so they can start planning ahead, and if it's not going to happen, they have plenty of time to [respond]. They asked me about two weeks ago, and I told them, that's it. There's no negotiation, I told them what I wanted. They either meet it, or it is what it is."

Is there a more miserable ***** in baseball?

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"I don't believe in hometown discounts. I've given this organization a 5-year hometown discount already."

The Blue Jays attempted to negotiate with Bautista's terms but he told them not to waste their time.

The team that gave you a wealthy 6-year deal back when you were a 30-year-old with one good season to your name, a fanbase that loves your smug whiny self, and you treat your free agency like a Saturn dealer. Stay classy, Joey Bats.

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(OPENING DAY)

TORONTO BLUE JAYS

Kevin Pillar - CF

Josh Donaldson - 3B

Jose Bautista - RF

Edwin Encarnacion - DH

Troy Tulowitzki - SS

Chris Colabello - 1B

Michael Saunders - LF

Russell Martin ® C

Ryan Goins - 2B

Marcus Earl Stroman - RHP (4-0, 1.67 ERA)

TAMPA BAY DEVIL R AYS

Logan Forsythe - 2B

Logan Morrison - 1B

Evan Longoria - 3B

Corey Dickerson - DH

Desmond Jennings - LF

Brad Miller - SS

Steven Souza, Jr. - RF

Kevin Kiermaier - CF

Hank Conger - C

Christopher Alan Archer - RHP (12-13, 3.23 ERA)

http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups

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14 of the 24 outs that Stroman recorded were via the groundball.

In 3 out of the 8 first innings that he pitched, Stroman threw a single ball (the 3rd, the 5th, and the 7th.)

In 5 out of the 8 first innings that he pitched, Stroman threw 2 balls or less (the 1st, the 3rd, the 5th, the 7th, and the 8th.)

24 OUTS: 14 Groundouts, 5 Strikeouts, 3 Flyouts, 1 Lineout, 1 Out Trying to Go from 2nd to 3rd Base on a Ball that was not Handled Cleanly by the Catcher

MARCUS EARL STROMAN O(vs. D-RAYS, 4/03) O[Opening Day]

IP:l 8 - PLUS

H:;; 6 ll(1 Home Run, 1 Double, 4 Singles)

R:l) 3

BB: 1

SO: 5

Pitches: 98 (74 Strikes, 24 Balls)

2016 ERA: 3.38

PITCHES BY INNING

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10 (81 Strikes, 2 Balls)

18 (11 Strikes, 7 Balls)

16 (15 Strikes, 1 Balls)

14 (81 Strikes, 6 Balls)

41 (31 Strikes, 1 Balls)

12 (81 Strikes, 4 Balls)

71 (61 Strikes, 1 Balls)

11 (91 Strikes, 2 Balls)

61 (61 Strikes, 0 Balls) *

* Stroman did not record any outs before departing in the 9th inning.

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