Hope all is well with everyone today! I’ll be posting another ALSL Blog Hack post later this week, so stay tuned for that! In the mean time, I’ll be sharing some Blue Jays and Baseball related news below. For the Baseball fans, this one is for you.
MLB TRADE DEADLINE
I love Baseball, that’s a fact. I talk Baseball all day long. I have to charge my electronic devices 1-2 (sometimes 3) times a day because I’m always on the look for the latest things in Social and Digital (for work purposes) and of course Baseball related news. A good majority of my notifications are Baseball and Blue Jays related content. While I am forever a Baseball and Blue Jays fan, MLB Trade Deadline is also a sad time, not a big fan of finding out people have been traded. It’s sad to see some of your favourite players go. Baseball is a business afterall and these decisions need to be made. Let me just say Mark and Ross deserve a day or two off after these trades ☺️ I could only imagine how hard it is to make these decisions.
Injuries suck. If some of our best players weren’t injured, I’m sure there’s a good chance that the Blue Jays would be contending this season. I’m still proud at how the boys have played this season. They’ve managed to get the runs, made good defensive plays (I’m looking at you Kevin Pillar), pitched well and most of all, worked as a team to win games and if they did lose, they didn’t point fingers.
I think just like everyone else, you have your favourite players on your team. Mine has always been Doc and Joey. They will forever be the reasons why I got into Baseball and appreciate the game. This season, I was really looking forward to watching The Final Boss aka Seung-hwan Oh pitch. He was a great player and a really good person. His beloved translator, Eugene, was also a favourite *cough cough Gibby* Unfortunately, he was traded to the Colorado Rockies last Wednesday. Another sad moment was when J.A Happ got traded to the New York Yankees. He has become one of my favourite players since last season. Great athlete and an even better person. Both players will be dearly missed. Maybe there’s a chance for a reunion next season?
If you’re a Blue Jays fan, then you know about the whole Osuna situation, if you don’t here’s an article. Personally, I think this was a great trade. Regardless of how you look at the situation, keeping him on the roster and part of the Toronto Blue Jays organization, does not look good for the entire organization. Yes, looking good does not win games, does not win championships, but regardless if he was innocent or not, keeping him on the roster and letting him play after his suspension was over is not a good move for the organization. It would be an insult to the organization, the fans, the game. The team is in a re-build. It’s going to take time. I have always loved and respected this entire organization, but after today’s trade, I have nothing but respect about this tough decision, the right decision. Honestly, Mark and Ross need a good vacation soon. These decisions are not easy to make, so they deserve to relax after trade deadline.
“We are human beings, and everything is a variable as we’re making decisions[….] But ultimately, this was a good baseball deal that makes sense for us.”
Harper is available
I was scrolling through my Twitter feed when I got a notification from MLB – “Harper available for trade.” The guy is a legend. The goat. Recently won the Homerun Derby two weeks ago. IF he does get dealth before the deadline, I kinda hope he stays in the National League and IF he does get traded and it’s to an American League team, I hope it’s any team besides the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. It’s already competitive enough….
Other notable trades around the league
Chris Archer got traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Archer has been with the Tampa Bay Ray since 2011.
Long time Blue Jays reliever, Aaron Loup, was also dealt. He has been traded to the Philadelphia Phillies.
John Axford who made his debut start earlier this past Saturday against the Chicago White Sox, has also been traded. He is off to sunny California and will be part of the Los Angeles Dodgers.