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Daily Archives: December 18, 2016

On Mike Bolsinger as Blue Jays Pitching Depth

 

JAYS FROM THE COUCH PROFILES MIKE BOLSINGER AS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS PITCHING DEPTH IN 2017

 

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There is no way we can expect that the Toronto Blue Jays will be as lucky as they were in 2016. Where a normal year for a normal team necessitates the use of 8 or 9, or more, different starters to get through a season, Toronto got by on using just 7, with Drew Hutchison (2) and Francisco Liriano (8) being the only two “extra starters”. The starting 5 of Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, Marco Estrada, J.A. Happ and R.A. Dickey combined for 152 starts. It was an exceptional display of health.

 

One of the guys who would be called upon, should this trend not continue, is Mike Bolsinger. The Blue Jays brought him into the organization mid way through the 2016 season and have stashed him in AAA. But, he is now out of options and will have to be given a spot on the club, or be exposed to waivers- where he would surely be claimed. Teams are always looking for pitching depth. Bolsinger provides that, if nothing else…

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 18, 2016

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It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request.

I made a snarky remark… and as it turned out, I was wrong. And I am stunned I was wrong about this topic. I still am.

But it goes to show the value of never thinking you know everything.

We can all learn from this Episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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