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Jays From The Couch Mar 21, 2017

Is Toronto Blue Jays’ Francisco Liriano Baseball’s Best No. 5 Starter?

  Jays From the Couch examines Toronto Blue Jays’ SP, Francisco Liriano, as one of, if not the top No. 5 Starting Pitcher in Baseball     Fresh off a […] The post Is Toronto Blue Jays’ Francisco Liriano Baseball’s Best No. 5 Starter? appeared first on Jays From The Couch.
Blue Bird Banter Mar 21, 2017
Predicting the Blue Jays Opening Day Roster #2

Predicting the Blue Jays Opening Day Roster #2

WBC and Spring Training under way it’s time to look at what the roster may look like now Before spring training games took place I projected what the Jays opening day roster will look like, which you can find here. http://www.bluebirdbanter.com/2017/2/16/14509038/predicting-the-toronto-blue-jays-opening-day-roster Spring training game are well under way as well as the WBC so it makes sense to project the Jays opening day roster. Starters Aaron Sanchez Marco Estrada J.A. Happ Marcus Stroman Francisco Liriano Just like last time, these are the 5 starters the team will have to head to...
Jays Journal Mar 20, 2017

Blue Jays Grapefruit League recap: 8-2 loss vs. Twins

It wasn’t all bad for the Blue Jays on Monday, despite losing 8-2. On the plus side, Francisco Liriano struck out 10, and Josh Donaldson made his Grapefruit League debut. The Blue Jays aren’t winning a lot of game this spring, but fortunately that’s not the most important thing for the club. What’s important is […] Blue Jays Grapefruit League recap: 8-2 loss vs. Twins - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twinkie Town Mar 20, 2017
Twins 8, Blue Jays 2: Tyler Duffey, Adalberto Mejia impress with pitches

Twins 8, Blue Jays 2: Tyler Duffey, Adalberto Mejia impress with pitches

The two potential starters split pitching duties today, both had strong outings. Plus, a few massive dongs (SFW). Today’s game was almost Tyler Duffey versus Adalberto Mejia versus former-Twin Francisco Liriano, and luckily for the Twins, Liriano came out on bottom. That’s right—Francisco Liriano was the starter for the Jays today, and the Twins were able to get to him a bit. ByungHo Park had Frankie’s number, launching a mammoth dong off him shortly before he was pulled in the fifth inning. Jorge Polanco also got a double off the old friend. Speaking of mammoth dongs, though,...
Blue Bird Banter Mar 20, 2017
Quick Recap: Jays Lose

Quick Recap: Jays Lose

Liriano strikes out 10 in 4.2 innings Twins 8 Blue Jays 2 Not all that much good to say about that one. Francisco Liriano pitched a good 4.2, with 10 strikeouts. Justin Smoak and Ryan McBroom each homered. And that was about it for good news. Under the bad news column, Ezequiel Carrera and Darwin Barney collided and Ezequiel had to be taken out of the game. A quad muscle contusion is what the Jays are saying is his injury. Hopefully not out for long. Pitchers: Francisco Liriano: 4.2 innings, 4 hits, 2 earned, 1 walk, 10 strikeouts, 1 home run. Another good outing. Leonel Campos: 0.1, 1...
Blue Bird Banter Mar 20, 2017
Monday GameThread: Donaldson Plays

Monday GameThread: Donaldson Plays

Today’s lineup and bits of Blue Jays new. Josh Donaldson gets into a major league spring game for the first time since hurting his calf. The bad news is: The game isn’t on TV or MLB.tv....just radio today. Francisco Liriano gets the start. He hasn’t given up a spring run yet, 5 innings, 2 hits, 1 walk and 8 strikeouts. The other good news is that Devon Travis will be playing second base in a minor league game today. The plan is for him to play in a minor league game again Wednesday and, all being well, his next start should be with the major league team, by the weekend. YAY. And...
Blue Bird Banter Mar 15, 2017
Blue Jays Spring Battles: Second Lefty in the Bullpen

Blue Jays Spring Battles: Second Lefty in the Bullpen

We are about halfway through the Blue Jays spring training schedule. I thought it might be a good time to take a look at one of the few positions where the team has a battle going for the job. John Gibbons has said that he wants two lefties in the pen. J.P. Howell will be the first lefty in the pen. J.P. has had one ‘official’ appearance and one non-official one. Neither went well. The official one: 1 inning vs. the Phillies, last saturday, he gave up 2 hits, 2 walk, 2 earned with 2 strikeouts. The unofficial one: 1 inning vs. Team Canada, 4 hits, 1 walk, 2 earned with a strikeout. For...
Jays Journal Mar 10, 2017

Blue Jays’ Pete Walker doesn’t get enough credit

The Blue Jays got another strong start from Francisco Liriano, who has excelled since arriving in Toronto at last year’s trade deadline. While Russell Martin should get plenty of credit for guiding the Jays’ staff, pitching coach Pete Walker doesn’t get enough credit for what he does. The Blue Jays starters have looked strong during […] Blue Jays’ Pete Walker doesn’t get enough credit - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Mar 9, 2017

Blue Jays Grapefruit League Recap: Game 13 vs. Phillies

The Blue Jays improved their spring record to 3-8-1 as they downed the Philles by a score of 6-4 on Thursday. Francisco Liriano got the start and looked sharp again, continuing his impressive Spring showing. The Blue Jays sent out a “major league” lineup today against the Philles, absent a few significant pieces of course, […] Blue Jays Grapefruit League Recap: Game 13 vs. Phillies - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Mar 6, 2017

Blue Jays diverse bullpen capable of baffling hitters

Just like the Toronto Blue Jays rotation, their bullpen also offers opposition batters many diverse styles to get accustomed to. When you look at the Blue Jays rotation you’ve got a couple of big lefties in J.A. Happ and Francisco Liriano, a “spinner” with the ability to manipulate the baseball many different ways in Marcus […] Blue Jays diverse bullpen capable of baffling hitters - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Mar 5, 2017

Blue Jays Free Agent Face Off- Estrada or Liriano

 Envision yourself as the Toronto Blue Jays General Manager this offseason, which starting pitcher would you resign this offseason, Marco Estrada or Francisco Liriano? The Blue Jays brain trust will have a decision to make soon regarding hurlers Marco Estrada and Francisco Liriano as both are slated to become unrestricted free agents at season’s end. I […] Blue Jays Free Agent Face Off- Estrada or Liriano - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blue Bird Banter Mar 4, 2017
Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Francisco Liriano

Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Francisco Liriano

Francisco Liriano is a 33 year old right-handed pitcher. He’s year younger than J.A. Happ, which kind of surprised me. I thought he would be older. He’s 100 days younger than Marco Estrada. We picked him up in a trade that, if I was a Pirates fan, I’d be calling for the firing of the Pirates GM. The Pirates were paying him $13 and 1⁄3 million, for last year and this year, and Liriano wasn’t haven’t a good season. He had a 6.02 ERA. The Pirates were so anxious to be rid of him, they packaged him with prospects Harold Ramirez and Reese McGuire. The Jays sent Drew Hutchison to...
Jays Journal Mar 4, 2017

Should the Blue Jays lock up Marco Estrada before he hits free agency?

Should the Toronto Blue Jays lock up the master of the changeup Marco Estrada before the hurler once again hits the free agent market at the conclusion of the 2017 campaign? At the end of the upcoming season, the Blue Jays could conceivably lose two-fifths of their starting rotation as Marco Estrada and Francisco Liriano will […] Should the Blue Jays lock up Marco Estrada before he hits free agency? - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Toronto Star Mar 3, 2017
Francisco Liriano doesn't dwell on scary exit from ALDS

Francisco Liriano doesn't dwell on scary exit from ALDS

Jays pitcher says he can't remember being hit in back on head by line drive against Rangers last fall.
Jays Journal Mar 3, 2017

Blue Jays: Grapefruit League Game 8 recap vs Yankees

The Blue Jays were able to move their Spring record to 2-5-1 so far, beating the New York Yankees on Friday afternoon in walk off fashion. The Blue Jays faced off against the New York Yankees on Friday afternoon, sending Francisco Liriano to the hill as the starter against Luis Severino. Liriano has looked sharp […] Blue Jays: Grapefruit League Game 8 recap vs Yankees - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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