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Jays Journal Feb 22, 2021

Blue Jays: Marcus Semien vs. Bo Bichette at Shortstop

With spring training starting in a week, one can’t help but speculate which player will be primarily playing the shortstop position come regular season. When Marcus Semien, who usually plays shortstop, was signed by the Blue Jays recently from Oakland, it was announced he would be focusing on 2B, allowing rising star Bo Bichette to […] Blue Jays: Marcus Semien vs. Bo Bichette at Shortstop - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Feb 19, 2021

Toronto Blue Jays: Marcus Semien- At what expense?

The Toronto Blue Jays inked slugger Marcus Semien to a one-year/ $18 million dollar pact earlier this offseason but at what expense? The Blue Jays have thus far failed to address their starting rotation concern and the funds earmarked for Semien may have been better spent elsewhere. In light of the New York Mets signing […] Toronto Blue Jays: Marcus Semien- At what expense? - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Bluebird Banter Feb 15, 2021
On the timing of making a contending push

On the timing of making a contending push

Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/ Revisiting the Blue Jays of the mid/late 1990s and perhaps a cautionary tale On the cusp of Spring Training, the future for the Blue Jays looks bright. An exciting nucleus of young players appears poised for bigger things, and adding George Springer and Marcus Semien among others on top of Hyun-Jin Ryu last winter has further accelerated that timeline. The time to win is now, with an urgency that wasn’t necessarily there prior to laying out almost $200-million this winter. I became a baseball fan and Blue Jays fan in the summer of 1997, and...
Tip of the Tower Feb 15, 2021

Blue Jays: 3 things that can lead to World Series in 2021

It’s year three of the Toronto Blue Jays’ competitive window, and expectations are high. The fact that we can even feasibly talk about this is cause for celebration. Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins have gone all in on the moment, acquiring George Springer, Marcus Semien and Kirby Yates in the offseason. Anything less than a trip […] Blue Jays: 3 things that can lead to World Series in 2021 - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts
Bluebird Banter Feb 13, 2021
Jays 2021 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Marcus Semien

Jays 2021 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Marcus Semien

Photo by Harry How/ The 2021 Blue Jays ZiPS projections are out. Over the next few weeks, we’ll put up a series of over/under polls, using the batter’s OPS and the pitcher’s ERA as predicted by ZiPS. Marcus Semien was projected to have a .775 OPS by ZiPS. Of course, that was as an Athletic. ZiPS might bump that up a bit with him leaving RingCentral Coliseum. Of course, since we don’t know where the Blue Jays will be playing their home games, park factors won’t be known. Marcus had a .679 OPS in the shortened 2020 season (he was much better in the playoffs). In...
Jays Journal Feb 12, 2021

Blue Jays: The latest roster moves are very significant

The Blue Jays showed their commitment to winning by signing significant free agents this offseason, and their latest decisions reinforce it even more. I was impressed that they were willing to spend what it took to sign free agents like George Springer and Marcus Semien, who will make a combined 40 million this season. However, […] Blue Jays: The latest roster moves are very significant - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Feb 6, 2021

Blue Jays Should Consider a Reunion with David Price

We’re just a few weeks away from the start of Spring Training and the Toronto Blue Jays remain a starting pitcher or two short of a full roster. While the additions of George Springer and Marcus Semien have fans excited about the potential of the new look line-up, the team still needs to upgrade the […] Blue Jays Should Consider a Reunion with David Price - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Jan 29, 2021

Blue Jays: Why Marcus Semien Should Play Third Base

Marcus Semien has the potential to be a fantastic addition to this Blue Jays team.  After all, he finished third in AL MVP voting just two seasons ago and was a Gold Glove finalist that same year.  Semien is going to be given the opportunity to play every day but the question is ‘at what […] Blue Jays: Why Marcus Semien Should Play Third Base - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Jan 28, 2021

Blue Jays recent signing of Marcus Semien warrants a trade

The Blue Jays recent signings of Marcus Semien and George Springer give the Blue Jays a positional surplus in both the outfield and infield. As it currently stands, the Blue Jays roster has four outfielders who are all capable starters and quite the log-jammed infield in Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Cavan Biggio, Rowdy Tellez, […] Blue Jays recent signing of Marcus Semien warrants a trade - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Jan 27, 2021

Blue Jays: Five big reasons to love Marcus Semien’s signing

The Blue Jays likely completed their starting lineup on Tuesday by signing Marcus Semien, and there are a lot of reasons to love this deal. Despite the fact that the Blue Jays landed their “big fish” by signing George Springer to a six-year, 150 million dollar contract last week, the work wasn’t done. They’re one […] Blue Jays: Five big reasons to love Marcus Semien’s signing - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Tip of the Tower Jan 27, 2021

Toronto Blue Jays: Marcus Semien signing another logical fit

The Toronto Blue Jays needed to upgrade at centre field and did exactly that with the George Springer signing then proceeded to make another big addition with the signing of Marcus Semien. On a one-year deal, the Blue Jays aren’t risking much and providing more stability in the infield. This is a player who was […] Toronto Blue Jays: Marcus Semien signing another logical fit - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts
Call to the Pen Jan 26, 2021

Blue Jays rumors: Toronto pushing all-in with Marcus Semien deal

After years of making offers to free agents only to see those players leverage those offers into bigger contracts elsewhere, new Blue Jays rumors make it apparent they are no longer playing around in Toronto. The latest reports have the Toronto Blue Jays agreeing to a large one-year deal with former Oakland A’s shortstop Marcus […] Blue Jays rumors: Toronto pushing all-in with Marcus Semien deal - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
That Balls Outta Here Jan 26, 2021

Phillies lose Freddy Galvis, Marcus Semien shortstop options

Philadelphia Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski recently identified the catcher, shortstop, and bullpen positions as the top three areas the team needed to address this offseason. With the exciting recent signings of catcher J.T. Realmuto and reliever Archie Bradley — as well as the trade acquisitions of fellow bullpen arms Jose Alvarado from […] Phillies lose Freddy Galvis, Marcus Semien shortstop options - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter Jan 26, 2021
Infielder Marcus Semien signs with Blue Jays, according to reports

Infielder Marcus Semien signs with Blue Jays, according to reports

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (27) talks with Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) on second base during a stoppage in play in the second inning at Rogers Centre. | John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports Toronto signs another free agent to bolster their lineup According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan and confirmed by the San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slussler, and others, free agent shortstop Marcus Semien has signed a one-year, $18 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. Infielder Marcus Semien is in agreement with the Toronto Blue Jays...
Jays Journal Jan 26, 2021

Blue Jays reportedly reach one-year deal with Marcus Semien

According to former major leaguer Carlos Baerga, the Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly reached a one-year deal with free agent shortstop Marcus Semien. Baerga is reporting that the agreement is worth $18 million dollars and that Semien will slide over to second base for Toronto. The 30-year old hit .233/.305/.374 with seven homers in 53 […] Blue Jays reportedly reach one-year deal with Marcus Semien - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community

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