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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemCrashOverRide View Post
    It's time to revive this thread. I know the excitement has been severely lacking these last two seasons - but I'm officially pumped for this rebuild and can't wait to see Vladdy in the batters box mashing his way through the AL pitchers.

    Rogers knows it's going to be a whacky season, so I'm looking forward to cheap tickets, weird promotion events, and watching the first time big leaguers come out to prove they deserve to be there.

    Anyone else excited?

    I am. It was hard for me to be invested last year. As much of a Jays fan as I am, it's still a casual fanship. I probably only watch 40-50 games out of the season, especially if it goes downhill fairly early. But if we hit August and they're in it, I'll probably ended up watching half the season by the end of it. I usually go see a game near the start of the year and one near the end. I like to hang out at Ted's Porch out in centre field for the first few innings. It's a great vantage point.



    But while I couldn't get invested in last season, I spend half of that season looking forward to this season!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattrick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SystemCrashOverRide View Post
    It's time to revive this thread. I know the excitement has been severely lacking these last two seasons - but I'm officially pumped for this rebuild and can't wait to see Vladdy in the batters box mashing his way through the AL pitchers.

    Rogers knows it's going to be a whacky season, so I'm looking forward to cheap tickets, weird promotion events, and watching the first time big leaguers come out to prove they deserve to be there.

    Anyone else excited?

    I am. It was hard for me to be invested last year. As much of a Jays fan as I am, it's still a casual fanship. I probably only watch 40-50 games out of the season, especially if it goes downhill fairly early. But if we hit August and they're in it, I'll probably ended up watching half the season by the end of it. I usually go see a game near the start of the year and one near the end. I like to hang out at Ted's Porch out in centre field for the first few innings. It's a great vantage point.

    But while I couldn't get invested in last season, I spend half of that season looking forward to this season!
    The story for the Jays is going to be when do they call Vlad Jr. up. Once his Super 2 date passes, he will be up and he makes the Jays instantly watchable.

    Now, I'm not going to sit here and tell you he's Babe Ruth. His father is one of my favorite players of all-time and I don't think Vlad Jr. will be as good of an overall player as his father, but the bat might be just as good, maybe better. That's saying something. People forget that early in Vlad's career he stole 40 bases and we all know about his arm.

    Vlad Jr. is an absolute butcher at 3B. I've seen him in person. Yes, it's possible for him to get better, but he will have to show better effort first. He looked disinterested to me in the field. He lacks mobility and has a thick lower half. I see him as a first baseman, but in all honesty, he's a DH.

    Either way, it should be a fun summer once he gets to Toronto. Also, Bichette Jr. isn't far away either.

    PS: It's okay if I post here even though I'm not a Jays fan, right? I wasn't sure if this thread has rules like the other one.

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    Absolutely fine to post.

    As for Vladdy being not as good as his father... I'm not so sure. He is after all THE number 1 prospect in all of the MLB. He doesn't have to be good at the hot corner, he just needs to be serviceable and he should be worth a somewhat obscene WAR.

    I'm not drinking the koolaid, just listening to the scouts. They all seem to agree that he will be an all-star.

    I'm excited for Bo Bichette (Boba Fett) to join him, and if we could pack the batters line up with a third or fourth menacing bat, it will be a joy to watch.

    I'm pumped to see what the grapefruit league brings and how Vlad steps up with his defence. It's likely going to be a shit season as far as wins and losses go, but I imagine there will be some fun streaky shenanigans along the way, and a LOT of development from the young guns.

    We shall see! Only a few days until Spring Training kicks off.

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    Jays got the series easy this year! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattrick View Post
    Jays got the series easy this year! lol
    Hahahahahahaha. But, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemCrashOverRide View Post
    Absolutely fine to post.

    As for Vladdy being not as good as his father... I'm not so sure. He is after all THE number 1 prospect in all of the MLB. He doesn't have to be good at the hot corner, he just needs to be serviceable and he should be worth a somewhat obscene WAR.

    I'm not drinking the koolaid, just listening to the scouts. They all seem to agree that he will be an all-star.

    I'm excited for Bo Bichette (Boba Fett) to join him, and if we could pack the batters line up with a third or fourth menacing bat, it will be a joy to watch.

    I'm pumped to see what the grapefruit league brings and how Vlad steps up with his defence. It's likely going to be a shit season as far as wins and losses go, but I imagine there will be some fun streaky shenanigans along the way, and a LOT of development from the young guns.

    We shall see! Only a few days until Spring Training kicks off.
    I think he will be an All-Star too. Buuuut, his dad is a Hall of Famer. That's lofty expectations to put on anyone.

    His dad was the #2 prospect in baseball one year. Right behind Andruw Jones, which I always thought was wrong. I felt that Vlad was the better prospect and he went on to have the better career.

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