Daily Duce: Updates from WinterFest… Grichuk and Giles on the Astros, Vlad’s off-season work, the pursuit of infielders, and more!

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The Blue Jays were in town over the weekend for the organization’s annual WinterFest festivities, meaning we have a whole bunch of quotes to unpack. I touched on the new (old?) jersey reveal already and Good Content Boy Hayden Godfrey put together an excellent piece on Anthony Alford, so we’ll head right into the other stuff.
Gregor Chisholm did a piece over at the Toronto Star in which he spoke to former Astro Ken Giles who, of course, was a beneficiary of the team’s sign-stealing endeavours, as he holds a 2017 World Series ring. Giles didn’t want to talk much about the entire situation, maintaining his focus on the present and future.
“The punishment has been sent out,” Giles said. “My main focus is right here in Toronto.”
I was curious if Giles would say anything about the whole situation given his fractured relationship with the Astros. When the Jays dealt Roberto Osuna to Houston, it was a swap of problems, though Toronto’s was a lot worse. Giles had been sent down to Triple-A after getting into a barking match with manager A.J. …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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