NBA insider says OG Anunoby trade would give Raptors insane haul

NBA insider says OG Anunoby trade would give Raptors insane haul

The Toronto Raptors are starting to drift ever closer to the Victor Wembanyama sweepstakes, as the 13-18 team has lost six straight games and won just two of their last 11 contests. The play of OG Anunoby remains spotless, however, as he keeps getting better on both ends. After years of getting tossed aside by […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Examining the Shapiro Era Trades, Part one: The Wins

Have you ever wondered how the Jays fared on the 105 trades they’ve made since the Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins regime took over?

Well, I ran a Twitter thread detailing every single trade from November 20th, 2015 to the most recent trade on August 31st, 2022. Here are the interesting results.
This will be a three-part series, and we’ll focus on the trades which were voted as wins, per voters. Just a note, I didn’t include super minor trades, like Gio Urshela for cash.
Jason Grilli trade (2016):
The Jays traded prospect Sean Ratcliffe for 39-year-old reliever Jason Grilli. Seems like a minor trade, no? Well, Grilli was absolute nails for the Jays in the postseason push, posting a 3.64 ERA and a 4.29 FIP in 42 innings pitched.
Used primarily as their setup man, Grilli, who again, was 39 years old, exceeded expectations and delivered for the Jays. Ratcliffe, a Canadian, never reached above short season A ball and has been out of affiliate ball since 2016.
The Jays traded Grilli to Texas in 2017 after struggling to start the year. Grilli retired at the end of the season, while Eduard Pinto never played an MLB game.

Toronto robs Pittsburgh blind (2016):
The Jays traded struggling sixth starter Drew Hutchison to Pittsburgh for Francisco Liriano, Reese McGuire, and Harold Ramirez.
Hutchison has only pitched in 169.1 innings since the 2016 season, posting a 4.78 ERA and 5.23 FIP. Thankfully, he sp …

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Author: Brennan Delaney / Blue Jays Nation

That was embarrassing

If an MLB game was ever to be rated R for explicit content, tonight’s Blue Jays-Orioles game would be it. A nightmarish 8th inning including a go-ahead home run from R*****d O**r highlighted Baltimore’s 6-5 win over Toronto on Tuesday night. Tonight’s loss also clinches the Orioles’ first series win over the Blue Jays since 2019.
It was a tale of two halves for the Jays, as Toronto led this game going into a rain delay during the 6th inning. Toronto struggled to get much going off of Orioles starter Kyle Bradish, who boasted a 6.55 ERA coming into tonight. Bo Bichette homered off of Bradish in the 2nd inning, but that was all the momentum Toronto would have early as the first few innings were once again littered with double plays.
The Jays gathered some momentum going into the delay, as an RBI single from Alejandro Kirk and a 3-run blast from Bichette (who continues to rake in the month of August) put Toronto up 5-3.
However, after that, it was all for the worst. Ryan Mountcastle hit an RBI double in the 7th inning off of Adam Cimber to cut the deficit to one. Mountcastle’s hit came exactly during Dan and Tabby raving about how good M …

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Author: Evan Stack / Blue Jays Nation