Blue Jays Morning Brew: Stroman and September updates

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The Blue Jays are playing their best baseball in two decades, and they’re showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Wednesday night’s 12-4 win over the Texas Rangers, highlighted by another burst of six runs in the sixth, put the Blue Jays two full games up on the New York Yankees in the AL East. It was also their fifth straight win, so perhaps we’re going streaking again! Don’t forget that it’s an early start today in Arlington, and to kick off your day, enjoy a cup of the Morning Brew!

Your daily Stroman update  –  The Marcus Stroman recovery train keeps chugging along without a setback or the dreaded “soreness”, so the Blue Jays have set the plans for his next work. According to Shi Davidi, Stroman will make a quick stop with the Lansing Lugnuts before joining the Buffalo Bisons for a September 7th appearance. 

Assuming all goes well, Stroman should be able to join the Blue Jays following that AAA appearance, but it’s important not to get ahead of ourselves. Truth be told, the best case scenario for Stroman’s situation over the next two weeks may be no headlines at all.

September strategy  –  Sticking with Shi, he also tweeted late Wednesday that the Blue Jays would be recalling a limited number of players when the rosters expand in September. 

A team out of contention may choose to bring up the max number to give younger players experience and reward strong MiLB campaigns, but given Toronto’s current position, it’s all about winning. With that in mind, the organization will only take what they need. I’d been curious to see if Steve Delabar would be snubbed for the second straight season, and honestly, it isn’t looking good.

Inside Price’s mind  –  Sportsnet’s Kristina Cameron brings us this fantastic interview with Blue Jays ace David Price, covering everything from his scooter to his approach to the game. Check out the whole interview, but my highlight has to be when Cameron asks Price if he’d given any thought to renting long-term in Toronto.

“I probably wouldn’t stay in that same place if I was back here next year.” Hey, at least there’s been some thought! Stay tuned for two more instalments from this interview in the coming days.

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