Blue Jays Morning Brew: Shapiro, Stroman, Pillar and more

TORONTO, ON - MAY 28: Kevin Pillar
TORONTO, ON - MAY 28: Kevin Pillar /

Your Toronto Blue Jays news and notes for Sunday, September 24th include comments from President Mark Shapiro as well as updates on the budding relationship between Stroman and Pillar and more.

The President’s Address To Blue Jays Nation

Toronto Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro sat down in a two-part interview with Shi Davidi of Sportsnet to address all things Blue Jays. Shapiro touched on his mantra for the offseason involving Durability, Athleticism, and Flexibility.

The offseason wishlist involves an outfielder and backup middle infielder for the oft-injured Devon Travis and Troy Tulowitzki. Shapiro also spoke about the Jays not being far off from another postseason berth. You can listen to the full interview here. Part 1 and Part 2.

Stroman And Pillar Take Relationship To Next Level

Even though the Blue Jays are putting the final touches on a last-place finish, Marcus Stroman and Kevin Pillar still like to keep things loose in the Jays dugout. Pillar decided to take a prolonged seat on the lap of the Stro-Show resulting in an entertaining exchange between the two.

Stroman’s expression is priceless as you have to wonder what sweet nothings the centerfielder is whispering into the hurler’s ear.

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Final Home Game For Joey Bats

It is safe to assume that today will be the final home game for slugger Jose Bautista. The 36-year old has spent the last 10 seasons with the Jays and is near the top of almost every offensive category in franchise history.

The Jays faithful will undoubtedly give Bautista the send-off he deserves this afternoon at the Rogers Centre. It would only be fitting if Joey Bats could send one last home run ball into orbit for the hometown crowd.

Have A Day Go-Go

If you were too busy enjoying the above seasonal temperatures on Friday, you may have missed the game Ryan Goins had on Friday evening. The infielder successfully pulled off the hidden ball trick on Todd Frazier and crushed a grand slam off Masahiro Tanaka, Not a bad day at the diamond for Go-Go who apparently also had his parents in attendance.

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This concludes another edition of the Morning Brew, be sure to check out the Jays game this afternoon as Stroman takes the bump in the series rubber match.