Daily Duce: The pitching logjam, roster battles, Vlad being in great shape, John Gibbons’ new gig, and more!


Nobody has been arrested and there haven’t been any other injuries announced over the past couple of days, so we’ll talk about the topic de jour right now, which is roster battles galore. It’s the beginning of camp and everybody is so wildly rabid for actual baseball stuff to talk about that we’re going to dive deep into who the 26th man and the back-end relievers are out of camp even if they aren’t with the team beyond April. Fun stuff!
Scott Mitchell of TSN put together an excellent guide as to where Toronto’s arms stand as of Feb. 17, which very nicely puts into perspective just how much of a logjam the team has when it comes to pitching in the upper minors.

#BlueJays org-wide rotation projections as of Feb. 17. pic.twitter.com/FIW7cqPQjh
— Scott Mitchell (@ScottyMitchTSN) February 17, 2020

The plan, as of right now, is to keep as many arms stretched out in the minors as possible, which makes sense given the fact it’s much easier to compensate for injuries to the bullpen than it is for the rotation. You want …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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