Series Preview: The day after the storm

The Blue Jays have cleared house over the past couple of days. In doing so, there are now just two remaining players from their 2016 playoff run. Justin Smoak and Ryan Tepera are the last ones standing from the team that claimed the hearts of a nation just a few seasons ago. But, this also marks a new era in Blue Jays history, the kids’ era.
This team was officially handed over to the young core of the Blue Jays following the trade deadline. Trading away both Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez has not only made the Blue Jays even younger than they already are. But, it has also cleared out the majority of the veterans on this team. So, it’ll be interesting to see how the Blue Jays perform during the rest of the season, given that the majority of the team is now filled with rookies.
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Trent Thornton will be making his first start since being placed on the injured list with elbow inflammation. The 25-year-old last pitched on July 20 against the Tigers. Thornton lasted just three innings before he was forced to leave the game due to his elbow. Last time out against the …

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Author: Thomas Hall / Blue Jays Nation

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