Raptors: Toronto needs a ball handler, not a center

Raptors: Toronto needs a ball handler, not a center

Could another ball handler be the real need for the Toronto Raptors? The Toronto Raptors are significantly improved from the team that started the season by losing six of their first seven games, but it’s hard to ignore the sense that they still need one more piece to get them where they need to be. […]
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Author: Ben Fisher / Raptors HQ

Raptors: How should the team be handling the Terence Davis sutiation?

Raptors: How should the team be handling the Terence Davis sutiation?

The struggles on the offensive side of the ball this season led Toronto Raptors fans to call for in crease in playing time for shooting guard Terence Davis, who made the leap from undrafted free agent to rotational guard in just one season. While Davis has had his moments on the court this season, he […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Nate Pearson shines in his Summer Camp debut, but it’s inevitable he’ll start the season in the “minors”

Nate Pearson got the ball in Saturday’s Blue Jays vs the Blue Jays game and the organization’s No. 1 prospect picked up right where he left off back in spring training. 
Pearson tossed two innings in the intrasquad game, throwing 18 of 31 pitches for strikes. He didn’t allow a hit, surrendered just one walk, and picked up two strikeouts. After the outing, he said that he felt really good on the mound and that he spent the lockdown sharpening up his off-speed stuff.
Here he is getting Vlad Jr. to ground into a double play with his curveball…

Nate Pearson was throwing all of his secondary weapons for strikes today. Got a double play from Vlad Jr. with this well-located curveball pic.twitter.com/fPM8r3p1KU
— Arden Zwelling (@ArdenZwelling) July 12, 2020

Here he is striking out Travis Shaw with some major gas…

What does MPH sound like?
Ask @big_nate5 pic.twitter.com/sbmYJnFioE
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 11, 2020

Here he is freezing Randal Grichuk…

Grichuk caught looking https://t.co/M6RiEHVraX pic.twitter.com/WNjNnh6o4w
— Hazel Mae (@thehazelmae) July 11, 2020

And here’s an …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

Six predictions for the next decade of Toronto Raptors basketball

We look into our crystal ball to see what is in store for the next decade of Toronto Raptors basketball. An exciting decade of Toronto Raptors basketball has come to a close. In the span of 10-years, the Raptors evolved from NBA bottom feeders to league champions. The 2010s will likely be remembered as the […]
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Author: Gavin Axelrod / Raptors HQ

Derek Fisher’s home run was the 300th the Orioles have allowed this season

When Derek Fisher smacked this ball just a few feet inside the foul pole for his seventh homer of the season, he helped the Baltimore Orioles make history.

Fish Are Friends @defish21 | #LetsGoBlueJays pic.twitter.com/juLzya20hM
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) September 25, 2019

As Pat Tabler begins to boldly claim at the end of this clip, a big issue for the O’s this season has been the long ball. Back in August, they set the single-season record for most home runs given up by a Major League team. Yes, that was in August. That gave the O’s a full month and a half to pad their own lead as one of the worst pitching teams of all time.
Here we are now, still with a few more games left in the season, and Orioles have allowed their 300th home run. That’s fucking incredible.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the coin, the Yankees, despite having Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton miss major time due to injury, are right on the cusp of hitting 300 homers themselves. How??? Not the ball, that’s for certain!

Cameron Maybin is now the 14th player on the 2019 Yankees to hit at least 10 …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation