Jose Berrios’ strong start caps off a homecoming sweep for the Blue Jays (plus minor-league notes)

Jose Berrios is a Jay and oh my lord what a solid outing he had.

As I’m writing this, I currently have the Jays game going on the Xbox, the Fishercats game on my gaming laptop, the Dunedin Blue Jays game on my monitor and the Buffalo Bisons game on my school laptop.
Things worth mentioning:
Jose Berrios:
Obviously, I’m starting with the trade deadline acquisition, Jose Berrios.
I won’t lie, I thought I would have to be writing about how you should not judge a trade based on one performance. Berrios obviously changed that right quick as he finished with a line of 6 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 7 K 1 BB, 3 HBP; however, four of those hits came in the first two innings. After that, Berrios got into a groove and dominated the Royals with his curveball.
He ran into some issues in the top of the 6th as he allowed a double and plunked two runners. There is no quicker way to my heart than hitting batters, just ask Alek Manoah. Berrios got out of it by throwing five straight curveballs. You could just feel that he’d retire him and get a nice standing ovation.
Santiago Espinal:


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Author: Brennan Delaney / Blue Jays Nation

Babs will be back next year

After a disappointing outing in the playoffs, many (including myself) we’re maybe calling for his job to be questioned. And with Edmonton’s recent hiring of Ken Holland, there was question that he might try and bring Babcock with him in a “parting of ways” scenario. Well, we finally have our answer.

Mike Babcock will be back as head coach in TOR. Leaf GM Kyle Dubas, when asked about Babcock’s status:
“We’re all in on Mike and Mike is all in on us. We’ve had productive management meetings as an organization and Mike and I have had some really good meetings as well…
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) May 6, 2019

And honestly, this is probably a smart move for Dubas. While I do think that Babs is a bit behind the times, and is incredibly stubborn (so much that it probably cost us a couple of playoff series wins against the Bruins), but it probably wouldn’t have been a good move on Dubas’ part to can him after he was the GM for one season.
If that were the case, this is suddenly a really reactionary move, and puts Dubas on the hot seat already if the Leafs …

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Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation