Toronto Raptors offseason preview: How do they handle free agency?

Toronto Raptors offseason preview: How do they handle free agency?

If you’ve been out of the loop, you’re at the right place for your Toronto Raptors free agency news. The 2020 NBA free agency is upon us. It officially starts on November 20 at 6 pm Eastern time. The Toronto Raptors will have a lot of holes to fill this offseason, and what they do […]
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Author: Alexandro Fidanza / Raptors HQ

NHL 20 Predicts the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs

EA Sports’ NHL series holds a special place in my heart, mostly in that it’s the only game that I love and hate playing at the exact same time. One of the things the series boasts is it’s realistic sim engine, which has definitely improved over the years. So what better way to get ready for the playoffs than by using the game to try and predict the outcome of this year’s playoffs. Will it be accurate? Probably not. But, hey, it’s fun.
Of course, this is a lot harder than “create a playoff mode and sim it” because NHL 20 does not have a 24 team playoff mode complete with a round robin tournament for the top eight teams, and best-of-five series for the remaining 16 teams. Who would’ve guessed? So instead I had to individually sim and record the stats for the round robin tournaments, and the qualifying rounds to determine the teams and the seedings for the actual 16 team playoff mode. So, a bit more work to get this done.
I’ll be a bit more specific with the Leafs’ adventures, but I’ll …

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Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation

Point Man #29: Lowry plays along as the crew heads out

With the pieces in place, Conley makes it plain who is in charge. But is Lowry really listening? And who else may be in on what’s going to happen? The details are set, and the crew rolls out. But even on the eve of the Silverstern job, it’s unclear what exactly Lowry is thinking, and where he’ll go next. Meanwhile, not everyone else on the crew — with Baynes, Adams, Beal, and Taurasi — is shooting straight either.
Catch up on Pages 28 of POINT MAN here.
Words: Daniel Reynolds
Art: Michael Kennedy (on Instagram)
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Author: Daniel Reynolds / Raptors HQ

Point Man #27: Lowry and Conley make the first move of the play

With the pieces moving into place, Lowry and Conley make their way through the first obstacle of the Silverstern job, always watching to see what will happen next — and to feel out who to trust. So far so good as Beal warns Lowry and Conley of their first incoming foes — the remnants of Kidd’s Trio — getting in the way of the Silverstern job. Lowry knew it wasn’t going to be easy, and he’s not shy about saying so.
Catch up on Pages 26 of POINT MAN here.
Words: Daniel Reynolds
Art: Michael Kennedy (on Instagram)
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Author: Daniel Reynolds / Raptors HQ

Ryan Borucki transferred to the 60-day Injured List

The Blue Jays recalled Eric Sogard in place of the struggling Lourdes Gurriel yesterday. As a result, they had to make a corresponding roster move in order to make room on the 40-man roster for Sogard.

The team announced today that they have moved Ryan Borucki from the 10-day Injured List to the 60-day Injured List, indicating that his elbow issues are more serious that originally anticipated.

ROSTER MOVES: We’ve selected the contract of INF Eric Sogard, and optioned INF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to the @BuffaloBisons.
To make room on our 40-man roster, LHP Ryan Borucki has been transferred to the 60-day IL. pic.twitter.com/ZgwrxEjaJY
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) April 15, 2019

Borucki, of course, was originally slated to be on of Toronto’s five starting pitchers out of the gate this season, but elbow soreness resulted in him starting the season on the Injured List. It was originally expected that he would only be out for a few weeks and that he would be back with the club in mid-to-late April, but Borucki experienced soreness in his elbow in a minor league game last week.
This is obviously disappointing news as the young starter had an excellent start to …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation