BJN Radio – Ep. 28: Burn down The Trop, Robbie Ray’s next contract, the Nelson Cruz rumour, and more!

As usual, times at The Top weren’t the best.

The Blue Jays’ bats went limp on Friday and Saturday but they managed to avoid being swept by the Rays thanks to Robbie Ray throwing a seven-inning one-hitter on Sunday. The team is now heading into the All-Star break with a good-not-great 45-42 record, so there’s plenty of work to be done in the second half.
We talked on this episode about Ray’s excellent season and what it means for his next contract, the interesting rumour that the Blue Jays have ticked tired on slugger Nelson Cruz, the early returns from the couple of bullpen trades the front office has made over the past few weeks, and what to expect from the upcoming draft.
You can listen to the episode here…

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

Will the Toronto Raptors be playing catch-up in much tougher Eastern Conference

Will the Toronto Raptors be playing catch-up in much tougher Eastern Conference

The Toronto Raptors are not entering the season with the usual expectations surrounding them. That is less on the Raptors and more due to the changes the Eastern Conference teams have gone through. The Toronto Raptors have always benefited from playing in a much weaker Eastern Conference throughout the years. That wasn’t the recipe for […]
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Author: Alexandro Fidanza / Raptors HQ

How to choose the best Sports Watches?

Are you more active than usual lately? Do you feel the adrenaline in your body? They are the signs of good routine, play sports and keep fit. Well, to get to the next level, your best ally is to have a “Sports Watch” that shows you in detail the statistics of your daily activity.
We are in an era where keeping fit is the order of the day. A good diet and sports is the basis of a healthy life. And we all know that practicing sport requires perseverance and dedication. To keep track of how much we have run or how many keystrokes we have at a given time, there are sports watches or smartwatches that will make this task quite easy.
If you are one of those who are starting to play sports or are already a born athlete, you have to buy a watch for sports with GPS.
But stop! Before choosing a sports watch, I’m going to explain some things you should keep in mind when buying a smartwatch. 
Smartwatch and activity wristbands show you an estimate of daily activity (calorie consumption, steps, distance traveled) even some more advanced models can monitor sleep. While GPS …

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Author: oilersnationstaff / The Leafs Nation

Good insider, Chris Johnston is reporting that Marner contract is a little closer

With the usual caveat that nothing is done until it’s done, it sounds like there’s been some progress in contract talks between the #leafs and RFA Mitch Marner.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) September 13, 2019
Folks, we’ll take what we can get around these parts and any progress is a good sign.

We are now sitting at a guarded risk of a Marner contract, and that’s worth celebrating depending on if you love 90 point wingers or if you love cap flexibility.
The fact that this movement is coming on the heels of various public negotiating tactics on both sides is probably no surprise. They’ve trying their cases for free in the court of public opinion and the verdict seems to be that an inflated year three in a Marner contract is insane. It’s insane that Marner continues to compare himself to Auston Matthews, and the only people who seem to still not be convinced on that are Paul Marner and those who believe holding an Ontario birth certificate is vital to future success.
On the Leafs side there seems to be pressure to avoid what was regarded as a failed negotiation with William Nylander, and to demonstrate …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation