The Shapkins Defender – Looking Back to Look Forward

Welcome to The Shapkins Defender, where I inhale your toxic screeds and spit out the fresh oxygen of optimism, like a tree that kind of understands WAR. (Just don’t ask me to explain it.)
Spring training is finally arriving this week. (Well, the part with the stretching and jogging and whatnot.  The actual games are still a ways away.)  And as the players show up and start tossing the ball around, our focus will shift away from the front office and towards the players, with stories about position battles and which guys are in the best shape of their lives and all that. The team has already tweeted out video of their big offseason prize, Hyun-Jin Ryu, half-assedly getting loose on the grass down in Dunedin. 

The content RYU need to brighten your day
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) February 8, 2020

But just before we do that, this seems like a good time to take a moment to reflect on what has transpired over the past few months, while the suits in the front office were the ones in the spotlight. The reason I started doing this whole Shapkins Defender thing …

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Author: Darragh / Blue Jays Nation

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