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  • Blue Jays sign Vladimir Guerrero

    He's going back to Canada.

    Vladimir Guerrero on Thursday signed a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays.

    The 2004 AL MVP will head to the Blue Jays' extended spring training program in Dunedin, Fla., to be evaluated by the medical staff and undergo a physical.

    If he passes the physical, Guerrero will play in some minor league games before being promoted to major league level, where he will earn a prorated portion of a $1.3 million salary.
    Read more:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/79...onto-blue-jays

    In other news, the Red Sox signed Mark Prior.
    Last edited by Cowtipper; 05-10-2012, 03:01 PM.

  • #2
    I'm not sure if Vlad is going to help, considering he's on the downside of his career (.291 avg last year with Baltimore was still decent, but nowhere near where he was in his prime). I'd say keep him in the minors to see if Lind turns around, if not then get rid of Lind and call him up.

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    • #3
      Doesn't make much sense as Guerrero can't play the field anymore.
      Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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      • #4
        Originally posted by KCGHOST View Post
        Doesn't make much sense as Guerrero can't play the field anymore.
        He will be a DH, pinch hitter and make a couple of spot starts in LF I think. he won't be a regular.
        I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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        • #5
          Good for him. :cap: If he plays next year he might get 500. Doubt it this year, unless he absolutely explodes.
          "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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          • #6
            He's 51 HR away from 500. There's no explosion large enough to get him there this year.

            But I'm glad to see him signed with a team.

            Future Hall of Famer, regardless of what happen next in his career.

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            • #7
              Random question: Did he pick up any French during his stint with the Expos?
              Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

              If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

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              • #8
                Vlad is one of my favorite players and I wish him the best. During his younger years, he was a genuine ballplayer who played the game with a lot of heart. He's slowed down a bit but I still enjoy watching him throw.
                "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by redban View Post
                  He's 51 HR away from 500. There's no explosion large enough to get him there this year.

                  But I'm glad to see him signed with a team.

                  Future Hall of Famer, regardless of what happen next in his career.
                  Yea, I distinctly remember thinking he was 23 away when I posted that. Don't know what I was thinking, looking at? I even checked BB-Ref before I posted it.
                  "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bluesky5 View Post
                    Yea, I distinctly remember thinking he was 23 away when I posted that. Don't know what I was thinking, looking at? I even checked BB-Ref before I posted it.
                    He's 23 doubles away from 500.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by UnderPressure View Post
                      Random question: Did he pick up any French during his stint with the Expos?
                      Hey, his private life is none of our business!
                      They call me Mr. Baseball. Not because of my love for the game; because of all the stitches in my head.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
                        Hey, his private life is none of our business!
                        Bazinga!

                        Excellent one, sir.
                        46 wins to match last year's total

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                        • #13
                          Good move by the Blue Jays - I hope to see Vlad on the team soon.

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                          • #14
                            I think Vlad's days as a useful ballplayer are over, but he's only 1 HR and 4 RBI shy of 450 and 1,500 respectively, both very significant milestones. It will be nice to see him reach those.
                            My top 10 players:

                            1. Babe Ruth
                            2. Barry Bonds
                            3. Ty Cobb
                            4. Ted Williams
                            5. Willie Mays
                            6. Alex Rodriguez
                            7. Hank Aaron
                            8. Honus Wagner
                            9. Lou Gehrig
                            10. Mickey Mantle

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tyrus4189Cobb View Post
                              Vlad is one of my favorite players and I wish him the best. During his younger years, he was a genuine ballplayer who played the game with a lot of heart. He's slowed down a bit but I still enjoy watching him throw.
                              I remember Alou in 2000 claiming that he would be in the top 5 in the MVP race every year for the next decade. He never quite developed in the field, as a baserunner or as a selective hitter though.

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