4:50pm: Giles doesn’t expect to miss more than the 10-day minimum, tweets Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.
3:24pm: Blue Jays closer Ken Giles is headed to the 10-day injured list due to inflammation in his right elbow, per a team announcement. The Jays also announced that right-hander Clay Buchholz was moved to the 60-day IL to clear a 40-man roster spot for righty Jordan Romano, whose previously reported promotion from Triple-A is now official.
It’s a blow to the Blue Jays on the field but also an unwelcome development given that Giles is among the team’s best trade chips as the July 31 trade deadline looms. There’s no indication that Giles will require an especially lengthy absence at this point, but any sort of recent elbow issue will be cause for some degree of concern when teams are discussing Giles as a trade candidate next month.
The 28-year-old Giles has been nearly automatic in 2019, pitching 25 innings with a 1.08 ERA and a gaudy 42-to-7 K/BB ratio. He’s earning $6.3MM in 2019 and is all the more appealing to contending teams due to the fact that he’s controlled through the 2020 season.
In Giles’ absence, the Jays seem likely to turn to Joe Biagini in save opportunities. He’s worked the eighth inning on 17 occasions in 2019 and is tied for the team lead in holds (seven). Daniel Hudson would be another option should the club prefer a more veteran alternative, but he’s averaging nearly five walks per nine innings pitched.
So who should I pick up for fantasy
Joe Biagini will probably fill in as Jays closer.
Lol as if you’ll get pints from the Bluejays closer
Litres. Canada uses the Metric System.
Vlad. But if you are looking for saves go to another team. Biagini may get an opportunity in the next 10 days. Trying for saves on a rebuilding team isn’t normally a good idea.
Unbelievable.. Hope this doesn’t effect his trade value, and he’ll be back healthy by the time the deadline rolls around. Still can’t believe the Jays wasted 52 million, and 5 years on Randal Grichuk. This front office is ruining this team, running it straight into the ground..
Yes the Grichuk signing with Pillar being traded at more or less the same time is a real mystery to me? Grichuk has been what we’ve know him to be, no more, no less…..why sign him????
The Atkins pattern has been to wait far too long to trade the best peices and get virtually nothing in return[Donaldson etc].. Let’s hope this doesn’t happen with Giles or anyone else. Trade everyone now!
How about Bautista, Encarnacion, Estrada, Smith Jr, & Travis?
So two players with no-trade clauses, one who dipped unexpectedly, one who’s trade value was only high under the prior management, and one who never had any. Brilliant.
I would have said 2017 and suggested Donaldson, Pillar, Smoak, Pearce, Happ, Estrada, Tepera, Liriano, Joe Smith and I did have thoughts about Osuna back then see he was young, inexpensive and dominant at-times.
Liriano and Smith were traded, Estrada faded and the rest were kept. Had they hit that rebuild button middle 2017 who knows who would have joined Vlad and company this year.
Keep apologizing. Happ, Donaldson, Osuna… once Atkins is done trading Stroman, Sanchez, Giles, and Smoak for nothing of value in return except more “utility players” with about as much upside as a bag of balls, you’ll say “they had no trade value” and “what a great job Shapkins are doing building the farm system”.. it’s justcthe same blah blah blah. They destroyed Cleveland, now they’re destroying Toronto. Ed Rogers should be embarrassed about the product on the field but I’m sure he doesn’t care either. #DumpsterFire
Encarnacion left immediately after a playoff run as a FA and still lead to a top prospect. I guess they could’ve sold him in 2016 but then fans would’ve rioted. Bautista came back as a FA in 2017 after that playoff run and didn’t have much value that season. So when would you have traded those two? You’d sell out a chance at a WS for a few prospects.
Dwight Smith, really? When was his value ever high. Even Travis. The only thing they could do was release him if they wanted to move on. When he had value, it never made sense to trade him.
Shapiro/Atkins appear to not know what they are doing? I keep on hoping that we will be shown how stupid and wrong many of us are about them! Sadly as we go along, there’s more and more evidence to suggest that a lot of us are correct in our assessment of them!
Well, get used to it. Atkins just signed an extension.
I gave them the benefit of the doubt also. They practically sabotaged their chances with an awful 2016-17 offseason, and when it was time to reset and rebuilding beginning in June 2017 they opted not to. That delayed everything. Add to the fact that a middle-of-the-road Jays team couldn’t be bothered letting Dwight Smith play prior to the Teoscar Hernandez trade or calling up Travis Bergen last year after the Aaron Loup trade. Instead they were all about extending a trade deadline candidate in Randal Grichuk and have kicked around the idea of extending Justin Smoak! Insanity.
Just don’t trade him to a playoff team. Guy isn’t mentally strong.
If this is just a two week stint, nothing to see here. Hopefully this is just rest. Hopefully.
Keep him. Adktins isn’t competent enough to finagle a decent return.
Yep it is
Inflammation means see ya any decent trade value. The “ we know better than anyone” should of traded him 2 weeks ago
Zaidi is now fielding calls he wasn’t fielding several days ago, and is also thinking he better move Smith sooner than he had planned to avoid the same fate.
Now it shouldn’t cost the Cubs as much in trade value, it’ll be nice to add him for the 8th inn
Was the injury to his chin or fist?
Look don’t slag Bautista, he gave the Jays 10 great years, but as with everyone age catches up with you and it did with him. The trouble with a lot of great players is they don’t know when its time to go and to leave the game on a postive note.
That being said I’m sitting here watching Jackson pitch and its really painful. And marvelous Buchholtz is gone to the 60 day IL . Ever since Boston cut him free because of injuries in 2016 he hasn’t had a season where he got more then 16 starts.
Does Shapiro and Atkins ever watch the mess they have created, if I was them I’d be embarrassed.
Maybe the Atkins conversation was more like:
“But data suggested Austin Jackson’s ERA was a staggering 0.00 and so was his WHIP!”
“Austin Jackson is an centre fielder. He plays for the Mets.”
“Then who did I sign? OOOOhhhhh! Dang! I did an Atkins again, didn’t I?”
Great, now Atkins will trade him for nothing and the apologists on this chat will say, “he wasn’t worth anything” just like they’ll say with Stroman, Sanchez & Smoak, and what they said after we got nothing of value in return for Happ, Donaldson, Smith Jr, Pearce, etc…
Why are Edwin Jackson, Clayton Richard and Clay Buchholz in any way involved with what is supposed to be a rebuild? Shapkins are destroying this organization from top to bottom; all of the groundwork laid by Ricciardi and AA is being burnt to the ground.
Ricciardi was the worst GM in Jays history and maybe all of baseball. He laid out absolutely nothing. AA can thank the rule changes and luxury tax hurting the upper echelon teams. AA was the stock market, up and down.
Jays have had a couple of really bad GM’s Ricciardi was terrible and did absolutely nothing and lets not forget Gord Ash who took over when Gillick left, I liked AA he might not have been always right but he was active and worked at building a team, just look at what he has brought to the Braves. And now we are saddled with Shapiro and Atkins with Atkins wanting to be a bigger screw-up then both Ricciardi and Ash combined.
Ash was up and down also. He had an issue with a few ownership changes with payroll issues attached, and made some awful trades involving people named David (Cone and Wells). Ash made a smart move by demoting Roy Halladay to Single-A Dunedin in 2001 to work with Mel Queen. However his trade for the great Mike Sirotka sealed his fate. At least Ash had decent drafts with a good minor league development system in-place. AA did not have that luxury after Ricciardi began cleaning house in 2002-03.
Jays fans were spoiled with Gillick. It took him a while to figure out how to do it right but when he did he became an Elite GM and HOFer.
There are only a few elite Gm’s around and obviously Atkins/Shapiro isn’t one of them.
Until the Rogers board wakes up and get’s their act together and realize that it starts at the top, this team is going flounder for years.