Marcus Stroman’s durability setting him apart from peers

Marcus Stroman's durability setting him apart from peers
Fans can take some credit for Marco Estrada's decision to re-sign with Toronto Blue Jays for 2018
Both the Blue Jays and Estrada expressed similar feelings in explaining why the extension got done less than two weeks before the end of the season.It’s going to be a big week for Joey Bats. Writers and broadcasters you rarely see at the Rogers Centre showed up on Tuesday to report on what will probably be the last week Bautista plays a home series in a Jays uniform after 10 memorable years. Forget the Stro Show. This week it’s going to be the Bats Channel, 24/7.

Olney: Blue Jays signing Estrada shows plan is to compete next year ColumnistsMike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals is congratulated by Eric Hosmer #35 after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning, setting a club record with 37 home runs in a season, during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on September 20, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Fans can take some credit for Marco Estrada's decision to re-sign with Toronto Blue Jays for 2018

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Toronto Blue Jays. So, as he sat in the dugout, he released some of that frustration and tore his hat in two.

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Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez and J.A. Happ. Joe Biagini is also being looked at as a potential starter while veteran lefty Brett Anderson is with the team for an extended audition.

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Marco Estrada forgoes free agency to remain a Blue Jay

Rebuilds can be done in a hurry, especially with a solid rotation — one that is much the same as it was two years ago when the Jays clinched their first AL East title in two decades and a wild-card berth last year — a deep bullpen, talented kids and Josh Donaldson for one more season.

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“If I can show that I’m back to my normal self, what I’ve done for the last few years for these guys maybe they’ll want me back,” Estrada said. “I’m hoping to come back. I’m trying to show them I’m still that guy. I’ve just got to keep pitching well.”The Blue Jays right-hander signed a one-year deal with the club for $13 million, avoiding free agency, insisting the main motivation for his wanting to stay in Toronto was not money, but simply because he likes it here and, not to go all Sally Field, but because Jays fans really, really like him.

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Marcus Stroman, J.A. Happ and Aaron Sanchez. Depending on what the arbitration-eligible Sanchez and Stroman end up earning, the Blue Jays will likely spend no more than $35 million on those four. Obviously, a fifth starter will need to be found — and the Blue Jays would love to have strong starting depth beyond that.

We’ve sent you an email with instructions to create a new password. Your existing password has not been changed.The Royals sent 12 batters to the plate in the decisive second and pounded out seven hits, including a two-run home run by Salvador Perez. Whit Merrifield and Mike Moustakas also homered for the Royals during the rout.Although Bautista would obviously like to be going out on better terms, Gibbons said he shows up every day ready to play, regardless of his physical condition or the team’s record.

An RBI double for Russell Martin and an RBI single for Barney capped off the Blue Jays’ scoring in the seventh. Alex Gordon broke Major League Baseball’s single-season record for home runs in the eighth, when his solo homer off reliever Ryan Tepera become the 5,694th of the year, besting the previous mark set in 2000.

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Fans can take some credit for Marco Estrada's decision to re-sign with Toronto Blue Jays for 2018
Fans can take some credit for Marco Estrada's decision to re-sign with Toronto Blue Jays for 2018

It’s the way things go, so often in sports.

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Texas Rangers that magical October evening in 2015 when Bautista’s bat-flip homer lifted the Rogers Centre roof.

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However, it’s not just the accumulation of his offensive numbers that fans, coaches and teammates will remember. He ranks top 5 in most of the club’s major offensive categories. Rather, it’s the accumulation of big-time franchise moments, led by the polarizing “bat-flip” home run in Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS against the Texas Rangers.

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Skeptics may not be so optimistic about the Jays’ short-term future, but Estrada doesn’t care.In 533 2/3 innings with Toronto, Estrada sports a 3.81 ERA and 1.175 WHIP.

Latest loss a reminder that Blue Jays' pitching search not over yet
Latest loss a reminder that Blue Jays' pitching search not over yet
“He’s an incredible teammate and that makes these decisions so much easier,” said Toronto general manager Ross Atkins, adding that Estrada’s return greatly enhances the Blue Jays’ chances of putting a winning product on the field in 2018.

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Bautista is near the top in almost every Toronto career offensive category. If it wasn’t very Carlos Delgado, he’d be No.1 in many.

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But really, congratulations to Jays fans for putting obvious pressure on the organization to continue trying to field a contender in 2018.

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Right-handed starter sticks around for another season.

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Toronto will close out the regular season next week with a six-game road trip that includes stops in Boston and New York.Estrada’s re-signing is the first step towards that.

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