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Old Jun 25, 19, 8:36 am
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Sanchez is horrible lately and time for a reset for him either in the minors or with another team. Jays starters haven't been good all year but dreadful lately.
I think Stroman has been ok considering the lack of run support in most of his starts... and Sanchez's blister issues continue to resurface and most likely a contributing factor (i.e. nagging but not always debilitating enough to prevent a start) to his crappiness as of late.

Glad to see Gurriel Jr. back to his former self and Vlady Jr. seems to be hanging in there.
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Old Jun 25, 19, 9:29 pm
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I was just researching how branded fares credit within UA MP (to determine if I should pay extra for Flex on an upcoming domestic AC booking) and unsurprisingly, I found precisely the information I needed on FT. This is a great community.
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Old Jun 26, 19, 10:15 am
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post


I think Stroman has been ok considering the lack of run support in most of his starts... and Sanchez's blister issues continue to resurface and most likely a contributing factor (i.e. nagging but not always debilitating enough to prevent a start) to his crappiness as of late.

Glad to see Gurriel Jr. back to his former self and Vlady Jr. seems to be hanging in there.
I think itís time to revisit Sanchez as a starter. Heís not consistent enough and maybe his ongoing blister issues would be better managed if he was acting as a reliever.
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Old Jun 27, 19, 7:46 am
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Did my eyes fool me or did I see @24left post in another thread lately?

Hope youíre coming back Left!
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Old Jun 27, 19, 11:47 am
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Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope View Post
Did my eyes fool me or did I see @24left post in another thread lately?

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Not one but NINE posts today. Welcome back @24left !
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Old Jun 27, 19, 4:55 pm
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Old Jun 27, 19, 5:04 pm
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Old Jun 27, 19, 6:22 pm
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Just got back from my eldest's high school graduation. A much better ceremony than mine back in the dark ages. It helps that she was in a class of 30 instead of my 300.

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Old Jun 27, 19, 6:55 pm
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I love Lu, of course. Could have done without the $3M cap hit to my team for the next 3 years though.
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Old Jun 27, 19, 7:22 pm
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I love Lu, of course. Could have done without the $3M cap hit to my team for the next 3 years though.
heís a 40 yr old goalie with 3 years left on his contract. Ummmm, what were they thinking??
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Old Jun 27, 19, 8:06 pm
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he’s a 40 yr old goalie with 3 years left on his contract. Ummmm, what were they thinking??
It was one of those 12-year-long contacts heavily front-end loaded that the league has effectively outlawed as had he kept playing the Canucks would've only had to pay $1.6M this season before it dropped to 1 million in each of the last 2 years of the deal but since he retired now it's just over $3M cap hit for the last 3 years of the contact. Broadeur played until he was 42 I think so Bobby Lu could've had another 1-2 years as the wily back-up goaltender but opted out now rather than go that route.

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Old Jun 27, 19, 8:19 pm
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It was one of those 12-year-long contacts heavily front-end loaded that the league has effectively outlawed as had he kept playing the Canucks would've only had to pay $1.6M this season before it dropped to 1 million the last 2 years of the deal but since he retired now it's just over $3M cap hit for the last 3 years of the contact. Broadeur played until he was 42 I think so Bobby Lu could've had another 1-2 years as the wily back-up goaltender but opted out now rather than go that route.
I guess it worked out better than DiPietro
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Old Jun 30, 19, 8:43 am
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Anyone know whatís going on at YYZ right now? Looks like all the aircrafts are using RWY05 for take off. I was near Humber College and every 45 seconds or so there was an aircraft flying over.
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Old Jun 30, 19, 11:14 am
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Could it be this? Summer runway alternation program.
https://www.torontopearson.com/en/co...n-program-2019
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Old Jun 30, 19, 12:04 pm
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Could it be this? Summer runway alternation program.
https://www.torontopearson.com/en/co...n-program-2019
Yea I think so, thanks for the link. I checked the date and it matches.

Not sure what the purpose really is, but having an aircraft flying by every 45 seconds definitely makes the noise much worse. And having so many aircrafts taxing all around the airport and/or flying all around the airport means burning more fuel.
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