Home

It's Not All Hockey Up Here, Eh?: A Toronto Blue Jays Dynasty

This is a discussion on It's Not All Hockey Up Here, Eh?: A Toronto Blue Jays Dynasty within the Baseball Dynasties forums.

Go Back   Operation Sports Forums > Dynasty Headquarters > Baseball Dynasties
Sports Game of the Year in 2020: MLB The Show 20
Best Racing Game in 2020: F1 2020
Best Franchise Mode in 2020: Super Mega Baseball 3
Poll: What's more important to you, when the time comes to purchase a game? (Click to vote)
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-02-2012, 10:02 PM   #1
AC
Win the East
 
AC's Arena
 
OVR: 36
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 15,045
Blog Entries: 5
It's Not All Hockey Up Here, Eh?: A Toronto Blue Jays Dynasty

Well, after waiting for Scott's (amazing) rosters, and making some slight edits, it's time for me to finally start this. Please do not post until I give the OK.
__________________
Quote:
"Twelve at-bats is a pretty decent sample size." - Eric Byrnes
AC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisements - Register to remove
Old 08-02-2012, 10:05 PM   #2
AC
Win the East
 
AC's Arena
 
OVR: 36
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 15,045
Blog Entries: 5
Re: It's Not All Hockey Up Here, Eh?: A Toronto Blue Jays Dynasty

Ted slowly woke up. He felt bruised, heavily. An observant man, he took in his surroundings. Dark lights, empty room, wrists tied to the chair he suddenly realized he was sitting on. He saw a dark figure in the dim lights. He had a pistol, which he realized he must have been hit with. The man slowly walked towards him, and spoke quietly.....
Quote:
“I think it’s time you stopped....
Interfering.


(full credit to Frank is the Tank for that great graphic)

Rosters: Scott's ZiPS (with slight custom edits)
Schedule: 162 games
30 Team Control: Of course.
Hitting Difficulty: Veteran (will hopefully be moved up.)
Pitching Difficulty: Veteran (will hopefully be moved up.)
Sliders: Custom
Injuries: On, and moved up for the first year to simulate the ridiculous amount of injuries the Jays have had.


2011

2011 was an up and down year for the Toronto Blue Jays. To go along with positives such as the beginning of the Brett Lawrie and Colby Rasmus era, the Jays started big-time names like Cory Patterson, Jo-Jo Reyes, and Juan Rivera. Despite the team only being .500, it led the league in extra innings wins. The team was, after it got rid of its stop gap veterans, a very fun and exciting team to watch.

Enter the hype machine known as Sportsnet. The Blue Jays were linked to every free agent in the market, and even reportedly signed Prince Fielder and Yu Darvish, before other teams emerged to dispel those rumours. Fans are expecting very big things from this year. Despite only being 2 and a half years into a 5 year rebuild, fans have grown impatient. How the club deals with that will remain to be seen.

Looking Forward

The Blue Jays have one of the best farm systems in baseball, if not the best. With young studs like Anthony Gose, Travis d'Arnaud, Jake Marisnick, Noah Syndergaard, Aaron Sanchez, Jacob Anderson, Justin Nicolino, et al, you'll be seeing some very good players in a few years. Here's our top prospects list;
__________________
Quote:
"Twelve at-bats is a pretty decent sample size." - Eric Byrnes

Last edited by AC; 09-05-2012 at 11:55 PM.
AC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
AC
Win the East
 
AC's Arena
 
OVR: 36
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 15,045
Blog Entries: 5
Re: It's Not All Hockey Up Here, Eh?: A Toronto Blue Jays Dynasty

Top 20 Prospects As Of Spring Training

1.) Travis díArnaud
Was there really ever any doubt? The 2011 Eastern League MVP showed off his multi-faceted game, by hitting well over .300 with 20 HRs and leading a staff throughout the playoffs to a Championship. Heís the best catching prospect in the game, and might just be a top 10 prospect. He will start the year in Las Vegas.

2.) Jake Marisnick
Marisnick had a stellar year as well in 2011. After being taken in the 3rd round in 2009, Marisnick broke out in Lansing. He showed off his 5-tool abilities, hitting .320 with 14 HRs and 37 stolen bases, to go along with plus defence. Marisnick has the potential to be a Matt Kemp-like star. He will start the year at Single A, but he wonít be there for long.

3.) Noah Syndergaard
Syndergaard is a fireballer. Heís big, projectable, and has immense talent. He put up ridiculous numbers at Bluefield before putting up great numbers at Vancouver. He has #2 starter upside. He will start the year in Single A.

4.) Anthony Gose
Runs like Hayes, so itís a shame that he canít hit like Mays.
Spoiler
Anthony Gose has a ridiculous amount of speed, stealing 70 bases and getting caught just 15 times. However, he hit just .253 in AA. He showed some pop, with 16 homers, but that isnít exactly useful in a leadoff man. If he can hit for contact, he could be a star. Heíll start the year at AAA.

5.) Daniel Norris
Daniel Norris is something special. Very rarely does an arm that hasnít played in the pros yet make ESPNís top 100 prospects list. So itís all the more impressive that Daniel Norris, a high school lefty, did just that. There isnít much info on Norris, as heís coming out of high school. He was ranked the best pitcher in the draft by some, and wouldíve been a top 5 pick, had there not been signablilty concerns. He was rumoured to be asking for 5M, but only signed for 2M. The Jays just might have gotten the steal of the draft with this pick. Heíll start the year at A.

6.) Aaron Sanchez
Aaron Sanchez has great raw stuff. Itíd be even better if he could actually control it. Sanchez wasnít very good in the Appy League or in Vancouver last year, so that heíll be promoted to Lansing is incredibly debatable. As just stated, he will start the year off in Lansing A ball.

7.) Justin Nicolino
Justin Nicolino is more or less the exact opposite of Aaron Sanchez. While he doesnít exactly through the hardest, he knows how to pitch. Heís got great control, and a great feel for pitching. Nicolino was absolutely ridiculous in Vancouver last year, putting up a stupid good 1.03 ERA in 12 games, 9 of them started. He gave up just 28 hits and 11 walks in 52.1 innings pitched, with 64 strikeouts and a .156 BAA. The only reason Sanchez is higher ranked than him is because Sanchez was drafted higher. Based on how they perform, though, watch Sanchez and Nicolino to battling to move up the depth charts. Heíll start in Lansing A Ball.

8.) Adeiny Hechavarria
Hechavarria will probably be the first of these prospects to be promoted. He could win multiple gold gloves throughout his career, but whether heíll be able to hit enough to stay in the lineup remains to be seen. The prized Cuban shortshop, the 16M dollar prospect, only hit .235 at AA last year. Hitting coach Chad Mottola worked wonders with him after he was promoted, however, and during his 25 games in Las Vegas, he hit a ridiculous .389. Las Vegas does inflate some numbers, but thatís off the charts. If he can keep that up, heíll be promoted in no time. Heíll start the year in AAA Las Vegas.

9.) Kevin Comer
Comer slipped during the 2011 draft because of signability concerns, however, they might have had a steal (Iím sensing a pattern here). Comer only signed for $1,650,000 out of high school, were he struck out 16 batters in one game once. Heís big, projectable, and exactly what the Blue Jays like. Heíll start the year in single A.

10.) Jacob Anderson
Jacob Anderson was yet another slipper during the 2011 draft. Iím really seeing a pattern here. Heís sort of like Jacob Marisnick, only more highly touted. The number 35 pick in the draft, heís a five tool guy. I see him having a breakout year like Marisnick had. He doesnít do one thing great, but he does everything good, as the old saying goes. I expect him to be competing for a roster spot on the MLB team. Heíll start the year in Single A.

11.) Adonys Cardona
For an introduction to the pro game, Cardona struck out 10.1 Gulf Coast League batters per nine innings in 2011. Thereís more to him than just getting hitters to swing and miss. To go along with his fastball that should be plus, he looks like he should have both a good curve and changeup as he develops. He needs to refine everything, but given that heíll pitch all of 2012 at age 18, thereís time for him to reach his very large potential.

12.) Deck McGuire
While McGuire may not have the ceiling of some of the young guns in the Blue Jaysí system, he does have a four-pitch mix, an idea of what to do with them and excellent mound presence. The Georgia Tech standoutís pitches - fastball, curve, slider and changeup - can be average or better as he develops. Drafted as a pitcher who could move quickly, and he made it to Double-A in his first full season. If he continues to command the ball and mix his pitches well, heíll continue to move quickly. He profiles as a No. 3-type starter, a reliable and durable workhorse who could be big league ready soon.

13.) A.J. Jimenez
Itís tough to be a catching prospect in this system, what with J.P. Arencibia in the big leagues and Travis díArnaud at the upper levels, but Jimenez is one to watch. Heís thrown out 42 percent of would-be basestealers in his career and has shown a knack for making consistent contact, hitting better than .300 in each of the past two seasons. Heíll keep moving up, giving the Blue Jays a good problem to have.

14.) Marcus Knecht
Home town hero, here! A Canadian, straight from Toronto, Knecht profiles to be a good fourth outfielder, if not a starter some day. He can do everything well, and the fact that heís Canadian guarantees that weíll, at the least, give him a shot. Heíll start the year in Single A.

15.) Danny Barnes
Barnes is a 22 year old closer with a below average arm that somehow manages to get guys out. Closers are generally fireballers, but he isnít, so heíd better have some very good control. Heíll start in Single A, but he might not be there for long.

16.) Dwight Smith Jr.
Ranked as the best pure hitter in the draft of 2011, Smith Jr has MLB bloodlines, with a father who played outfield for the Cubs. Heíll battle to be moved up the depth charts. Heíll also start in single A.

17.) Sam Dyson
Dyson isnít a fireballer, he doesnít get many strikeouts, but he does one important thing very well; He gets a LOT of ground balls. Weíd have seen more of him, but he was injured all of last year. If he performs, he could be a surprise call up. Heíll start in single A.

18.) Matt Dean
Dean is a power hitting 3B that was one of the best bats in the 2011 MLB Draft. With Lawrie at 3rd, heíll probably be converted to either a corner outfield position, or, more likely, second base.

19.) Roberto Osuna
Roberto Osuna is one that excites the organization, even if heís a bit far away from Toronto. His uncle is Antonio Osuna, the long-time big league reliever and the teenager has some Major League caliber stuff himself. Just a teenager making his U.S. debut, he already features a fastball in the 89-94 mph range. He has the makings of both a good breaking ball and a feel for a changeup. Jays fans might have to be patient, but the payoff might be substantial.

20.) Chris Hawkins
Hawkins had a very solid Appalachian League campaign in 2011, hitting for average and stealing some bases while getting accustomed to playing left field. He showed some extra-base pop from the left side of the plate and that should develop into a bit more home run power. Heís a decent runner with good instincts on the basepaths, and he should be a good corner outfield option down the line.

Honorable Mentions; Chad Jenkins, Michael Crouse, Kellen Sweeney, Dickie Thon, Sean Nolin.
__________________
Quote:
"Twelve at-bats is a pretty decent sample size." - Eric Byrnes
AC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 11:07 PM   #4
AC
Win the East
 
AC's Arena
 
OVR: 36
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 15,045
Blog Entries: 5
Re: It's Not All Hockey Up Here, Eh?: A Toronto Blue Jays Dynasty

Here's a video to get you guys hyped up that I made. Decent quality. Spoilered for some foul language in the song (two words lol, just not taking chances).

Spoiler


Sorry for my bad editing skills lol.
__________________
Quote:
"Twelve at-bats is a pretty decent sample size." - Eric Byrnes
AC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 11:12 PM   #5
AC
Win the East
 
AC's Arena
 
OVR: 36
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 15,045
Blog Entries: 5
Re: It's Not All Hockey Up Here, Eh?: A Toronto Blue Jays Dynasty

OK, you guys are good to start posting. I hope you enjoy. Will try to keep the gameplay/backstory ratio to 2:1. If you guys have any suggestions for anything, I'm all ears!
__________________
Quote:
"Twelve at-bats is a pretty decent sample size." - Eric Byrnes
AC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisements - Register to remove
Old 08-02-2012, 11:37 PM   #6
MVP
 
jknott10's Arena
 
OVR: 17
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,613
I actually think it was a nicely done video. From the first post with Ted tied up its already interesting. Can't wait to see this unfold
jknott10 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 11:48 PM   #7
AC
Win the East
 
AC's Arena
 
OVR: 36
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 15,045
Blog Entries: 5
Re: It's Not All Hockey Up Here, Eh?: A Toronto Blue Jays Dynasty

^ Thanks, man. Means a lot.










Some VERY interesting story lines developing from the first day of camp.
__________________
Quote:
"Twelve at-bats is a pretty decent sample size." - Eric Byrnes

Last edited by AC; 08-08-2012 at 07:55 PM.
AC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 02:43 AM   #8
All Star
 
bhurst99's Arena
 
OVR: 27
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Hamilton, Ont.
Re: It's Not All Hockey Up Here, Eh?: A Toronto Blue Jays Dynasty

Good luck. Yeah, you'd have to kidnap someone at Rogers to get them to spend money on the team.
bhurst99 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

« Operation Sports Forums > Dynasty Headquarters > Baseball Dynasties »


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:11 AM.

Top -