ALDS, Game 4: Blue Jays vs. Rangers lineups

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Here are the Blue Jays and Rangers lineups for Game 4 of the ALDS in Texas:

BLUE JAYS:
LF Ben Revere
3B Josh Donaldson
RF Jose Bautista
DH Edwin Encarnacion
1B Chris Colabello
SS Troy Tulowitzki
C Russell Martin
CF Kevin Pillar
2B Ryan Goins

SP R.A. Dickey

Pretty standard lineup for the Blue Jays against a left-hander, which means Chris Colabello starts at first base over Justin Smoak and bats ahead of Troy Tulowitzki. Russell Martin is back in the lineup after being on the bench in favor of Dioner Navarro in Game 3. During the regular season Martin was behind the plate for 20 of knuckleballer R.A. Dickey’s starts and the duo had a 3.44 ERA working together.

RANGERS:
CF Delino DeShields
RF Shin-Soo Choo
3B Adrian Beltre
DH Prince Fielder
1B Mitch Moreland
SS Elvis Andrus
LF Josh Hamilton
2B Rougned Odor
C Robinson Chirinos

SP Derek Holland

UPDATE: After going through pregame warm-ups Adrian Beltre is starting, as the Rangers have revised their lineup with him playing third base and batting third.

Blake Snell becomes client of Boras Corporation

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Ken Rosenthal and Josh Tolentino of The Athletic report that Rays starter Blake Snell has switched agencies, going from Apex Baseball to Boras Corporation. Snell is currently signed to a five-year, $50 million contract and will be under contract through 2023.

Snell found himself in hot water two weeks ago when he said on his Twitch stream that he wouldn’t risk his life to play baseball during a pandemic while receiving significantly reduced pay. Some described Snell as tone deaf for saying, “I gotta get my money. I’m not playing unless I get mine, okay?”

Boras represents many of baseball’s highest-paid players, including Gerrit Cole and Bryce Harper. Snell is not likely to win over any of the people he recently irritated by appearing to go after more money by hiring the highest-profile agent. What often goes unsaid is that players have a very limited window in which to use their elite athletic skills to make money.

Snell won the 2018 AL Cy Young Award, going 21-5 with a 1.89 ERA and a 221/64 K/BB ratio over 180 2/3 innings. He did not have nearly the same success last year, going 6-8 with a 4.29 ERA and a 147/40 K/BB ratio in 107 innings.