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GMs use emojis and animated .gifs when responding to trade proposals

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If you’re anything like me, you have perhaps unintentionally romanticized the job of a general manager. I have very little idea how a trade conversation between two GMs would actually go down, but I’ve always assumed it involved full sentences with perfect grammar and capitalization, and would look nothing like a conversation between me and my friends.

Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith has turned that fantasy on its head. He writes that one thing he learned at the GM meetings was that GMs use emojis and animated .gifs when responding to trade proposals.

My favorite reply to the news was from our own D.J. Short:

JERRY DIPOTO: u up??

BILLY EPPLER: yea y?

JERRY DIPOTO: trout

BILLY EPPLER: dude no lol [insert Michael Jordan .gif]

Blue Jays could move Jaime Garcia to bullpen

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Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays are considering moving starter Jaime Garcia to the bullpen. If they go that route, Sam Gaviglio would start in Garcia’s place on Sunday against the Angels.

Garcia, 31, has struggled to a 6.16 ERA with a 56/31 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings over 13 starts this season. Gaviglio, meanwhile, has a 3.75 ERA with 35 striekouts and 11 walks in 36 innings across six starts and two relief appearances for the Jays this year.

Garcia inked a one-year, $10 million contract with the Jays in February. The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season worth $10 million with a $2 million buyout.