Vlad Religion

Putting Vladimir Guerrero Jr's career under the microscope because there's never been a young player quite like him before.
Created 11 Apr 2019
  • Vlad Jr finishes second in AL MVP balloting
    19 Nov 2021
    It was always going to end like this, except when it wasn’t. One year ago, there was still some/considerable doubt about what Vladimir Guerrero Jr was and what he might achieve at the big league level...
  • Spare only the ones I love
    15 Nov 2021
    Vladimir Guerrero Jr has had a pretty good couple weeks. First he was named the first-ever winner of the Juan Marichal Award, given to the top Dominican player of the year. Enrique Rojas/ESPN @Enrique...
  • Richly deserved
    15 Oct 2021
    Vladimir Guerrero Jr is about to become fantastically rich by virtue of his ability to play baseball. Some might argue that the signing bonus he received at the tender age of 16, when he agree to join...
  • One-Six-One
    06 Oct 2021
    Of all the eye-popping numbers compiled by Vladimir Guerrero Jr in his third big league season, I think 161 might be the one that jumps out at me first. One hundred and sixty one games played and a ha...
  • This is why
    01 Oct 2021
    It is perversely emblematic of the 2021 Toronto Blue Jays that Vladimir Guerrero Jr did something incredible last night that is memorable for what it wasn’t as much for what it was. Guerrero blasted a...
  • Championship leverage
    22 Sep 2021
    How many times, in your mind, has Vladimir Guerrero Jr. come up with The Big Hit for the Blue Jays in 2021? Have their been moments during this rollercoaster of a season that you can remember saying t...
  • Superlative Deficit
    14 Sep 2021
    There are only so many ways to say “this guy is very good.” There are only so many adjectives to describe one of the best seasons in club history. But that’s what we’re seeing and what we should proba...
  • Phoenix in flight
    09 Sep 2021
    dustinsatloff A post shared by @dustinsatloff A little more than two years ago, Vladimir Guerrero Jr and Aroldis Chapman engaged in a batter/pitcher matchup for the ages. The precocious Guerrero, just...
  • Too bright to live, too bright to die
    07 Sep 2021
    Above you will find the complete list of players to hit 40 home runs in one season as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. There are 10 names on that list. On Monday morning there were only nine. Vladim...
  • First in drops and then in rivers
    31 Aug 2021
    For Vladimir Guerrero Jr, the signs were there. The positives, the markers of breakout and key indicators that things were going to be OK and soon. Those signs are even easier to see if you do nothing...
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