Holy awesome: the Blue Jay Hunter recently examined the legacy of Joe Carter, asking if maybe it was a bit overrated– as the sabermetrically inclined certainly would say– and he got quite the comment in response, from a user in Kansas, claiming to be Joe Carter himself. It’s so him.
The Toronto Sun goes through the interesting exercise of comparing the 2010 Jays to this year’s version, position by position. And while I don’t get how they can say Adam Lind was better than Lyle Overbay (sad as that is), and I could very easily answer their rhetorical question “What does it say about this year’s rotation when the man with the third highest win total (five), Reyes, was released in July” with “it says that pitcher wins mean sweet fuck all,” it’s still worth a look.
According to his Twitter, Keith Law will no longer be a guest on the Fan590, as he’s taken his talents to
South Beach TSN Radio.
Gregor Chisholm of BlueJays.com tells us that Jose Bautista may be a repeat winner of the Hank Aaron Award, whatever that is.
Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star thinks his friend Terry Francona deserved better. (Which is true, actually. Not that I mind the Red Sox being panicky idiots or anything.)
Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated notices that Prince Fielder was the first player in 25 years sitting on a .299 average in his last at-bat of the season to take a walk. Sign him up!
MLBTR lets us know that a bunch of minor leaguers opted for free agency this week, among them relievers Wil Ledezma and PJ Walters, who were briefly in the Majors with the Jays this year.
According to the New York Post, the Jays aren’t the only team who screw around their long-serving beer men for no good goddamn reason.
Shi Davidi of Sportsnet (no Rogers anymore, thank you very much) tells the tale of how Ricky Romero turned his own failure at double-A into a positive and how JP Arencibia helped him.
Lastly, Bluebird Banter continues their review of the players they named as the Jays’ top prospects back at the start of the year, examining the seasons of the guys ranked 11-20.
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