Holy fuck, I haven’t checked my Google Reader in like four days. Lot’s to link to– none of which was worthy of a full post. Here’s your Mid-Afternoon Snack…

It came before Ken Rosenthal’s piece, which I just posted about (hence not making another one for this), but back on the 31st Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune suggested that the Jays offered Kyle Drabek for Matt Garza. Makes more sense than some of the prospects who haven’t had massive setbacks, amiright?

Beyond the Boxscore ranks the Jays prospects into tiers, placing three– Travis d’Arnaud, Jake Marisnick and Noah Sydergaard– in the top level, reserved for future MLB stars and number one starters. Y’know, for whatever that’s worth.

Getting Blanked passes along Jon Heyman’s suggestion that a painful-sounding affliction is keeping Jeff Bagwell out of the Hall of Fame: ‘roid taint.

Also at Getting Blanked, Parkes tells us he likes the look of the Jays bullpen, and talks AJ Burnett in reference to the rumours that Prince Fielder may be looking for an opt-out clause.

Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLB Trade Rumors looks at the remaining potential rotation options for the Jays.

MLBTR would also like to point out that the Jays signed some guys.

Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star tells us that Jason Frasor was rather happy to hear the news the trade that will send him back to the Jays.

Buster Olney of ESPN.com (Insider Olney) ranks the Jays as having the 7th best lineup in the Majors. Unfortunately, two higher-ranked ones play in the Jays’ division, not to mention the pitching-rich Rays. Ugh.

Jays Journal looks ahead at the pick hauls for AL East clubs in the 2012 draft.

The Tao of Stieb opens up the ol’ tweet bag for the first time in 2012.

Lastly, according to the Toronto Sun, Roy Halladay saved a boy who’d been attacked by an anaconda. No, really.

Comments (12)

  1. Nice! 7 picks for the Jays in the first 3 rounds. Anyone up to date on the depth of this years draft class? It will be interesting to see if the Jays continue to stock up on pitching or go for more of the best athlete available thing like they used to.

    Pity the trade deadline comes after the draft. Would be helpful to the Jays if they knew what they had to specifically restock after any trade deadline deals they made.

  2. Its interesting that gershman doesnt like hutchison or sanchez that much. Everyone seems to love syndergaard now which is fascinating since he was a relative no namer when he was drafted last year. Also, its not surprising marisnick is ranked ahead of gose. Marisnick is a much better hitter

  3. funny it was doc, carpenter and BJ RYAN!? out on the fishing trip who saved that dude..

  4.  I can’t help but think there were some awkward conversations on that trip. Cy Young calibre season, World Series win…and Ryan caught a trout THIS BIG!

  5. Finally BJ Ryan brings some value.

  6. I want my future children to be blessed by Halladay. 

  7. Richard Griffin is losing it:

    “”It felt like I was never coming back. It rerally did”

    I can’t believe Jason Frasor really said rerally.

    “Frasor in 2011 broke the club’s all-time record for appearances set by Tom Henke”

    Frasor broke Duane Ward’s club record, not Henke.

  8. Andrew, have you told people that the Jays Journal Top 50 prospects list is in progress now?

  9. He’s been losing it for what now?

    4 years?

  10. Completely unrelated to any of the links, but I was just playing around with the Draft Pick Search tool on MLBTR.com.

    In the 2003 draft the Jays took Aaron Hill in Round 1.  So far, he’s got the 4th highest career WAR of every player taken in the top 10 rounds that year.  

    And it doesn’t seem like that bad of  a draft year either.  Only 3 guys from 2004 are ahead of him and only 11 from 2002.  

    Lesson to take from this?  Don’t put too much weight on anything but your top tier prospects.

  11. What we all know has now been proven:  Roy Halladay is a superhero.

  12. “It was an emotional day. I think it was the first time I cried since I gave up five runs in Atlanta a couple of years ago.” -Jaxon Frasor

    I find this line also right after that typo to be hilarious as well.

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