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.
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.