Ken Rosenthal is still communicating on Twitter with this @tmfb82, who is claiming to be relaying from inside the Jays’ front office. Good on Kenny Ken Ken for following up on anything with a shred of a possibility of not being total bullshit, I guess. But I think at this point, calling it a “shred” is being kind.
A few people were wondering why yesterday I didn’t seem more interested on discussing the merits of the supposed deal, bullshit or not. I’d be entirely for it, no hesitation. But meh.
Elsewhere over there, Parkes welcomes Fernando Rodney to the AL East on behalf of the Rays’ division rivals, and chimes in on the DJF anniversary by quipping that “the only thing more remarkable than the blog’s success is our transition from keyboard warrioring, homophobic misogynists into something that at least resembles functioning human beings.”
Parkes was on fire yesterday, as on Twitter he kills the Hall of Fame, and anyone bothering to debate the merits of anyone’s inclusion, by pointing out that “an awful lot of vitriol is being wasted on something that will erase its own relevance in a year when it refuses to elect Barry Bonds.”
Kevin Gray of the New Hampshire Union Leader answers some questions at his Gray Matter blog, kicking it off with one about what the hell happened with that Yu Darvish stuff. By the way, in case you were wondering, New Hampshire does, in fact, have a tiny little slice of coast line on the Atlantic. I’ll be damned!
Read it: The Red Sox former PR flack tells all for Boston Magazine. (In fact, I’ll read it myself– though I’m being told there’s nothing particularly mind-blowing in it. Yes, folks, sometimes I link stuff I haven’t full-on read yet. Deal with it.)
Mike Axisa of FanGraphs looks back at the fascinating, unfortunate story former number one overall pick (of the Yankees– think about that) Brien Taylor.
Lastly, Sam Miller of the Orange County Register has made “an extremely important discovery about Angels baseball.”