Now it’s time for all the stuff I don’t figure on making full posts out of, with the spiffy graphic by Matt English (aka @mattomic). It’s your Mid-Afternoon Snack…
Craig Robinson of Flip Flop Fly Ball is taking his awesome work to Getting Blanked, debuting his
biweekly fortnightly infographic extravaganza yesterday with a decidedly non-graphic infographic on the cubic capacity of Rogers Centre.
Catch Craig on the latest FanGraphs podcast, as well.
Seems like yesterday I wasn’t the only one being cranky, as Parkes refuted the sportswriter’s favourite old canard, “it’s not your money,” at Getting Blanked, while in that same corner of the interweb, Drew thanked Geoff Baker for his concern, with enough sarcasm that, if it were beer, would have filled Rogers Centre– an impressive feat (see above).
Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com isn’t terribly high the Jays’ high-end prospects, with just four among his top 100: Travis d’Arnaud (25), Anthony Gose (57), Jake Marisnick (58), and Noah Syndergaard (95). The Jays didn’t rank among the top ten teams, based on his “prospect points” system, which awards 100 points to the team with the top prospect, 99 to the team with prospect two, and so on.
John Sickels of Minor League Ball looks at Mayo’s list and waxes on a few points– one of them being the one that immediately struck me: what the hell is Manny Banuelos doing at number 13?
All week I’ve been meaning to do something with the just-released ZiPS projections for the 2012 Jays, which are available at Baseball Think Factory, but since nothing has materialized yet, I’m just gonna go ahead and at least link the damn thing for you.
Kevin Gray of the New Hampshire Union Leader and insisting Yu Darvish was a Jay has a Q&A with hot prospect Jake Marisnick at Gray Matter.
Normally my eyes glaze over at over-long serialized prospects lists, like Jays Journal happens to be doing at the “moment” (read: over the next several weeks), because I just couldn’t possibly be bothered to give a shit about the background of guys who will be lucky to one day make it to double-A. I’ll catch up when it maybe looks like they’re going somewhere, thanks. That said, Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus called Jays Journal’s number 41, Eric Arce, his sleeper, so I figure it’s worth a read.
By way of NotGraphs, it’s Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun on TVO’s awesome The Agenda with Steve Paikin!
Late addition: here’s the Jays 2012 promotional schedule, for those of you who give a shit about bobbleheads.
Lastly, depth moves! MLBTR tells us that the Jays have signed right-hander Tim Redding, left-hander Bill Murphy and catcher Kyle Phillips. Cue repellant asshole making a sarcastic remark about this being all the Jays could sign this off-season.