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 Afternoon Snack…
At Getting Blanked, Drew does one of his nifty little fame audits on Brett Lawrie.
At the Toronto Star, Richard Griffin looks at the Jays’ in-camp roster puzzle. He also brings the notes for yesterday’s Kyle Drabek start. And elsewhere at the Star, we’re shown examples of players mimicking JP Arencibia and his impression of ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian.
Turning to today’s game, Mike Wilner tweets that Brandon Morrow threw an underwhelming 58 pitches for 32 strikes in five innings, “but I’m confident I missed a couple in the top of the 5th.” Morrow struggled to command his fastball, but gave up just one hit and two walks, striking out only one.
John Lott of the National Post thinks the battle for left field could last all season long.
House of the Bluebird tries to project some outfield performance for the Jays.
In case you missed it yesterday– like we did over here– Dutch Clutch, Rick VandenHurk was claimed on waivers by the Clevelands. Or, so says Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealer.
Gregor Chisholm talks to Noah Syndergaard at BlueJays.com.
Meanwhile, Mike Rutsey of the Toronto Sun figures that Kyle Drabek and Travis Snider are fated for Vegas.
Lastly, FanGraphs looks at the Red Sox Daniel Bard experiment, which judging by his start against the Jays this week, may have already gone awry.