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… er… Evening Snack…
Jays Journal wonders what the McGowan extension means for Brett Cecil, without… y’know… suggesting what they think it might mean.
At Getting Blanked, Drew speaks to some Cecil-related concerns, explaining Why Stuff and Velocity Always Matters.
Elsewhere at Getting Blanked, Parkes talks about Dustin McGowan’s latest injury setback– quelle surprise!
Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun talks to Jason Frasor in a State of the Clubhouse kind of deal. The Sun also lets us know that John Farrell has his players backs. And that Yunel Escobar seems to be back at the top of the Jays lineup, signalling the end of the Kelly Johnson as leadoff experiment. Aaaaand that Adam Lind doesn’t like back injuries. Also, something about Eric Thames.
At the Toronto Star we’re told that Ricky Romero is still looking for a place to live in Toronto. No, he doesn’t want to stay on your couch.
“Those discussions were in a bar,” says Paul Beeston, referring to how talks like the debate over Dustin McGowan’s contract used to go, according to the National Post. “I’m not making that up. Those were the best. All we had to have was one person remember who said what, so we could get back together later on.”
Extra Base Hit reports that Jays closer Sergio Santos has selected the song he’ll come out to during ninth inning save opportunities this year: Rob Zombie’s Dragula. High school me would be appalled by this but… um… nails!!!!
Bluebird Banter expands on ESPN’s recent article comparing Brett Lawrie to, essentially, baseball’s most elite players ever.
Break out the lame puns, suggests Shi Davidi of Sportsnet: Anthony Gose stole home.
Kyle Drabek is among the more pitchers under 25 favoured by John Sickels of Minor League Ball.
Mop Up Duty has some thoughts about the McGowan extension that I disagree with it. Nice story about “sending a message” to the club’s players and the rest of the league, but… come on.
Not quite a Votto You Talking About moment, as it doesn’t involve the Jays, but John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer and being too big time to respond to an email about being a guest on our podcast, talks to Joey Votto about that thing that’s happening in like two years.
Lastly, apparently DJF is going big time. Jason Collette mentioned us yesterday on ESPN’s Fantasy Focus Baseball podcast, and today we were name-dropped by Keith Law on a Jays-heavy-ish edition of ESPN’s Baseball Today podcast. Thanks for the shout outs!