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…
How does Stoeten do this every day? Link dumps are the bane of my existence. Speaking of Bane…
First and foremost, I want to expand on Parkes’ praise of John Lott yesterday on the DFJ podcast. The National Post really has the most daring/interesting sports section in the city. Today we have Guy Spurrier getting his Baseball Reference on with regards to Henderson Alvarez and Brooks Baseballin’ hard on Kyle Drabek.
Your boy the Blue Jay Hunter with an in-depth look at the struggles of Jose Bautista. It ain’t pretty, nor is it for the faint of heart.
Fangraphs is quick to remind us that while Matt Kemp’s hot start is great, Jose Bautista’s was even better just a year ago.
Eric Karabell of ESPN squeaks out a fantasy post on the new One Man Gang – Edwin Encarnacion. ($)
Steve Buffery of the Sun touches on the struggles of hitters currently installed in key lineup spots for the Jays.
Brett Lawrie. I’m beginning to think he can’t help it.
Fangraphs does a thing on “change of scenery” hitters for whom very little changed (aka they still suck.) Weird they didn’t include former local whipping boy Aaron Hill. Must be his .266/.363/.481 slash line with four home runs.
Kevin Goldstein leaves a few Blue Jays nuggets in his Minor League Update on Baseball Prospectus.
One more thing I forgot: Jason Frasor likes the new CBA and (probably) thinks it will allow him to make more money. Which would be why he likes it. Also: Jason Frasor is not a Dominican teenager.
Here is today’s Getting Blanked show, with some talk about last night’s Darvish/Drabek duel.