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…
Oh they went there. Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports that Alex Anthopoulos says the injury to Yankees closer Mariano Rivera will not change anything about the Jays’ plans for 2012. Nor should it.
A pair of gems over at Getting Blanked, with the latest edition of the GIFs of the Week, and the premier edition of Ryan Oakley’s KAPOWER rankings. You may remember Ryan from his hilariously awesome guide to having A Better Understanding of Baseball Teams for 2012.
In a notebook post for BlueJays.com, Gregor Chisholm tells us that Rajai Davis is day-to-day with a hip flexor injury, and that Sergio Santos will resume throwing Tuesday, and is hopeful to be back in about two weeks. Great news! (Well, the Santos bit, at least.)
Not to pick on him, because what else was he going to write about, but Ken Fidlin of the Toronto Sun takes a drive straight down the middle of Obvious Road, telling us that Brandon Morrow was pretty terrific last night, and that right now Edwin Encarnacion and Kelly Johnson are really carrying the Jays.
At FanGraphs, Matt Swartz ruminates on how clubs can turn farm system rankings into wins, while Carson Cistuli reminds you that you only have until noon Sunday to vote in their latest crowdsourcing project, on clubs’ radio broadcast teams.
Baseball Reference has overhauled their WAR calculations. Interesting stuff.
At the Blue Jay Hunter, Ian catches up with Angelina M., formerly Jays lady-mascot Diamond. Or, at least, one of them. I worked with another eons ago!
Lastly, not a whole lot of Jays-related tidbits in Keith Law’s latest chat at ESPN.com. He did, however, crack wise on a small sample size non-believer who is worried about Jose Bautista:
SSS aside, have you noticed anything in Bautista’s approach this year to lead you to believe he is no longer a dominant slugger?
He misses the man in white, obviously.
He also provided an excuse to listen to this…