While it won’t quite be his full-fledged debut, as we saw him in action a little bit last night, this afternoon Jays fans are getting the full Gose, as the prospect not only cracks the lineup, but finds himself at the top of it– all while wearing Cito Gaston’s number 43, no less!

It all feels a little… soon. But I can’t deny that it’s fun as shit watching the fastest player in a Jays uniform since, I don’t know, Otis Nixon?

Maybe I’m forgetting someone, but regardless, point is, the kid is damn fast. It’s kind of awesome.

That’s all.


John Lott of the National Post talks to Gose, who says he was surprised Travis Snider didn’t get the call-up, and praises Snider’s hard work, great season, and all the help he’s given him.

Lott also has a full story up on the tweets of his we posted earlier, regarding Colby Rasmus, Tony La Russa and their missed connection.

At Minor League Ball, John Sickels reviews Gose as his Prospect of the Day.

Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star doesn’t think the Bautista injury changes much about the Jays’ deadline strategy,

MLBTR passes along a piece from Bob Nightengale of USA Today in which he says that the Diamondbacks will (italics mine) trade Justin Upton. OK, then!

Baseball America lists the amount of money spent on draft bonuses over the last two years, and if you add the columns up, the Jays find themselves third in baseball, having handed out $21.4825-million.

Lastly, for your between-inning viewing pleasure, here’s edition of Getting Blanked.

TV: Sportsnet

And now the lineups, by way of the live box score at theScore.com. And for those of you who’ll be out and about, be sure to follow all the action on your phone with Score Mobile

Toronto Blue Jays

A. Gose RF
B. Lawrie 3B
C. Rasmus CF
E. Encarnacion 1B
A. Lind DH
J. Arencibia C
K. Johnson 2B
R. Davis LF
O. Vizquel SS

R. Romero LHP

New York Yankees

D. Jeter DH
N. Swisher RF
M. Teixeira 1B
A. Rodriguez 3B
R. Cano 2B
A. Jones LF
J. Nix SS
R. Martin C
D. Wise CF

H. Kiroda RHP


Image via Mike Strobe/Getty.

Comments (285)

  1. I think it’s possible to question Rogers spending without blubbering tarnished with the ‘spend for sake of spending brush’

    - spending on draft picks is a) low risk FINANCIALLY versus FA acquisitions and b) not especially impressive when you see BOS has spent almost the same in the last few years

    - everyone talks about how great the philosophy is but McGuire and Jenkins results this year shows that the strategy doesn’t always really work out

    - pitching prospects often don’t work out- to have any hope in 2013 they’re going to have to spend some actual money on the rotation

    • Drafting is necessary but not enough. There is a reason it’s called draft and development. Blue Jays spent lots of money on drafting and they have done a great job signing these high ceiling guys. But development has been so so specially pitching wise.

  2. How the fuck does Omar V. use his head to throw the ball over to first?!?!?!

    FamousAmazingGuy says:
    07.17.12 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    not sure why they’re burning coco in a low leverage situation?


    • just great i now have an impersonater. identify yourself you fuckin coward.dont like my posts dont comment back. but to try to impersonate me to discredit what i have said with your garbage is pathetic and shows your intellect and immaturity. goof


        • The only way to be a man is to fight a tiger. Shirtless. Brett Lawrie fights jungle cats with two layers on. There is no room for him in this city.

        • your ignorance is astounding. keep up the cowardly work

          • name the time and place i’ll meet you there and I will reach into your chest and pull out your heart, and then i will eat a piece of it, i have before, I had all the men in india as my slaves in a mine and all the children were chained up until this old man in a hat with a whip and an asian kid and blonde lady ruined everything

          • anytime fuckeyes.

  4. Are we even trying, or is Farrell’s mind already on the plane?

  5. Third straight shut out in a Romero start.

    They didn’t even look like they bothered to try today.

  6. 210 foot fences to right, six inning games, umpires proven to wilt to the home crowd and Bautista out because he hit a foul ball too hard — how the fuck are these games counting in the standings? How is ANY of this real fucking baseball? God, everything involving that garbage franchise in NY is a sick, stupid joke.

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