Welp. So much for yesterday’s speculation that Brett Lawrie’s absence from the GCL Jays’ lineup meant that he was possibly on his way to Detroit to join his teammates, as word came late this afternoon that the club has shut down his rehab work and will keep him out of any kind of game action until at least Saturday. Oh, and it gets better… which is to say, it gets worse…
“Farrell seemed to suggest that Lawrie may not have admitted to team officials how much pain he felt before he went on DL, and since,” tweets John Lott of the National Post.
“Farrell did not rule out eventual shutdown of Lawrie for rest of year, depending on how next stage of rehab goes,” he added.
“He’s got to express anything that he is feeling to get back to the point of being able to go day in and day out in the lineup,” the manager told reporters, according to yet another of Lott’s tweets.
He’s also got to stop diving into camera bays and expecting everything to be fucking peachy, playing injured like he’s above pain, and/or believing the smoke that’s constantly being blown up his ass by the club’s broadcast team and marketing department, and maybe start figuring it the fuck out how he’s most valuable to his team if he’s actually, y’know, in the lineup and healthy.
Oh, and apparently the Jays are playing the Tigers and I had some serious misconceptions about the deliciousness of Heineken.
Hey! Ricky Romero is on the hill for the Jays tonight. I remember that guy!
A friend of mine was telling me that he heard today on the radio here in Toronto that there were people actually entertaining the idea of whether or not the Jays should go after Roger Clemens, now that he’s suddenly interested in a comeback. I really hope that’s not true and nobody actually polluted the airwaves with such drivel. (At the Star, Griff has a cute non-Jays conspiracy theory about it.)
Surely you can’t have possibly missed my piece on the AL trade market for established pitching. It’s right below this one! The NL one will be coming tomorrow… unless it’s the day after.
I’ve mentioned Nick Swisher as a guy the Jays should consider looking at as a free agent this winter, but… that doesn’t sound quite so hot if he’s asking for Jayson Werth money (aka the Vernon Wells contract), as is being reported. Parkes looks into how fucking crazy that is over at Getting Blanked.
Lastly, for your between-inning viewing pleasure, here’s today’s edition of Getting Blanked– featuring a long last He’s Just Not That Good Anymore segment on Yunel Escobar (in which we kinda agree he’s probably not that bad)…
Toronto Blue Jays
R. Davis LF
C. Rasmus CF
E. Encarnacion DH
D. Cooper 1B
Y. Escobar SS
K. Johnson 2B
O. Vizquel 3B
J. Mathis C
A. Gose RF
R. Romero LHP
A. Jackson CF
O. Infante 2B
M. Cabrera 3B
P. Fielder 1B
J. Peralta SS
D. Young DH
J. Baker RF
A. Dirks LF
G. Laird C
M. Scherzer RHP