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… er… Afternoon Hangover… er… links!!!
Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star wonders if Rajai Davis will be back with the Jays next year. “If we have chances to get better, we’ll do it,” Alex Anthopoulos tells him of left field, saying that he prefers Davis in a part-time role. RIGHT???
Staying there, I guess my afternoon is set: Richard Griffin has a new mail bag post up at the the Star.
Mike Rutsey of the Toronto Sun talks to Adam Lind, who still thinks he has a lot to offer the Jays. He’d be OK insurance, sure, but fuck… they can’t really go into another season expecting him to play every day, can they???!?
At the Globe and Mail, Jeff Blair wonders why John Farrell has been left twisting in the wind by the Jays, forced to face a barrage of media in Boston, when he believes that the manager, despite leaving a lot to be desired, tactically, should return. “There is a steadiness to Farrell, now in his second season as the Jays manager, that suggests it is worth seeing where it all goes,” he writes.
At Getting Blanked, Parkes writes of the news of Brandon McCarthy’s two hour surgery to alleviate pressure from a skull fracture after being struck in the head by an Erick Aybar line drive this week, and reflects on those moments when real life intercedes on baseball.
At Minor League Ball, John Sickels updates us on some of the prospects he tabbed as sleepers this year, including the Jays’ Mitchell Taylor. “Suspended for using a drug of abuse, then he voluntarily retired,” Sickels writes. “I don’t know if we’ll ever get the whole story with this one.” Yikes.
The Blue Jay Hunter takes a look back on the Tim Johnson era, and includes a clip of a feature-length film that’s in the works on him. Starting to wonder if maybe he’s got the point by now about not lying about Vietnam.
Bluebird Banter is getting a new logo. Um… if you can’t say anything nice…
Lastly, it’s your Friday fun-fest, the Getting Blanked GIFs of the Week.