I can think of several reasons why this graphic is no longer appropriate. But no matter, here are today’s links!
And more minor moves! The Canadian Press, via the Globe and Mail, reports that the Jays have purchased the contract of Can-Am League lefty reliever Tony Davis. Formerly of the Twins organization (home of quality pitching), Davis posted a 2.57 ERA and 3.56 FIP in 28 innings, with 24 strikeouts and 12 walks, as a 23-year-old at Double-A in 2011. He blew up real good in five innings at High-A in 2012, though.
Ari Berkowitz of Beyond The Boxscore delivers part one of three of his analysis of Alex Anthopoulos and his tenure with the Jays.
Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star writes an excellent, lengthy piece on the knuckleball.
At BlueJays.com, Gregor Chisholm talks to JP Arencibia, who seems finally entrenched as the Jays’ catcher… for now.
Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs brings us the year in fastest home runs– including Colby Rasmus, Edwin Encarnacion, and little something about the Blue Jays’ announcers.
Elsewhere at FanGraphs, Jack Moore looks at whether Carlos Villanueva, now of the Cubs, can start effectively, while Dave Cameron looks at the Pirates’ Francisco Liriano signing and the end of an ERA.
Jim Bowden tweets that he thinks the Jays are possibly a sleeper on Rafael Soriano, and I agree, if there were no draft pick compensation involved, it totally makes sense. Having to give up their second rounder, though? Not so sure.
Yardbarker tells us that new Jays catcher Josh Thole is teaching sign language to his deaf dog. So… there’s that.
Coolopolis looks at how the plans to have a Montreal street named after Gary Carter have hit a snag.
Lastly, more housekeeping! Remember yesterday when I said I’d be on TSN Radio today? Yeah, didn’t happen. Also, while I have your attention…
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