Ho-lee! We’ve got something to actually talk about, as the Buffalo Bisons have posted (and tweeted) the lineups for today’s game in Syracuse, which find Brett Lawrie making his debut for the club at a position he was once a whole lot more familiar with: second base.
I’m not going to say this necessarily means anything, but it’s interesting nonetheless. In all likelihood though, we’re just seeing the Jays just getting Lawrie some extra work in at the position in order to maintain positional flexibility, should they find a third baseman on the trade market. Or even an outfielder– the acquisition of which would then likely see Jose Bautista move to third base, when the lineup is fully healthy– or a 1B/DH, which would see Edwin Encarnacion spend some time at third… assuming the club was willing to stomach that.
Take it as a signal that something may be imminent if you really want, but it seems far more likely that Alex Anthopoulos is simply trying to keep his options open as he scours the market for precisely the right deal overturn the flagging fortunes of a club that’s full of talent, but just hasn’t been quite able to click. Whatever that means.
I’d tend to think acquiring pitching would seem to be more in order, but what the hell do I know?
No you feel guilty about not posting more today.
In other Bisons news, the club has released catcher Ramon Hernandez, which… I still think he’s better than Arencibia, but oh well.