Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time for guys to be pulled off the field mid-game after their clubs finally decide that the trade proposals they’ve been mulling over during the preceding weeks and days are palatable enough to pull the trigger on– like Red Sox prospects Jackie Bradley Jr. and Anthony Ranaudo were, as I’m sitting here writing up this game threat.

Oh, and the Jays and Mark Buehrle– with Emilio Bonifacio showing off his left field skills for extra defence *WINK*– try to forget last night and get things going for reals against the A’s in Oakland. Late night baseball, and trade deadline non-stories abound!

TV: Sportsnet

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

Toronto Blue Jays

SS Jose Reyes (S)
2B Maicer Izturis (S)
RF Jose Bautista (R)
1B Edwin Encarnacion (R)
DH Adam Lind (L)
CF Colby Rasmus (L)
C J.P. Arencibia (R)
3B Brett Lawrie (R)
LF Emilio Bonifacio (S)

LHP Mark Buehrle

Oakland A’s

DH Coco Crisp (S)
CF Chris Young (R)
SS Jed Lowrie (S)
LF Yoenis Cespedes (R)
3B Josh Donaldson (R)
1B Nate Freiman (R)
C Derek Norris (R)
RF Josh Reddick (L)
2B Adam Rosales (R)

RHP Dan Straily

Comments (86)

  1. Let this bender continue!!

  2. An 8 pack and a big bowl of Coco Crisps should do it

  3. Half an hour till game time and I’m already half in the bag. Here’s hoping we’re not down 4-0 by the top of the 2nd.

  4. Seriously, fuck the Massholes and their winning ways.

  5. wow Snider like totally passed on the chance to hug Omar Vizquel there.

  6. I hope the Jays seeing these underpaid fucks whomp their ass over the course of the series makes them feel like shit.

  7. Buehrle CGSO

  8. who’s hugging who (whom?) there?

  9. Wait. Red Sox what?

    Fuck I need to get on Twitter.

  10. I’d like to see the BJs beat the crap out of the A’s tonight. That would be fun, A seriously nasty win would do them good.

  11. OH fuck, Now i have to watch this game thru my tears because i have so many lunchbox feels.

  12. Jays were .500 when snider was traded. cursed ever since

  13. Try saying Oakland Allameda County Colloseum 10 times fast

  14. A’s lineup has some pretty brutal batting averages. How are they so good!?

  15. mlb At Bat effing up for anyone else?

  16. That GIF should come with a trigger warning.

  17. Why is Maicer batting 2d?

  18. Peavy to Red Sox it sounds like

  19. Drink every time Buck shouts “Jammed!”

    I dare you…

  20. Alberto Callaspo to A’s for Grant Green, Athletics #3 prospect according to

  21. How about Buehrle so far?

    • upping that trade value…

    • Still have no problem keeping him around. More than happy with him as a 4/5 starter. Price sucks but w/e. Not my money. Well some of it is. Fucking cell phone

      • Buehrle has been the least of our problems so far. At this point, I’d sooner have him as a middle rotation starter than trade him for junk.

      • he’s not bad. of course it’s all relative. compared to the rest of the guys they run out there he’s sandy freaking Koufax. but $18 mil/year sure could buy a lot of AAAA starters…they could run a new out every game next year. 162-man rotation. would be revolutionary.

  22. Gibby da best

  23. I was at the game when Travis got traded.. It was tough watching him walk off the field.. what is it… 6th inning? I told the guy my favorite player just got traded. He said he’s surprised to see so much negativity out of a guy who could still smile while watching romero get lit up by Micheal fucking Saunders.

    I cry evertim

    • I’m not gonna lie. I smile when Romero gets lit up too.

    • @Kyle

      +1. I was very sad when Snider was traded. I started following the Jays in July 2008, & remember hearing so many good things about Travis. i won’t forget his mammoth HR’s in Minnesota in early 2009 & the game against the yankees when he broke his bat against rivera but got a hit in the 9th to get the walkoff win at rogers centre.

      Good defender in LF, never got a chance to play a full season, partially due to injuries.

      It would be fun to see him in the playoffs.

  24. Bonifacio! Trade that man, NOW.

  25. bonifellacio hits a home run. even a blind duck finds a squirrel

  26. Bonerfellatio showcasing that pop before the trade deadline.

  27. hahahaha. buck just said, ‘Bonifacio has as many home runs as Melky Cabrera.”
    Your 2013 Blue Jays, ladies and gentlemen.

  28. WOW!

    You don’t see that every day.

  29. So that means we could have had peavy for just adeiny!

    • Apparently Boston is also giving up three prospects. It’s never a great idea to start analyzing a trade when it’s not complete.

  30. At this rate, Buehrle will be worth his contract.

  31. Straily with a JJ-like effort.
    Although he did go a bit deeper than ol’ Josh “Don’t Confuse me with Walter” Johnson

  32. Colby and that fire burning in the outfield.

  33. Buerhle looks solid tonight 7 the Jays have a comfortable lead.

    Why are people wearing scarves in Oakland in July?

    • Ask karen when she returns.

    • The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco

    • Man I wish I had a scarf. I layered just like everybody told me to, and I was still cold. Tomorrow should be interesting, $1.00 beers. We are a 20 minute walk from AT&T, went to a game there, really nice park. Oakland is just sad.

  34. Buehrle’s shutout innings streak is now at 19.

  35. cool WWE belt brah. Wrestling is for children or residents of Florida or Sault Ste. Marie.

  36. Deal isn’t finalized with PTBNL likely but I feel the Tigers got the worst end of that 3 way Peavy trade.

  37. taste Rasmus catch.

  38. hmmm..buehrle pulled when he’s cruising…maybe AA’s cooking something up?

  39. that ump must hate Lawrie – 3 borderline pitches all called strikes

    also did it look like the ump said something to lawrie after the first strike, something a little salty? it looked like he said something like “play the fucking game” or something with some a fuck in it

  40. Darren Oliver comes into the game, trying to entice a contender to trade for him.

  41. Honestly at this point if there’s contending to be had next season I don’t even know if the jays should salary dump Buerhle, for a contending team he would be a decent piece.

  42. “I’m getting too old for this shit.”

    – Darren Oliver

  43. AA has to try to deal some of these relievers including oliver. Their value will never be higher. Im talking about delabar/cecil/jannsen. Im not saying trade them for anything but im sure quite a few contending teams would find them enticing. Package one of them with nolin and bonerfellatio and see what you can get.

  44. Wow, Detroit gave up one of my personal man crushes – Avisail Garcia in the 3-way Peavy trade. I guess it’s safe to say they believe Peralta is going to get a 50 game suspension.

    Iglesias is an ok pickup for them if it happens but I think in a few years they will be regretting trading Avisail.

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