The GM Meetings begin today in Orlando, and you’ve probably heard by now that last year’s version of the event was where the groundwork for most of last season’s big moves was laid. In fact, by this time in 2012, the Jays had already traded for Esmil Rogers and signed Maicer Izturis (though the latter deal didn’t take place until after the meetings, which were earlier on the calendar). Things have been much quieter so far this winter, but that doesn’t mean that the stakes aren’t just as high for Alex Anthopoulos, which means all kinds of fun innuendo should be coming down the pike this week. And as long as our mayor doesn’t get indicted, I’ll be fully devoted to passing it all along until the meetings adjourn on Wednesday– and for quite some time after, no doubt.
In other words, you have no reason to not be following us. But I’ll do you one better and give you another.
Back on Friday I received my review copy of Great Expectations: The Lost Toronto Blue Jays Season, the new book from Shi Davidi of Sportsnet and John Lott of the National Post. Along with it, ECW Press was kind enough to send along a copy for us to give away.
So, here’s what we’ll do about that:
The DJF Twitter account (@DRUNKJAYSFANS) is closing in on 20,000 followers– less than a hundred away last I looked– and while I figure most people who want to follow are probably already doing so, I’ve got precisely zero better ideas for using this book to the site’s benefit except to try to bump us close to the prestigious-only-in-my-mind 20K level.
So, if you’re not doing so already, follow DJF on Twitter. Then, at some point this morning I’ll send out a tweet that says something like “RT this to win the copy of ‘Great Expectations: The Lost Toronto Blue Jays Season’ that we’re giving away. You must be following us to win!“– probably something exactly like that, now that I mention it– and then later in the afternoon I”ll print out the names of everyone who retweeted, cut ‘em up, pull one from a hat, and as long as whoever gets picked is following DJF (because apparently I’m gonna be a stickler about this for some reason), they get the book.
Sound good? Of course it does.
And if you don’t win, you can always order yourself a copy by way of the link to ECW Press above, or find it later this week (if not already) in your local, preferably independent, bookstore.
Hey, and while we’re talkin’ social media, why not give us a like on Facebook, and follow me (@AndrewStoeten) and all our other friends and contributors– like @dustinparkes, @DrewGROF, @thescottlewis, @ArchiZuber and @ScottJohnson48– on Twitter.