Leading off, as always (or usual), it’s today’s edition of the Getting Blanked Podcast– which for the duration of the season will be coming at you daily! We’re not double posting this year, but I’ll be sure to include the link in the first Daily Duce or Game Threat that follows the post going up over at Getting Blanked. Otherwise, you can find the podcast at Getting Blanked on iTunes, get it via the RSS feed we have setup, or like Getting Blanked on Facebook in order to get each day’s podcast straight into your news feed (and while you’re at it, go ahead and like DJF on Facebook, too).
Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star reports yet another incident between fans and security at Rogers Centre, as last night a pair of cousins were told they’d be ejected if they were seen having an additional beverage– which, according to their story, would have been their second each. Because, that’s really going to go over well, eh Rogers?
Dan Syzmborski writes at ESPN.com (Insider Only) about ZiPS-based playoff projections, which now has the Jays way down… to 26.3%. I’ll take the shit out of that, for sure. (They began the year above 60%, though.)
At Sportsnet, Ben Nicholson-Smith runs down a bunch of middle infield options from throughout baseball that the Jays could– and, let’s be honest, probably should– be looking at.
In a notebook post at BlueJays.com, Evan Peaslee looks at the struggles of Melky Cabrera, and the medical issues of R.A. Dickey (whose MRI came back clean today, aside from some inflammation) and Josh Johnson, who remain slated to start Friday and Saturday for the Jays. Ricky Romero, John Gibbons said today, is an option if DL time becomes necessary, but the club says they’d prefer to have him stay in the minors longer, ideally– more on this in tonight’s Game Threat!
According to a team release, the Toronto chapter of the BBWAA has named Edwin Encarnacion the Jays player of the month for April. Shocking, I know.
Mike Rutsey of the Toronto Sun tells us that Brett Lawrie is going to stay in the lead-off spot for a while.