Let’s see here… Roxanne, the Real Roxanne, Roxanne Shanté, and Salman Rushdie.
The Jays picked up minor league infielder Steve Tolleson, who you may remember as a bit player on the 2012 Orioles. MLBTR has the details.
Awesome stuff from the latest Getting Blanked Podcast, as Drew chats with Boston Red Sox advanced video scout and bullpen catcher– and former holder of the same duties with the Jays (and who threw to Jose Bautista in the 2012 Home Run Derby!).
Matt English waxes poetic about Roy Halladay on that Kinja thing I don’t really understand. #old
So did Dirk Hayhurst– at his personal blog, which… that I totally get! This Kinja thing though.
According to this tweet, Baseball Reference’s Play Index doesn’t have the right algorithm to compute the fact that black is slimming.
I’m not going to shut down outside-the-box thinking, but in a Fanpost at Bluebird Banter, “MjwW” makes the case for the Jays going to a four-man rotation in 2014, and… well… not sure I’m crazy about the whole 100-125 innings to three of Jeffress, McGowan, Rogers, or Redmond aspect of it. Not that it’s a tenable plan anyway because of how open it would leave the club for severe criticism– both in terms of the media and, presumably, within the industry– at the first hint of any sort of trouble. Let’s maybe see about getting rid of the closer orthodoxy bullshit before we go down this road– walk before you run, eh?
Over at Sportsnet we have an audio clip of Bob Elliott and Dave Perkins filling out their Hall Of Fame ballots live on air, and… uh… I didn’t hate this segment. That, however, is probably more of an indictment of how useless the Hall has made itself than it is of anything else, because I’m sure there are things in there to get upset at, it’s just… meh. Good on them for being inclusive about PED guys, at least.