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Lately, perhaps understandably, there has been much gnashing of teeth around here about the Jays’ bullpen, the way John Farrell uses it, and what appears to be an endlessly revolving door of shitballers, the latest of which being Drew Carpenter, who last night was promoted to the big club from Las Vegas after David Pauley was D’d FA.

Sure, the situation back there is dire, and not helped at all by the injuries to the club’s starters. But there’s a thing that we kinda need to remember before we go snapping our superior recti with gale force eye-rolls as we hear the names of the latest cannon fodder to be added to the roster. This shouldn’t necessarily make some of the recent performances any easier to take, but I’d at least like to add some perspective by noting that no club is going to have a whole lot of success going as deep into the well as the Jays have this year.

To illustrate how it’s happened that Jesse Chavez, Scott Richmond and Andrew Carpenter currently have MLB jobs, let’s take a look at a half-assed starter-reliever-hybrid pseudo pitching depth chart, as we might have envisioned it at the start of the season. Of course, some of the guys on it have come out of other organizations and weren’t here at the time, but that’s not really the point. The point is to see the sheer volume of arms that have been called upon here…

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Robert Coell-who?

OK, so Adam Lind is off the clubs 40-man roster, for super cereal this time, as the club has turned the former cleanup hitter’s spot over to… 27-year-old right-hander Robert Coell-who?, formerly of the Red Sox and Cubs organizations– and who pitched in independent ball for the Calgary Vipers and Edmonton Cracker-Cats in 2007 and 2008, for those maple dicks of you out there.

Coell-who? will take the place on the active roster of Aaron Laffey, who was optioned to Vegas following last night’s game. So, yes, this is your mystery corresponding move, and it sure as fuck is a surprise.

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