Archive for the ‘Sergio Santos’ Category

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Shi Davidi rounds up the afternoon from the Winter Meetings in his latest at Sportsnet, and finds a little bit more out about the three-way deal that Jon Morosi reported earlier that would have sent Sergio Santos to Texas, if not for another player in the deal failing a physical.

The deal would have included a starter for the Blue Jays, separate sources told sportsnet.ca’s Ben Nicholson-Smith and this writer, underlining how difficult getting things done can be.

I think what might especially underline it is the fact that this all happened two weeks ago, and evidently there weren’t any contingencies or other, similar offers, or players who could be subbed in. At least not that have been executed yet, obviously. Evidently there was one very narrow permutation of one deal that all sides were ready to agree on, and when that went away… nothing.

Yikes.

And while you’d have to think that eventually something’s going to give, there continues to be a bit of a dampening of expectations– though in about as positive a way as possible, I’d say.

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Sergio, noooooooooo!

The price of doing business for the Jays this winter is that, almost certainly, the club is going to have to move a player we really don’t want to see them move. For you that might not be Sergio Santos, but for me it kind of is. Just when he starts to get filthy again, we start looking to move him??!?!

Apparently! At least according to this Jon Morosi tweet. But that’s hardly the most stunning thing about it:

It was the other player who failed the physical??? Not Santos! Amazing.

More details:

Interesting. And if it was a three-way deal, and the Rangers had obvious interest in J.P. Arencibia as well, you can’t help but think it might have been even bigger than one might think on first blush here.

I have no idea! Interesting to see that Alex is trying stuff, though, and good to hear that they caught whatever issue the unnamed player had before the deal went through. I wonder what it was…

So… there’s that.

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Per an official release from the Jays, Sergio Santos has been activated from the 60-day DL and added to the big league roster, with Brandon Morrow moving to the 60-day in order to clear a spot on the 40 man roster, and [sad trombone] Dustin McGowan hitting the Disabled List with an oblique strain.

McGowan looked just fine during Monday’s first game of the Oakland series, when he pitched two-and-a-third innings, allowing one hit and walking one, so… not sure what’s happened in the interim, and one might even get suspicious about the roster maneuverings if, y’know, it weren’t a McGowan injury, which is obviously pretty believable.

Then again, maybe that’s the point.

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Sergio Sant-Uh-Oh-s?

Toronto Blue Jays v Kansas City Royals

Reader Clint (@StivBators) is a great Twitter follow, especially if you follow the Jays’ minor league affiliates but are too lazy to actually watch the games, or want to hear Jays-related stuff most fans might have missed on XM radio, or on Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus, but are too cheap to actually pay for it. Not… uh… that any of us would know anything about those things…

Anywho, last night Clint was following some Dunedin Jays baseball and relaying some info via Twitter, and… uh… Sergio Santos everybody!

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Boston Red Sox v Toronto Blue Jays

Oh the hits, they just keep on fucking coming. From the busy Twitter fingers of several reporters at Rogers Centre who just spoke with John Gibbons, we have this:

And this:

Ugh. Are you for fucking serious?

Oh, and there’s more…

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Surely you’ve caught wind of this by now, but just for the sake of being complete– because there are certainly not minor moves of the sort I don’t mind letting slip away into the ether– Brett Lawrie and his Red Bull (and blinged-to-fuck watch) have rejoined the Jays, with the reciprocal move from the club being to put Sergio Santos on the DL with a triceps strain.

The triceps is what had sidelined Santos for a good chunk of the spring, and is perhaps the reason why, while he’s been effective, he hasn’t looked quite as sharp as we’d hoped to see him thus far.

“It hit a point where I felt I wouldn’t be doing the team any service or helping them out if I wasn’t coming in and pitching effectively,” said Santos, according to a piece from Shi Davidi of Sportsnet. “So I’d rather nip it in the bud now and that’s what I think their thinking is as well, get back and hopefully it’s only two or three weeks and then I can be back.”

With the bullpen going well, the loss of Santos for a couple weeks doesn’t seem to suggest some kind of forthcoming doom– though I grant that it’s entirely possible I’ll end up eating those words.

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Alex Anthopoulos may not quite be ready to publicly say he’s counting on him, but Sergio Santos was on Jim Bowden’s radio show this afternoon, and according to the host, Santos was confident about the upcoming season.

That doesn’t mean throwing off a mound, of course, but this is some seriously fantastic news… if you want to bother believing it. Though, normally this is the point where I’d be all, well, what the hell else is Santos going to say? but really he could have hedged a little. Ninety-nine per cent, perhaps?

I don’t know if that makes me feel any more confident, but it’s better to hear than the converse. And if he does come to camp ready to go straight back to being the guy the White Sox traded us, look out. Santos, Jose Reyes and R.A. Dickey are going to be such fan favourites, I don’t think a lot of people even know. Holy awesome, what a year is coming.