Many folks like Searching for ’93 have speculated for a while now that B.J. Ryan’s lack of velocity has been due to an injury. Turns out they were right, and I was completely wrong. I just assumed that B.J. was losing it and was just plain sucking.
I just caught J.P. Ricciardi on Jays Connected, and he said that they will announce B.J. Ryan’s bullpen replacement later this evening, and Ricky Romero’s replacement sometime tomorrow. If I had to hazard a guess, I’d say that Jeremy Accardo is the one who gets the call to the bullpen. Ricky’s spot is a little tricky though; earlier in the day, the odds on favourite was Brett Cecil. Apparently now Bastian says that Brian Burres could make the trip up from Las Vegas.
Excuse me – what? Why not Brad Mills or Brett Cecil? The Blue Jays are considering calling up a guy with a 6.97 ERA in Triple A? Even Bryan Bullington seems like a better choice, but if Burres starts on Saturday against the White Sox it won’t be the weirdest decision that the front office has ever made.
This just in: apparently Ricky Romero tweaked his left oblique after sneezing. Damn, that hay fever really does take its toll on some folks.