Double dose of DL

Why does it seem like bad news always comes in twos? First it was Ricky Romero, now B.J. Ryan has been sent to the disabled list all within the span of less than 24 hours.

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.

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.



  1. Scott

    April 23, 2009 - 11:17 pm

    I think it’s mostly a mental sabbatical, saving B.J. the embarrassment of being demoted. At least now they can force him to take a couple of “rehab” outings.

  2. Ian H.

    April 23, 2009 - 11:31 pm

    Having his job in question twice within the first two weeks is not easy. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a combination of an injury/extended vacation leave.

  3. LJ

    April 24, 2009 - 3:32 am

    On Mills or Cecil… isn’t it because of the full-year-of-ML-service thing? I could be wrong; I’m drunk on vodka and Kool-Aid.

  4. Ian H.

    April 24, 2009 - 3:50 am

    Me too! See the post above for more Scott Richmond love!

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