Just as soon as they were called up to the big leagues, the Killer B’s (Brian and Bryan) have returned to Triple A. Burres’ demotion came as no surprise, as he gave up 10 runs in just 2 starts and 5.1 innings of major league work. Bullington on the other hand actually performed fairly well up until today. So with 2 roster spots suddenly open, who now fills the spots? I figure that there are two possible scenarios:
- One (or both) of our former setup men are returning to the bullpen. Either Jeremy Accardo or Casey Janssen could be back, though the odds are more in favour of Accardo since Janssen probably needs another 2 or 3 rehab starts.
- One or (both) of the Blue Jays fabled young arms in Brett Cecil or Brad Mills will be on their way to Toronto. If that is the case, why didn’t they just call up Cecil or Mills in the first place, instead of subjecting us to the painful starts from Brian Burres?
I would like to see a combination of Accardo and either Cecil of Mills join the 25-man roster, but anything can happen as demonstrated by Brian Burres. Whatever decision the Blue Jays make, it likely won’t be for very long because Ricky Romero is due to come back from the disabled list pretty soon, and Casey Janssen will also be ready sometime within May.
Just to let you guys know, I’ll be liveblogging tomorrow’s Blue Jays/Orioles game over at The Score. It’ll be Roy Halladay (4-1) up against Mark Hendrickson (1-3). I’ll post the link to the liveblog page as soon as the page is ready.