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Travis Snider’s Second Wind

Much like the testosterone supercharged males who counted down the days to the Olsen Twins 18th birthday, we’ve been eagerly anticipating the return of Travis Snider. Now the time has finally come for the Big White Pasty Hope (h/t Tao of Stieb) to make his way make to Toronto. Snider was called up today and will suit up for tonight’s game and will play in right field against the Red Sox.

In a very perplexing move, the Blue Jays decided to demote Joe Inglett. I say perplexing because he’s hit .289 since returning from his first stint in Las Vegas. On the other hand, Kevin Millar has somehow survived being sent down to Triple A even though he is hitting .182 over that same period and just .231 on the year.

The justification behind leaving Millar on the roster doesn’t even make sense defensively because if the Blue Jays continue to platoon at first base, then Randy Ruiz would fit in nicely thus eliminating the need for Millar.



Regardless, we’re glad to see Travis Snider back in a Blue Jays uniform and I hope tonight is a very successful homecoming party for him.

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Ian Hunter

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 ALDS to his son for the next 20 years.

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6 Comments

  1. bkblades

    August 18, 2009 - 10:12 pm

    The stress coming from why the Jays continually keep Millar in the roster is not worth it anymore. You make me cry, Kevin Millar.

  2. Ian H.

    August 18, 2009 - 10:54 pm

    Each day Millar is in the lineup, my soul perishes a little bit.

    I thought for certain the coming of Snider meant Millar was out of here. If they sent Millar down or cut ties with him, that would make 4 left-handed bats in the Jays lineup. Now they are back to three once again.

  3. matthias@mopupduty.com

    August 19, 2009 - 4:23 am

    Millar has to have pictures of J.P. with a little Philippino boy or something like that

  4. G~G~Gun It

    August 19, 2009 - 11:12 am

    Though I love watching Snider play, I had that same feeling of 'What, why Jingles?'. He's been really stepping up his game and contributing. I hope he gets some great numbers in AAA, and makes the big boys up here make some tough decisions.

  5. Ian H.

    August 19, 2009 - 1:53 pm

    Matthias, I think Millar has to have some sort of incrimminating evidence against J.P. and that's why he hasn't been let go. Actually, I think someone posted in the comments over at Tao of Stieb that Millar doesn't have options and would have to be let go outright.

    Gun-It, that's another reason Inglett should'nt have been sent back to Vegas: his nicknames! Jingles, Voodoo Joe, Jumpin' Joe, etc

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