Lazy Sunday Links

Can you tell that Alex Anthopoulos’ honeymoon is over? AA promptly got back to work as the Blue Jays reacquired Zack Jackson from the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later. Johnson won’t be added to the 40-man roster, but will instead begin in the year in Triple A with the Las Vegas 51’s.

The Blue Jays also claimed Brian Bocock (insert joke here) from the San Fransisco Giants earlier this week.

Mop Up Duty has an interesting look at one of Dave Stieb’s near no-hitters. It’s interesting to watch the footage from the top of the ninth inning, and I myself was sitting there hoping there was a mistake and Stieb actually did throw the no-no.


After all the saddening stories about Roberto Alomar missing out on the Hall of Fame, it was nice to read up on an uplifting story about the future Hall of Famer over at 1 Blue Jays Way.

As usual, Ghostrunner on First nails it when it comes to evaluating Edwin Encarnacion, and what we can expect from EE in 2010.

The Aroldis Chapman sweepstakes continue, and The Southpaw weighs in on the pros and cons of signing the lefty fireballer.

Late addition: For some reason or another, I happened to be watching an episode of the old Beetlejuice cartoon and stumbled across a certain episode in which they mentioned the Toronto Blue Jays. Check out the screencap here.

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 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

6 thoughts on “Lazy Sunday Links

  • January 10, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Dually noted, thanks Nick. I'm getting confused – that makes 2 Zacks now, and one Zechry.

  • January 11, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Why the heck would the Blue Jays want Bocock in their system? Outside of his silly name, he really doesn't bring anything to the table, and he's probably one of the worst players in the modern era to tally that many at-bats.

  • January 11, 2010 at 2:50 am

    Reds come out of no where and snatch Chapman. they are going to have a scary starting line up in about a year or so.

  • January 11, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Steve, honestly I have no idea why the Blue Jays even signed Bocock. His .143 AVG in 93 plate appearances is horrendous. His best numbers were in Single A ball, so it makes absolute no sense why they even want to give him a minor league deal.

    Colt, I didn't even think the Reds were on the Radar to sign Chapman. It sounded like the Jays and the Angels were the finalists to sign him, then the Reds come out of nowhere. You're right – their rotation will be scary in a couple of years: Volquez, Cueto, Bailey, Owings – are all guys who haven't even reached their peaks yet (except for Volquez maybe).


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