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.