Throwing Games Away
Three runners doubled off - that's an entire inning given away.
Botched bunt plays to third and
Squandering lead-off doubles.
Caught stealing at third just
before the would-be RBI single.
Letting a pitcher with an apparent aversion to the strike zone off the hook.
The Jays played about as bad a game as you can play in Philly yesterday, and still only lost 5-3. After the disastrous start to May, the losses of Johnson, Zaun, Ryan, Halladay and everything short of a plague of locusts, the team seemed to have righted the ship. But they're not nearly talented enough to get away with as many mistakes as they made on Sunday. Seriously, how many times are you going to get two walks out of Royce Clayton?
Public Enemy #1
This comes from a little Rotoworld blurb about The Big Hurt:Thomas has been a major disappointment, and though that probably won't last, his signing was another J.P. Ricciardi miscalculation. The Blue Jays knew that Adam Lind's best position was DH and that Troy Glaus would likely need time off at times. Still, they spent $18 million to bring in someone who couldn't possibly play anywhere else.
This is how they started with Bonds and Belle, and I assume Eddie Murray. When you piss off the media JP they tear you apart little by little. I have been noticing little touches like "another JP Ricciardi miscalculation" for about a week now. Before long they will be calling him the worst GM in baseball. This lie will follow him around the rest of his career.
Baseball writers can be bitches when they feel tricked or left out. I don't think JP was wrong for lying, I just think he was wrong for owning up.
Oh, and hey Rotoworld, Thomas was a steal at 9 mil. per. And Lind is like, what, 23. He should learn to play LF.