After a disappointing home opener and a dreadful weekend the Blue Jays are coming back to reality. Here are some random musings on the week that was:
Vernon Wells continues to be a bright and unexpected light. I hope this traditional slow starter is not going to fizzle and disappear by Victoria Day.
I believe in Ricky Romero. He must be the ace because he is getting ace-like run support. (Check the numbers of Dave Stieb's 1985 season for a perfect example). Three quality starts to open the season and little to show for it, but that should even out. I think we have something special with him.
I believe Olympian Brenden Morrow might be a better pitcher than Brandon Morrow. The potential seems to be there, but man the execution is sure awful. Is this guy only here because he is a righty? I would take my chances with the lefties Cecil, Mills or Rzczzczczcepyinski rather than worry about symmetry and let this guy throw grenades. Brandon, if you can't get anybody out tonight against KC, pack your bags.
I like taking the ball out of Jason Frasor's hand and giving it to Kevin Gregg. It is a long season and I am sure roles will reverse a time or two between now and September. It is a good sign that a lack of production will be dealt with quickly.
Alex Gonzalez and Dana Eveland have been very pleasant surprises. I don't suppose Gonzalez is a long term solution, but if Adeiny Hechavarria develops quickly, and Gonzalez is still having a great year, he might fetch something useful in a late season deal.
I just checked the stats and an alarming 9 hitters are below the John MacDonald line. That is awful. Come one Lyle Overbay, pick it up, 0.08 is the legal limit for blood alcohol, not a batting average.
I still don't know how Brian Tallet gets anybody out.
Alex Rios: JackAss: Yes, Vince Carter: No.