I know, but wtf is with Bautista... He's not been the same after the All Star break last year.
So has everyone figured him out, and he was a 2 year wonder?
I freakin hope not. He's also been acting up his frustrations, slamming the bats, rolling eyes at umps, arguing, and he doesn't even run hard for routine ground balls.
Hard to say what is wrong with him. However, look at Albert Pujols, 445 lifetime HR's including at least 32 per season since 2001, including 37 last year. He has 0 this year. ZERO. He's not the only one.... -- Not all men are idiots. There are still a lot of bachelors out there.
Hehe, for Pujols it's karma for leaving St. Louis.
Anyway, Bautista had a 2 run homer last night. Maybe he'll snap out of it. But He's hit a homer every 4-5 games and then nothing...
Great pitching performance from Henderson Alvarez in the 4-0 complete game shutout. Second in a row following Morrow's CG SO. First time the Jays have done that since 1993. -- BUCK FELL ,,!,,('-'),,!,,
Was that Morris and Hentgen back in 1993? Pretty sure at least Jack Morris...
Pitching and defense has been good, I like how the infield plays...triple Play a couple weeks ago, Lawrie is quick at third. Very athletic team. -- Not all men are idiots. There are still a lot of bachelors out there.
Yeah, the outfield, Rasmus can pretty much cover the whole thing himself.
Nice thing about defense, it generally remains consistent whenever everything else is hot or cold. In the past, watching the infield was hard to watch, as guys double clutch before releasing the ball to first, or letting the ball come to them. I don't see close plays at first, they're out before they get their. Some of the plays Johnson and Lawrie have made is just incredible. -- Not all men are idiots. There are still a lot of bachelors out there.
Pitchers OWN the league for the first 6-8 weeks. The hitter's timing just isn't 100% yet. It takes a while to get that back each season. But soon, very soon, the hitters will catch up.
Is anyone else surprised by EE and his hot start this year? After my hating him the last couple of seasons, I can now see why the Jays hung on to him. Until he plays at 1B - then he gives me the rage again. -- Do not mistake kindness for weakness.
Edwin has been carrying the team offensively to some extent. He is capable of 25-30 HR's a year. Good DH material.
Not sure about the pitching aspects you mention, I've seen the exact opposite with some teams. Whatever the case, we shouldn't be surprised by this staff, some even believe that Morrow might be Cy Young material. I think we have a solid 1-4 staff, and Drew has great potential. We have a lot of ground ball pitchers, great for a team that has solid defense, also great to keep pitch counts to under 100 for 9 innings. -- Not all men are idiots. There are still a lot of bachelors out there.
Great pitching performance from Henderson Alvarez in the 4-0 complete game shutout. Second in a row following Morrow's CG SO. First time the Jays have done that since 1993.
No, first time since 1998 when Jimmy Key and Dave Stieb went back to back with CG SO's.
First time since 1988 that there were two complete game shut outs back to back, first time since 1993 that the team had two back to back shut outs. Key was with Baltimore in 1998... -- Not all men are idiots. There are still a lot of bachelors out there.
Blue Jays sign Vladimir Guerrero to a $1.3 million minor league contract. Heard this has been in the rumour mill for a while. Plus side, he's a good power hitter, obviously a DH. Thought is, Lind is doing poorly enough to send him to the bench, move Edwin to first base (since he's the only one hitting on the team right now). Vlad can't run, he's a little older than DKS if memory serves me correctly, but there is still life left in him. -- If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. - Albert Einstein
Not sure if I like the signing... I guess it can't hurt to try to get the offense going... But Vladdie isn't exactly a spring chicken and his last year wasn't great... but who knows.
Well, being that it is a $1.3 million "pro-rated" it might cost the Jays nothing for trying. A little extra cash and play time for Vlady, who I'm sure love playing baseball. The signing, though, reminds me of the stuff this team did back in the mid 1980's, sign old guys to short contracts for one more crack, like Cliff Johnson and Jeff Burroughs. Worked back then. -- If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. - Albert Einstein