18
SEP
2015

Estrada and My SportsCentre TSN Debut

Is Marco Estrada tiring out? Nope. For the record, I said nope before he rambled out to the mound in Atlanta and shut down the Atlanta Braves for 8 strong innings. There are three big things one looks for when someone is supposedly tiring out. The first is Mechanical. That is to...
11
SEP
2015

7 Things That Keep Marcus Stroman’s Return in Perspective

  I’m a contrarian, as such, I tend to look at where the popular opinion—any popular opinion— is taking a narrative and say, yeah, but. Thus, despite all the feel-good vibes flowing from the gushing geyser that is the Marcus Stroman’s Return story, I need to do a yeah,...
08
SEP
2015

Stroman VS. Buehrle & Tulo VS. Martin

  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)   Here are six things Jays fans should be coming to terms with before the Jays head to New York. 1) The Jays don’t need Marcus Stroman to win. They haven’t needed him all season and they don’t need him to stay competitive...
02
SEP
2015

How Goins Goes

  Last night Ryan Goins played team hero, socking a game winning home run deeeeep ta rrrrriiiight, putting his Jays over the Tribe, 5-3. Good for him, it’s alway since to see power in unexpected places. When a team is rolling along we often focus in on the players that...
01
SEP
2015

The Rogers Centre Sucks and Price is Leaving.

Paul Beeston is out and Mark Shapiro is in. Lets take a look at what that means for the Jays. First, for the players in the locker room right now, this news doesn’t mean much. Even if it could mean something, Shapiro and the Blue Jays Org will downplay or table it so it does not...
31
AUG
2015

Injury and Bad Communication: The Tolleson Effect.

Getting injured in professional baseball can be hell. Frankly speaking, getting injured in any walk of life can be hell, with the specific circle of hell you’ll occupy tightly correlated to the severity of your injury. However, for simplicity sake, lets keep this conversation...
27
AUG
2015

Stroman and The Minor League Playoff Hustle

Marcus Stroman… The Blue Jay world seems fixated upon his return. Will he be healthy, will he contribute, what do all his tweets about feeling better than ever mean? Lets review what we know and take the rest in due time, shall we? First, Stroman’s knee is feeling...
26
AUG
2015

Who Leads Off, Tulo or Revere?

I do radio hits almost every day. Before I do them, I ask each respective show producer to send me a few topics their on air talent wants to talk about. This ensures I don’t get blindsided by off-the-wall subjects and, consequently, end up looking more ignorant than I...
19
AUG
2015

Zaun is Right: Trout is Better.

I hear there has been some outrage over my former broadcasting comrade, Greg Zaun, implying that Trout is—if we all had to vote now—the clear cut AL MVP, and that it’s not even close. Well, I think it’s kinda close. If you look at their respective numbers it’s certainly close...
15
AUG
2015

Timely Heat

How about them underdog Yankees? Back in first, huh? Yeah, well, see, that’s what happens… There is something magical about the hungry underdog spirt, something about the chase as opposed to being chased. Actually, there is a lot of something. Interesting quote by Girardi, and...