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...
15
AUG
2015

Price, Buehrle, and Why You Should Pitch Like Them

It’s a common misconception that, if you’re an older left-handed pitcher with less velocity, you have to throw more off-speed, aka, junk. The thinking goes that, because your fastball is slower, you must throw less of it as it’s easier to hit. Instead, throw...
12
AUG
2015

To Stroman, or Not to Stroman

Marcus Stroman is a beast. Well, okay, maybe he’s not a beast, beast. Not like Hallday was a beast or Donaldson is a beast. He’s a young beast. A mini-beast. The man who would be beast… Okay, okay, he’s got a lot of beast potential. I like Stroman. Hell, everyone one likes...
10
AUG
2015

Something to Believe in

Ever wonder what the difference, psychologically speaking, is between a team that is winning and a team that is losing? Simply put, it’s belief. It used to be that I didn’t like that answer. Belief, meh, it feels like you’re saying if we join hands and chant around a...
27
FEB
2015

Johan Santana, No Thanks.

What do the Blue Jays need right now? A left fielder. What did they get? A broken down, soft-tossing left hander. Go Jays! With all do respect to former two time Cy Young winner Johan Santana, he ain’t what he used to be. However, he is what the Blue Jays would like him to be....
26
FEB
2015

Saunders Injury More Costly Than You Think

I other news, Michael Saunders was in good spirits at the start of spring training. His calm, and generally quiet demeanor is a much needed balance to the lively, spark plug that is Jose Reyes, and upbeat, cheerleading styles of Russell Martin. He’s the quiet player’s role model,...
24
FEB
2015

The Zaun Factor

I like Zaun. I honestly do. That doesn’t mean I don’t know what he is, or how he is, it just means that, all things being equal, I do respect what he’s done in the game and find him personable, honest, and—despite what anyone might think considering his comments...