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Some nights you really have to scour the boxscores to find performances worthy of being awarded a star for the evening and other nights you can find more than enough contenders without trying. Last night was one of the latter, with three strong pitching performances, some nice offensive lines in Lansing, a display of power by Dwight Smith Jr. and a standout line in an All-Star Game.

Pacific Coast League All-Stars 3 @ International League All-Stars 0 Boxscore

Kansas City’s Wil Myers stole the headlines at the Triple-A All-Star Game in a contest that featured some prospects and some Triple-A veterans, such as Guillermo Quiroz (who went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts). Adeiny Hechavarria was 0-for-4 and Chad Beck threw a shutout inning.

Eastern League West All-Stars 4 @ Eastern League East All-Stars 5Boxscore

The Eastern League East All-Star won on a walk-off single in the bottom of the 9th inning. To recap the familiar faces, Aaron Loup threw a shutout inning, but Yohan Pino followed him and ran into trouble. He gave up two runs and retired only one batter. Ryan Goins was 1-for-3 with a double. Mark Sobolewski was 0-for-2 with an RBI. Mike McDade was the star on the game with a 4-for-4 evening that included a double and 2 RBIs.

Dunedin 4 @ Jupiter 0Boxscore

Asher Wojciechowski made another case to ensure that he wasn’t forgotten among Toronto’s collection of pitching prospects with 7 shutout innings against the Hammerheads. Wojciechowski allowed two hits and two walks while striking out seven. He retired 11 of 14 batters on balls in play on groundouts. Dayton Martze and Dustin Antolin each threw a shutout inning, the latter getting all three of his outs on strikeouts.

The D-Jays scored four runs on six hits. Jonathan Jones and Michael Crouse each went 2-for-4, with Jones contributing a double and Crouse a solo homer. Jon Talley and Kevin Ahrens each added singles and Jack Murphy worked two walks.

Quad Cities 7 @ Lansing 8Boxscore

It was a big day at the plate for Lugnuts batters as every starter but Shane Optiz had a hit. Chris Hawkins and Kevin Pillar led the attack by reaching base four times; each went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks. Hawkins and Carlos Perez, who was 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two walks, both scored three runs. KC Hobson went 3-for-5 with 3 RBIs. Kevin Patterson and Andy Fermin each added a hit and a walk. Kenny Wilson and Gustavo Pierre also contributed with singles.

A five-run 8th inning made this game much closer than it needed to be. Justin Nicolino got the start and had a fine start that was marred by a two-run homer. Nicolino struck out five and didn’t walk a batter. He surrendered six hits and retired nine of eleven batters on balls in play on groundouts. Philip Brua and Brandon Berl combined to turn the game into a one-run contest and then Ajay Meyer came in to pick up his 24th save of the year.

Vancouver 1 @ Boise 5Boxscore

Daniel Arcila hit a solo homer, but there wasn’t much else to write home about aside from some scattered singles. Javier Avendano gave up five runs over 6 innings. He surrendered six hits and struck out seven. The fabulously named Rock Shoulders hit a solo homer for Boise

Bluefield 4 @ Pulaski 2Boxscore

Deivy Estrada turned in a fine start for Bluefield last night. He went 6 innings and struck out two without walking a batter. Estrada didn’t allow a run and surrendered two hits. He turned the ball over to Griffin Murphy and the southpaw went 2 innings without allowing a hit. Denny Valdez allowed two unearned runs in the 9th inning.

Dwight Smith Jr. led off the game with a solo homer. He went on to pick up another hit and draw a walk. Dickie Thon followed him with a 2-for-5 evening. Matt Dean and Christian Lopes added doubles and Nico Taylor and Jacob Anderson contributed with singles. Three and four hitters Santiago Nessy and Art Charles went 0-for-9.

GCL Blue Jays 3 @ GCL Pirates 4Boxscore

Alonzo Gonzalez gave up three runs over 4 innings to take the loss and Tyler Gonzales allowed a run over 2 innings to lower his ERA to 31.91. The GCL Blue Jays only had four hits on the day with Dawel Lugo and Gabriel Cenas each picking up one. John Silviano drew two walks and DJ Davis went 0-for-5.

Three Stars:
3rd Star – Mike McDade, 4-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 5 TB
2nd Star – Deivy Estrada, 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
1st Star – Asher Wojciechowski, 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K

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Richard S.S. - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 07:17 AM EDT (#260162) #
Thank you Thomas.
Anyone have ideas why the GCL kids are having problems. This year's picks might be having trouble gearing back up, but I'm at a loss for real information.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 08:54 AM EDT (#260164) #
Whatever has been holding Carlos Perez back for the last year or so may be passing.  He is 21 years old, and could use a promotion to Dunedin soon. 
MatO - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 09:35 AM EDT (#260167) #
Wojciechowski, Gabryszewski, Wasilewski, Borucki and before them Rzepczynski.  I think I see a pattern here.  That mad genius.  AA's master plan is becoming clearer and clearer!
Maldoff - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 10:02 AM EDT (#260168) #
If you can't spell it, you can't hit it?
Mike Green - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 10:04 AM EDT (#260169) #
Are we really sure that Anthopoulos isn't a clever alias?  The O's have spent the last few years thinking of a number of ways to keep Nick Markakis out of AA's clutches.  Typical Oriole foolishness.
MatO - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 10:41 AM EDT (#260172) #
Anthopolous or is it Anthoupolos or is it Anthopoulos (don't you just hate difficult to spell names) has identified the new market inefficiency.  Pitchers with difficult to spell/pronounce/Polish names  are, as we all know, highly over-valued in the marketplace (how else do you explain the Rasmus for Rzepczynski deal).  Just imagine the haul he'll get for Wojciechowski. 
Lugnut Fan - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 11:15 AM EDT (#260174) #

It's funny you say that about Perez Mike because I said the exact same thing last night to another guy at the game.  His game has improved tremendously all around from last season.

Also, if you can give a most improved player award for a defender, I would give it to Pierre.  Last season, I held my breath every time the ball was hit to him, but he has looked tremendous at third so far in the times that I have watched him.  Keeping him in extended spring looks like it was a good move and you can tell they put a ton of work into him.  His footwork is better, his throws are better and he gets in front of the ball this season where last year he tried to back hand everything.  If the bat comes around, and he's looked better offensively over the last ten days or so, there is something there.

greenfrog - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 11:19 AM EDT (#260175) #
Hence Woj, Rzep, AA...go for the convenient shorthand.

Speaking of Rzep, he's having a tough year in 2012 (ERA+ 71). The Rasmus trade is looking pretty, pretty, pretty good at the moment.
MatO - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 11:25 AM EDT (#260177) #
I have no trouble with the Polish names.  Greek however......
Mike Green - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 11:28 AM EDT (#260178) #
Thanks, LF.  Your first-hand observation is worth a lot more than my reading of boxscores.   With the injuries to d'Arnaud and Jiminez, and Arencibia's lack of growth so far, there may be an opportunity for Perez in a few years behind the plate. 
JohnL - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 11:31 AM EDT (#260179) #
Jays signed Encarnacion to a 3 year, $27M extension according to The Star. No  other info there
MatO - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 11:38 AM EDT (#260180) #

Another BA feature on Bluefield batters Smith (who's been good) and Anderson (who's been awful).

uglyone - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 11:40 AM EDT (#260181) #

I can't believe how many people seemed to want to dump this guy for a B or C prospects this year. This is a good value even if EE reverts to his career averages of around an .800ops. But IMO his step up to near-elite status is pretty legit, as he's been hitting like this consistently for the last 6 or 7 months or so (and has always had this kind of potential).
Mike Green - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 11:41 AM EDT (#260182) #
Encarnacion's extension merits a new thread!  The bare bones of it- 3 years, $27 million sounds very, very good for the club.
Kelekin - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 12:02 PM EDT (#260185) #
I love OPS as much as the next person, but giving $9 mil a year to a guy who had around a .320 OPS in his three-year tenure with us just because he's having a break-out year...I dunno.  It's three years, so it won't handcuff us if he fails.  But you have to do better than an .800 OPS to be worth $9M.  And, on a team with huge BA and OBP issues, you have to hope he keeps up with the power or it's a meh signing.
Kelekin - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 12:05 PM EDT (#260186) #
320 OBP*, rather.
PeteMoss - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 12:07 PM EDT (#260187) #
You have to take some risks at some point. And EE was very good in the 2nd half of the year.

I think the 3B defensive woes will getting to him. Once Lawrie/Bautista push him off 3rd he started hitting better.

Post all-star break last year - 291/382/504 for 887 OPS.
So far this year - 295/382/565 for 947 OPS

So the power has spiked this year... but he's been a productive player for a while now.
PeteMoss - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 12:10 PM EDT (#260188) #
He's also only 29 years old despite seemingly being around forever.
greenfrog - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 12:23 PM EDT (#260192) #
Great extension if you believe his improvement is legit. Meh if you don't.

I like it. He *looks* great this year (consistently solid PAs). Second half OPS (2011): 887. First half OPS (2012): 947. That's basically a full season of excellence (over 600 PA). He won't be 30 until January. The contract likely stops short of his decline years. I like the 2016 club option.

Somehow the team is going to have to put together a rotation, though.
hypobole - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 12:30 PM EDT (#260194) #
Keep Edwin off third base and there's about an 80% chance he'll be worth the contract. We all remember his disastrous fielding, but playing third also seemed to entail a series of nagging injuries. Between those injuries and the mental drain of being put in a position for which he was totally unsuited, it was no wonder he never achieved his potential as a hitter until he was moved.
Kelekin - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 02:01 PM EDT (#260214) #
Has it been mentioned anywhere as to what's going on with Musgrove? Hasn't pitched since Jun 24 yet he's not listed on the DL.
Anders - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 02:10 PM EDT (#260220) #
Keith Law released a mid-season top-50 prospects.

d'Arnaud is 6th, Sanchez 25th and Marisnick 32. In his chat he mentions Gose would have made the next 25.

Hodgie - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 02:20 PM EDT (#260223) #
Where did Law have Hamilton ranked? The difference in perception between Hamilton and Gose boggles the mind.
Kelekin - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 02:44 PM EDT (#260226) #
I don't think it's that surprising.  Hamilton is a short-stop (although he will likely be moved to CF), and has base running instincts that have not been seen in many, many years.  Gose might be fast, but Hamilton knows how to run the bases.  Overall he's shown a better hit tool in his career.  Truthfully, I like Hamilton more, but I don't think there is much of a difference between them.  And usually, they're within a few ranks of each other by most organizations.
sam - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 03:04 PM EDT (#260228) #
I trust Law's rankings of prospects a bit more than others. I find he's more pessimistic on prospects, which I tend to believe is more in line with reality when it comes to prospects. I think I understand the difference in perception between Hamilton and Gose. Hamilton has stolen bases at an historic rate, is a switch hitter, has a better hit tool, and walks a lot more than Gose. While playing two levels below Gose, Hamilton has really found his game and understands what he needs to do to consistently make a difference. For Gose, it would seem that possessing perhaps a broader arrange of tools, namely the ability to hit for some power has worked against his development as he has worked to implement all these tools in a harmonious way. Does that make sense?

Hamilton is a generational talent, understands that all he needs to do is get to first base to make a difference. The Jays have worked to make Gose's game a bit more diverse, trying to get him to tap into that power (for example preventing him from bunting last year), and so have lived with lower OBP. numbers and high strike outs. I guess some might say that Gose's defense makes up for any deficiencies in relation to Hamilton's offensive numbers? I think there's some truth to that, but Hamilton is a once in a blue moon type player and for most nothing can really supplant that?

Marc Hulet - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 04:15 PM EDT (#260239) #
I'd challenge your comments about Hamilton. He has yet to prove that he's better than Vince Coleman and Vince was not a generational talent... not even close to it. People get really excited over Hamilton's speed and it masks the holes in the rest of his game: mostly the defensive issues...
85bluejay - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 04:22 PM EDT (#260243) #

While I agree that Hamilton has sensational speed and knows how to use it - he still has a lot of holes in his game.I think while I'd rate Hamilton higher than Gose as a prospect currently, I think Gose has a higher ceiling - neither looks like a generational player at this time. 

Hodgie - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 04:33 PM EDT (#260246) #
Except many of the usual arguments just aren't borne out by the facts. Gose has generally walked more in his career and while I hear the refrain regarding a better hit tool quite often I see very little of substance presented to support it. The difference in competition faced at similar ages is massive and makes such comparisons very difficult but imagine if Gose had started the season in the California League as opposed to the PCL - he would have put up video game numbers and would likely be talked about as one of the best prospects in the game as such. Hamilton's prowess on the base paths is without question, but it is also his only plus tool. He is a poor defender with a mediocre arm that people hope might be able to transition to CF at some point. Even their SB% are similar the last two seasons. If we were to talk about ceilings, it would seem that we are talking about Devon White vs Vince Coleman and I know which one I would prefer which is what I find odd about the difference in opinions.
Hodgie - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 04:34 PM EDT (#260247) #
Or what Marc said in many fewer words..
Mike Green - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 04:44 PM EDT (#260248) #
I guess the upside for Hamilton might be Maury Wills.  He has some work to do to get there.  FWIW, the upside for Gose would probably be a little better than Devon White.  He too has some work to do to get there.  
uglyone - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 05:30 PM EDT (#260254) #
if we're talking about pure upside, IMO Gose has the upside of guys like McCutchen and Ellsbury. Of course he still might bust completely, and never even be as good as a Devon White but devon was never a prospect like this with this kind of upside, IMO.

As for Hamilton, I agree in comparison with Gose it's rather silly that the 2 step difference in level gets ignored. Gose's prospect status has been ill-served by playing at an advanced level, but heck who cares about prospect status anyways?

2012 - Age 21

Anthony Gose (AAA): 414pa, 10.4bb%, 21.3k%, .373babip, .290/.371/.423/.794, .363woba, 112wRC+
Bill Hamilton (A+): 392pa, 12.8bb%, 17.9k%, .404babip, .323/.413/.439/.852, .417woba, 149wRC+

2011 - Age 20

Anthony Gose (AA): 587pa, 10.6bb%, 26.2k%, .332babip, .253/.349/.415/.764, .364woba, 124wRC+
Bill Hamilton (A): 610pa, 8.5bb%, 21.8k%, .360babip, .278/.340/.360/.700, .353woba, 120wRC+

Last year Gose was flat out better than Hamilton straight up - even though Gose was playing two levels higher than Hamilton.

This year at least Hamilton has an edge, but it's hardly a big one considering the still 2-level gap.

If Gose was in Dunedin right now, I feel safe in saying that he'd be crushing Hamilton's numbers across the board (aside from SB).

TtD - Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 08:02 PM EDT (#260259) #
I'd take that bet any day Uglyone (though largely down to the FSL/CAL league difference, it's huge).  Largely agree with you however in regards their ranking by prospectors.
Oceanbound - Friday, July 13 2012 @ 02:41 AM EDT (#260266) #
Edwin gets a whole thread to himself, and yet nobody even says a word about Aaron Loup getting called up? Aaron Loup is sad. Well, sad in the midst of being ecstatic about being in the majors.
MatO - Friday, July 13 2012 @ 09:42 AM EDT (#260275) #
I don't know why Loup has been called up and not Matt Wright.  Wright is a leftie as well, has been a teammate of Loup's the last 3 seasons and has been better than Loup at every level.
uglyone - Friday, July 13 2012 @ 12:02 PM EDT (#260284) #
So Billy's been promoted to AA. It'll be interesting to see how it fares (he had a good first game, at least).

Just wanted to break down the Gose-Hamilton comparison using monthly splits:


Hamilton (A+): 103pa, 13.6bb%, 17.5k%, .493babip, .402/.485/.598/1.083
A.Gose (AAA): 115pa, 9.6bb%, 28.7k%, .319babip, .216/.298/.284/.582


Hamilton (A+): 135pa, 8.1bb%, 16.3k%, .320babip, .262/.328/.344/.672
A.Gose (AAA): 138pa, 9.4bb5, 16.7k%, .427babip, .364/.431/.554/.985


Hamilton (A+): 124pa, 17.7bb%, 16.1k%, .432babip, .347/.463/.455/.918
A.Gose (AAA): 133pa, 12.8bb%, 20.3k%, .372babip, .283/.382/.407/.789


Hamilton (A+): 29pa, 10.3bb%, 34.5k%, .438babip, .269/.345/.308/.653
A.Gose (AAA): 33pa, 9.1bb%, 18.2k%, .348babip, .300/.364/.433/.797

Gose has actually been better than Hamilton straight up since April, despite being 2 levels up.
92-93 - Friday, July 13 2012 @ 12:33 PM EDT (#260288) #
I have no idea why Loup was called up either. The team is coming off 4 days of rest, and 3 of the relievers (Cordero, Dyson, and Carpenter) hadn't pitched in the 3 days prior to the All-Star break. When the back end of your bullpen consists of Loup, Chavez, Carpenter, and Dyson it's completely beyond me as to why this team can't carry a normal 4 man bench with 7 relievers and call up a fresh arm as needed. There's no reason why you can't yo-yo those last 4 relievers between the majors and minors, including guys like Beck, Everts, and Hoey if need be.

I'm surprised that the team hasn't added Brian Fuentes and Wil Ohman as lefties now that Luis Perez is down.
Mike Green - Friday, July 13 2012 @ 02:59 PM EDT (#260294) #
Well said.  It puzzled me, as well.
jester00 - Friday, July 13 2012 @ 03:11 PM EDT (#260296) #
Quick question for anyone, and I apologize if this has already been discussed in another thread.  Anyone know why Mitch Nay is on the GCL Jays 60 day DL?  Don't remember hearing anything after the draft.
MatO - Friday, July 13 2012 @ 03:50 PM EDT (#260299) #

It seems to me that the 8 man bullpen is now a tactical choice rather than a perceived temporary necessity.  I think we're closer to a 9 man bullpen now than a 7.

92-93 - Friday, July 13 2012 @ 09:28 PM EDT (#260309) #
The 7th inning just provided a good example of the problem with a 3 man bench. With 2 men on, 1 out, and down 1-0 Farrell just chose to PR for Lind with Francisco despite the fact that barring a DP only one runner would need to reach for that spot to come up again in the bottom of the 9th. Now, that move would be fine if you had another decent LHB on the bench to PH for Francisco in the 9th, but with a 3 man bench you're left with Mathis & Vizquel, neither of whom are intriguing options vs. the right handed closer Chris Perez. If you want to be able to use pinch runners in that spot you should be telling your GM you need a 4 man bench instead of an 8 man bullpen. I hope Francisco makes me eat crow but in my mind the result will not justify the decision.
James W - Friday, July 13 2012 @ 09:43 PM EDT (#260311) #
Couldn't agree more, especially since, as you said above, the lower rungs of the bullpen haven't pitched since July 5. By being so terrified of not having enough pitchers, you don't have enough tools to get away with simple strategies like pinch running.
Thomas - Friday, July 13 2012 @ 10:09 PM EDT (#260312) #
I agree entirely.
scottt - Friday, July 13 2012 @ 10:11 PM EDT (#260313) #
Of course, Francisco never got to bat.

A faster pinch runner would have been nice, but that would have made no difference either.

The Jays do not win many games when they hit no homeruns.
greenfrog - Friday, July 13 2012 @ 10:39 PM EDT (#260315) #
I think the Jays missed some chances early on by chasing pitches out of the zone (Masterson did pitch well, though). I love Encarnacion's combination of plate discipline and aggression. Some of the other Jays hitters...not so much.

Baseball is a game of inches (at times, millimetres). Rasmus came very close to tying the game with his FO to deep right off a Perez fastball in the ninth.
Paul D - Friday, July 13 2012 @ 11:17 PM EDT (#260317) #
Apparently D'Arnaud's out for the year.  That's too bad.
CeeBee - Saturday, July 14 2012 @ 08:59 AM EDT (#260321) #
4 or 5 man rotation, 5 or 6 man bullpen, bench was what was left over but before the DH it would likely have been a minimum 5 man bench with a 23 man roster and a 6 man bench with the 25 man roster. The good old days when men were men, boys were boys and pitchers finished what they started most of the time. Also no fancy ligament replacement's, no fixing that pesky labrum, no hope for a torn rotator cuff and if you had a sore arm that's exactly what it was and there was a pretty good chance your career was very close to burnt toast. Yep, those were the days alright. Ballplayers were heroes. Then along came Jim Bouton and reality was never the same. But thats the way things are. Always changing for better or worse and to make a long story short, I'd like a bigger bench and more chances for a tactical decision other than a zillion pitching changes as well.
Mike Green - Saturday, July 14 2012 @ 11:48 AM EDT (#260325) #
If (to pick a name from a hat) Travis Snider had been recalled rather than Loup, you could have started him in left-field against the RHP and had Rajai Davis on the bench available to pinch-run. 
92-93 - Saturday, July 14 2012 @ 12:54 PM EDT (#260327) #
Rajai Davis is now hitting .262/.317/.365 since Eric Thames was demoted and he took over the LF job. It's time for Travis Snider to get his shot.
Chuck - Saturday, July 14 2012 @ 12:59 PM EDT (#260329) #

Now that Davis's little flurry of hitting has seemingly run its course, it surely must be time to look at other LF options. Yes, the team is hitting, but there's still no reason to willingly punt LF offense if it can at all be helped.

Davis's OPS+ is now 84, exactly in line with his career 86. He is back to being who he is. And that's not a starting LF.

I would have guessed that his 2012 numbers would have come down due to being exposed to RHP on a fulltime basis, but oddly it's the LHP that are proving especially problematic. His L/R OPS split is 640/720. For his career, however, it's a more predictable 747/669.

Davis needs to once again be a 4th outfielder / pinch-runner / sometimes platooner / defensive replacement. In AAA, Snider is once again hitting for average, drawing walks and hitting doubles (with no small help from LV, of course). And while it would be nice to see more homeruns from him, he may never morph into the slugger we all once hoped for. Still, he's got to be a better candidate to start against RHP than Davis, as Mike said above. And if Davis is starting against RHP and the bench composition is compromised just to have Loup sit in slot #8 in the bullpen, well, that seems to be an ineffective deployment of resources.

Chuck - Saturday, July 14 2012 @ 01:01 PM EDT (#260330) #
Ah, the perils of writing an essay answer when others would scoop you with an equivalent, yet terse, opinion.
uglyone - Saturday, July 14 2012 @ 02:25 PM EDT (#260337) #
The problem is that Snider has been pretty poor ever since being injured in April.

Meanwhile, after a slow start, Eric Thames is red hot lately (1.189ops over his last 10) and has simply been better at the plate than Snider since he went down, and has just about brought their season total lines level at this point:

Snider (24): 187pa, 34bb, 37k, .310/.411/.535/.945
Thames (25): 135pa, 20bb, 26k, .236/.410/.511/.921

of course, we also know that Thames has no business playing LF defensively, but I'm not sure the org. sees it that way.
JB21 - Saturday, July 14 2012 @ 03:42 PM EDT (#260342) #
Snider hasn't been poor since his return, his June was fine, he's just had a tough July. I just said it in another thread but while Thames has been red hot he's walked 4 times (over his last 10 games), in that same time (where Travis has struggled) Snider's walked 11 times.
uglyone - Saturday, July 14 2012 @ 04:29 PM EDT (#260347) #
nah, he's been pretty poor.

APRIL: 75ab, .400/.477/.693/1.170
SINCE: 112ab, .250/.378/.429/.807

and you can knock 100pts or so off that ~800opa for the PCL/Vegas effect.

JB21 - Saturday, July 14 2012 @ 10:56 PM EDT (#260358) #
He's had a bad July, small sample size. June was a good month for Travis.
Kasi - Sunday, July 15 2012 @ 12:15 AM EDT (#260365) #
He had a .914 OPS in 14 games in June. Hardly outstanding numbers.
JB21 - Sunday, July 15 2012 @ 09:34 AM EDT (#260373) #
Maybe you haven't been paying attention to LF for the Jays this year.

Are we waiting for Snider to become an all-star, or our best option in LF?
ogator - Sunday, July 15 2012 @ 09:48 AM EDT (#260374) #
That's a very convincing argument JB21!
Kasi - Sunday, July 15 2012 @ 10:01 AM EDT (#260375) #
Until his wrist is right and he is back to mashing in AAA I don't think he is the best option in LF. When that happens sure I'm up for calling him up. But when he is still recovering from an injury I don't think that is a good point to throw him into the fire.
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