The pitching match-ups for this three-game series.
Monday at 1:05pm ET — Drew Hutchison
vs. Masahiro Tanaka
Tuesday - Day Off
Wednesday at 7:05 pm ET — R.A. Dickey
vs. Michael Pineda
Thursday at 7:05 pm ET — Daniel Norris
vs. C.C. Sabathia
New uniform numbers this season — Justin Smoak
has #14, Josh Donaldson
will don #20 (SWIDT!), Danny Valencia
is now #23, Marco Estrada
will wear #25, Devon Travis
has #29, Colt Hynes
wears #49, Miguel Castro
has #51 and Roberto Osuna
is going with #54. Russ Martin
has #55 and Michael Saunders
, who wore #55 in Seattle, will get #21 when he gets off the disabled list, sometime in late April
After the jump, the Batter's Box
2015 Roundtable Preview!
Today is the day that minor league rosters get announced. As I noted last week the Jays have locked down their process for releasing their minor league rosters after complaints from their affiliates. However all teams are headed to their respective cities and the rosters will get announced today. I will get a copy of all rosters but not until the teams have announced. I think the Jays have also asked their players not to tweet about their destinations as I have seen only a couple of definite roster tweets, namely Casey Lawrence headed to New Hampshire and Chase De Jong to Lansing.
Now things get much more difficult...
It's always weird to see Olympic Stadium full of people...
The rosters for the full season minor league teams will be set this weekend. As the Jays put the various pieces in place there are several questions that are creating uncertainty for those rosters.
The 25 man is now almost set. 8 man pen and Travis at 2B with Pompey & Pillar in the outfield. Drew Hutchison opening day starter.
Ladies and gentlemen, our tour of the National League is reaching the last stop. Please check to make sure you have all your belongings and have your transfers ready...
9 games in Florida left plus 2 in Montreal vs the Reds. So what do we know at this point?
I gotta stop posting these things before they're finished...
A quick and dirty look at some of the other divisions around baseball...
Here is a quick look at the latest happenings on the farm, Blue Jays style!
The Jays have 14 games left in their grapefruit league schedule. Then it is two games in Montreal before they head to New York. The games so far in spring are less meaningful than the next two weeks. Starting pitchers have been pitching two, three or four innings and a lot of innings have been thrown by minor leaguers. But over the upcoming two weeks the starters will be going five, six or seven innings and most reliever innings will be thrown by major leaguers or almost major leaguers.
Lets hope for a better March Break week than what the past week gave the home team. Ugh. No more injuries - lets bubble wrap the players.
Well, it's been a year. Lets see how way off we are so far...
Woohoo! Games! Starting today.- Click here to see Gameday - live coverage of the game via MLB.com
. Jays vs Pirates to start off spring. 1:07 PM on RSN. Pirates tomorrow at 1 as well, then the O's for 2 and Phillies for 2. Makes one want to fly to Florida doesn't it.