Snider has "solidified the adjustments that we hoped he would," in John Farrell's words, and hit well against LH pitchers at Las Vegas. Farrell also went out of his way to praise Juan Rivera for the professionalism with which he handled the awkward role of playing several positions for a new organization after a long tenure in Anaheim.
The roster does seem to be taking shape.
Yahoo! Sports encapsulates it this way:
The good news: A Marine lieutenant colonel finally figured out a way for the St. Louis Cardinals to defeat Roy Halladay.
The bad: It involves actually shooting and killing the Philadelphia Phillies ace pitcher with a 68-ton battle tank.
Seriously, go read the story linked above, then come back here and share your thoughts. Bonus points to the Bauxite respondent who can find the most creative way to say "disgusting" and "idiotic."
Zach Stewart and Kyle Drabek. Photos courtesy of Zimbio.
A nine-game losing streak for a last-place team will do that to a guy.
Replacing former catcher Bob Geren, at least in the interim, is former catcher Bob Melvin.
Brett Lawrie was hitting .354/.415/.677 with Triple-A Las Vegas at the time of his injury to go along with 15 home runs, 49 runs batted in and 11 stolen bases.
Update @ 8:40pm - Sportsnet.ca has video of Jays skipper John Farrell talking about Lawrie's injury.
ESPN New York has reported that the greatest catcher in the history of MLB in Canada, former Montreal Expo Gary "The Kid" Carter, was diagnosed today with four small brain tumors.