So I wore my Cleveland Indians necktie to work today. Think it choked a little bit?
Ervin "Not Johan" Santana no-hit the Tribe, 3-1 today. Your thoughts, comments, observations?
The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have acquired OF COLBY RASMUS, LHP TREVER MILLER, LHP BRIAN TALLET, and RHP P.J. WALTERS from the St. Louis Cardinals. ..in exchange the @bluejays send RHP EDWIN JACKSON, RHP OCTAVIO DOTEL, LHP MARC RZEPCZYNSKI, OF COREY PATTERSON …and three players to be named later or cash considerations to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Are we happy?
The Jays are dominating Twitter today. The Ubaldo Jimenez rumours are still out there but the Jays appear to be focused elsewhere. Today the hot topic is that Edwin Jackson and Mark Teahen may be Toronto bound in return for Jason Frasor, a Chicago native, and one or more prospects.
The next rumour is that the Jays will flip Jackson to St Louis for Colby Rasmus, the under-achieving, Tony La Russa doghouse inhabiting, gifted centre fielder. Is that a straight up deal? Who knows.
And lost in all the twittering is that the Jays have reportedly signed a bunch of draft picks.
Jo-Jo Reyes on JaysVision prior to Wednesday's game against Seattle.
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."