That title might be the thoughts in Alex Anthopoulos' mind today as he reviews the rotation. I am not sure if everyone caught the subtext to the news of Drew Hutchison's visit to the doctor. He is deciding whether to have Tommy John surgery now or try and rehab in the short term knowing he will probably have to have it later. Kyle Drabek has had his TJ and is in recovery. Meanwhile Jesse Litsch has had another operation and is out for the season. Sergio Santos and Dustin McGowan are still not pitching.
Based on all these news items the Blue Jays have starting pitching problems for the rest of the year, but also for 2013.
Kyle Drabek has a strained UCL and has hit the DL. There has been no news on how long Drabek might be out of action. Brett Cecil will start on Sunday in Morrow's spot. Cecil last pitched on Tuesday so he was in line for this start unless Alvarez was moved up. The Jays might have an announcement regarding next Tuesday's starter later although, because that involves a second roster move, the announcement might not be made until Sunday.
Kevin Millwood (6IP, 1BB, 6K), Charlie Furbush (0.2IP, 1K), Stephen Pryor (0.1IP, 2BB, 1K, W), Lucas Luetge (0.1IP), Brandon League (0.2IP, 1K) and Tom Wilhelmsen (1IP, SV) teamed up for the first combined no-hitter in the majors since 2003.
Seaver threw one, but as a Red, not as a Met. Gooden threw one, for New York even, but as a Yankee -- not as a Met. Koosman, Matlack, Gentry, Cone, Viola, Nolan Ryan -- many more great pitchers throughout Met history, and not one had ever thrown a no-hitter for the Flushing nine.
Your thoughts, Bauxites?
The Toronto Blue Jays and the New Hampshire Cats will continue its affiliation into the 2013 and 2014 seasons, after signing off on a two-year extension of its Player Development Contract. That means if Ottawa manages to land an Eastern League franchise next year, it will have to look south of the border for a major league affiliate.
New Hampshire's logos through the years during its affiliation with the Blue Jays.