Jays Roundup - I am just a worthless liar

Wednesday, September 15 2004 @ 09:30 AM EDT

Contributed by: Pepper Moffatt

I am just an imbecile
I will only complicate you
Trust in me and fall as well

An off-day yesterday, so there's not much to report.

  1. Our popcorn eating pal Spencer Fordin has this to say about Gabe Gross:

      The confidence is key. As Gabe Gross nears the end of his first tour of the big leagues, it's not hard to see what scouts saw in him.

      His athleticism, strength and potential for future growth make him a prospect of the highest order. And his intangibles -- the self-assuredness and composure -- tout him as something else altogether. Gross doesn't seem like the sort to become obsessed with the game, panicking over every false move.

    The article "Gross has confidence to succeed" is a must-read for those who are wondering if Gross has what it takes to be the starting left-fielder next season.

  2. Fordin wasn't the only one talking about Gabe Gross yesterday. Check out Shi Davidi's "Jays rookie flashes potential:

      Gabe Gross knows his first stint in the majors isn't all about the numbers, although that doesn't mean he's not keeping an eye on them.

      The young Toronto Blue Jays outfielder has displayed a good approach at the plate, some competent defence and brief flashes of his potential during his first six weeks in the big-leagues. But like all top prospects, he's looking to leave an impression and a .216 batting average in 29 games isn't exactly the mark he wants to make.

  3. Mike Rutsey and I share a common belief: Carlos Delgado isn't coming back. In "Sayonara, Delgado" Rutsey writes:

      The Blue Jays are playing out the string these days and fan interest is non-existent. So, maybe it's time the Jays had some proposition bets on Pro Line to spike some enthusiasm.

      How about this one: Set a line on whether Carlos Delgado will be signed back or not.

      Here's a tip -- it won't happen.

  4. Rutsey Notes on Frank Catalanotto, Justin Miller, Gabe Gross, and Sean Douglass:

      Sean Douglass entered the second inning Monday and pitched five innings, the longest relief stint by a Blue Jays pitcher this season. The five innings also represented the longest relief appearance for Douglass in his major-league career.

      Douglass has performed well in long relief after flaming out as a starter. In three starts this season, Douglass is 0-2 with a 10.38 ERA.

      In relief, however, he is 0-0 with a 2.91 ERA, having given up seven earned runs in 21 2/3 innings.

  5. Tonight's 7:05PM EST start at the Dome: A battle of lefties as LHP Ted Lilly (10-10, 4.09 ERA) faces LHP Matt Riley (1-3, 7.19 ERA). More details in the game preview.

The Toronto Star website keeps timing out. I'll add their stories once I get access to their website.