Opening Day is One week Away (for most teams)

Monday, March 25 2013 @ 11:56 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Opening day for the Jays is next Tuesday.  Opening day for most teams is next Monday.  The Jays have four games left in Florida and two in Philadelphia as they make their way back to Toronto.  The roster is now getting clearer:

Brett Lawrie will start the season on the DL.

The Jays will likely start the season with an 8 man bullpen.  The Jays think it will be easier to get Jeremy Jeffress through waivers a week into the season than it will be just before opening day.

Henry Blanco has made the roster, Josh Thole is headed to Buffalo.

Brad Lincoln has also been optioned to Buffalo, he has been nursing a sore shoulder.

So what is left to decide?

First there is the fate of Ricky Romero.  Romero starts tomorrow and he could also start on Sunday.

Despite the kind words about Happ being in the bullpen,  I assume that if Romero makes the team, Happ will start in Buffalo

It looks like Brett Cecil will make the team.  Cecil, Oliver and Loup gives Gibbons a three lefty pen.

It also appears that both Casey Janssen and Sergio Santos will be ready to go.  Rogers, Delabar and Jeffress makes it 5 righties.

Dustin McGowans fate needs to be decided.  I assume he starts on the DL, that will buy the Jays thirty days assuming no setbacks.


Is that it?