Aladdin Sane! Getting Desperado For Baseball!
Tuesday, January 26 2016 @ 03:22 PM EST
Contributed by: #2JBrumfield
Welcome to the dead zone of the sports season. No more real football until next month, the hockey all-star break is approaching and we have to slog through a 29-day February before Spring Training arrives. Below the fold are some stories for your reading pleasure.
Ace will be back in Dunedin starting March 2. (Image from Tampa Bay Tribune)
Here are 10 pounds of baseball stories in a five-pound bag...
- The Toronto Star looks at five free agents remaining on the market that could help the Jays in 2016
- The Toronto Sun says Major League Baseball is looking at raising the bottom of the strike zone and has a Q&A with three young Jays
- BlueJays.com has a feature on Dalton Pompey and looks back on the Munenori Kawasaki era
- Sportsnet takes a look at three prospects in the farm system
- Jays minor leaguer Jason Leblebijian is swinging the thunder from down under
- The Buffalo News says Gary Allenson is back at the helm for the Bisons and has a story on the Herd's recent Hot Stove luncheon
- The Bisons are looking at ways of bring Canadian fans out to the ballpark with the lower loonie
- The New Hampshire Union Leader says the Fisher Cats will have Bobby Meacham back as manager
- The Norwich Bulletin catches up with Marcus Stroman and Connecticut native, pitching coach Pete Walker
- Global News says Kevin Pillar is all about the 6ix
Some dates to keep in mind. Blue Jays pitchers and catchers report to Dunedin February 21 with workouts the next day. The Spring Training opener is March 1 in Clearwater against Philadelphia and the Dunedin home opener is March 2 against the Phillies. The regular season opener is Sunday, April 3 in Tampa Bay and the Dome Opener is Friday, April 8 against Boston.
Hang in there, Bauxites! We'll get through this together! ;D