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Do you know what today is? Besides two days before the always highly-anticipated Pi Approximation Day (22/7)? Well, the trade deadline is coming up soon, but most of the Jays' trade assets are still with the team. Therefore, I declare today Wild Trade Speculation Day!!!!
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The Jays have 35 home games remaining and 35 road games. Their future looks like this:
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Quick now, before first pitch ...

  • Who wins the All-Star Game tonight?
  • What's the final score?
  • Who's the ASG MVP?
  • Tie-breaker: How many base hits do Buck, Bautista and Wells combine for?

Winning entry may or may not receive an award cuttlefish.

It's the All-Star Break, and between now and the end of the month the Jays should be looking to obtain value on the trade market by moving certain players. John Buck is one of those players. But regardless of whether or not AA can find a deal that gives the Jays better value than they can reasonably expect from the draft pick compensation Buck may bring, I think J.P. Arencibia should be brought up as soon as possible.
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Have you guys been watching baseball recently? Personally, Iīve been busy following the craziest tennis match of all-time and, well, this (Go The Netherlands!). But this is a baseballing website, so letīs talk baseball.
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Remember what the dormouse said - it's going to be weird out there tonight. Many of the Blue Jays will be facing the familiar baseball icon Roy Halladay for the very first time. Naturally, they'll do it playing as the home team in the opposition's ballpark, before a large crowd of friendly Philly partisans.
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Jays lose despite another gem from Romero.
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The Jays had a day off on Monday after taking two of three from San Francisco. Next come three home games against the Cardinals in which they'll face three pretty freaking good pitchers: Jamie Garcia tonight, Chris Carpenter on Wednesday, and Adam Wainwright on Thursday. Let's take a Fangraphy look at those pitchers.
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Yup, the expensive guy is down, the kid (OK, not so young but I just turned 41) is up.

Update: Encarnacion has been designated for assignment (could be traded, released, or just assigned to AAA) and Scott Richmond has been reinstated from the 60-day DL and optioned to Dunedin(A).
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The Giants invade Toronto for what figures to be a low-scoring series.
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Last week it looked like the Jays could give as good as they got against the big boys of the AL East.  The same cannot be said so far this week after another one-sided defeat to the Rays, this time 10-1.
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We're all just living in it.
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The Jays lose as Tampa Bay again rallied in the late Innings to win 7-3.
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The Jays start the third month of the season with the 5th best record in baseball, bested only by the Rays, Yanks, Twins and Padres.
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Base runners? Base runners?

We don't need no stinking base runners....

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