Gregg Zaun on Kyle Drabek
Callum Hughson at Mop-Up Duty summarizes Zaun's thoughts on Drabek and his demotion.
Drabek down, Stewart up
Drew at Ghostrunner is worried about Drabek's future.
Stewart Gets The Call, Drabek Takes The Fall!
Batter's Box summarizes Stewart's minor league career thus far.
What's The Opposite of Drabekkuh?
Stoeten at the Drunks has an interesting point regarding the Stewart promotion:
More Jays Links
Stewart's placement on the 40-man roster very possibly means that Edwin Encarnacion's days as a Jay are numbered...someone else will have to go when Lawrie is healthy and ready to be promoted-- and someone else still when Dustin McGowan comes off the 60-day DL-- and I'm thinking that Scott Richmond, Jayson Nix and Encarnacion are the prime candidates left to be DFA'd.
Jays Watch: Short-term changes ahead?
Anthopoulos had this to say about Snider:
"He’s been driving the ball with authority to left-centre. I don’t want to make too much of a small sample but, reading the game reports, it sounds like he’s looking a lot better at the plate."
Around the League
Comparing the 2008 Version of Jose Reyes to the 2011 Version
Bill Petti suggests that Reyes may not simply be back to his 2006-2008 form, but that he's improved.
Pitchers’ Roundtable – the 1980s
FanGraphs has a pitcher roundtable discussion with Bud Black, Danny Darwin, Mike Flanagan, Greg Maddux, Jon Matlack and Bob Walk about pitching in the 80's and how/if it's different than today.
The Human Highlight Video
Drew Fairservice puts together a bunch of Brett Lillibridge hi-light catches. The O-Dog would be proud.
Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander flirts with no-hitter in win over Indians
Verlander fell 5 outs short of becoming the the sixth pitcher with three career no-hitters.
The Continuing Failure of Baseball Umpires
Jonah Keri makes the argument for increasing the use of technology in baseball.
Is it too much to hope for that he never reaches 3000? I hope the Yankees aren't playing the Jays in approximately 3 weeks...