DUNEDIN, FL - MARCH 02: Travis Snider #45 of the Toronto Blue Jays poses for a portrait at Dunedin Stadium on March 2, 2012 in Dunedin, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
I was asleep, actually I slept through a scheduled recording of the Bluebird Banter Podcast (sorry, Johnny!). But then I woke up, checked Twitter, and found that there has been some hubbub around Las Vegas 51s outfielder Travis Snider. Snider was taking out of the game after a single at bat, in which he homered to start off the second inning. It ended up being a bataround inning for the 51s, but he was pinch hit for by Moises Sierra.
There is little-to-no credible news coming out of Las Vegas. It was reported on Twitter that someone at the park saw trainers talking to Snider in the bottom of the seconds. There were reports of various (mostly implausible-sounding) trades. There were reports that he was called up and that either Brett Lawrie was disabled or that Ben Francisco or Rajai Davis was optioned or traded. Basically, until the 51s game ends (it is in the top of the 8th at time of posting), it is unlikely we will hear anything definitive, so let's speculate away!
Why do you think Travis Snider was taking out of the game? Your guess, literally, is as good as anyone's.
>>>UPDATE: Shi Davidi has a source that told him that Travis Snider has left for Boston, although his recall is not guaranteed. It is possible that his status will be determined based on Brett Lawrie's medical condition. Thank you for participating in our poll--unfortunately none of the options were correct. In the mean time, see this thread for further discussion!
Why was Travis Snider taken out of the Las Vegas 51s game this evening?
He was injured. (15 votes)
He was called up to the Blue Jays. (39 votes)
He was traded. (20 votes)
He was released. (0 votes)
He retired. (7 votes)
Marty Brown agreed to let him see Dark Knight Rises if he hits a homer in the game (24 votes)
Because Alex Anthopoulos like so mess with folks on Twitter (as per Keith Law's suggestion) (14 votes)
Other (please specify) (2 votes)
121 total votes