Injuries, KFC and Beer Couldn't Stop the Jays from Winning Sat Links

It was an exciting day in Jays land, wasn't it? AA's did some "mythical" stealth dealing in the day for JA Happ (why do I want to type AJ?) among others and then laid a beating on Josh Beckett and the Red Sox in the evening.

RECAP OF JAYS WIN

Toronto Blue Jays beat Boston Red Sox 6-1 - thestar.com
A much happier recap from the Star of last night's victory.

Toronto Blue Jays' bats support strong outing from Aaron Laffey | MLB | Sports | National Post
National Post's take. A little more on Snider's growth and maturity.

Final: Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 1 - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
The view from the other side of yesterday's win.

Full Count " Closing Time: Beckett, Red Sox belted by Blue Jays
WEEI's take on last night's win.

THE TRADE REACTION

Toronto Blue Jays pick up three pitchers, including Happ, in 10-player trade with Astros | MLB | Sports | National Post
John Lott looks at the 10 Player Trade for the Post.

Blue Jays notebook: J.A. Happ, Brandon Lyon join bullpen Saturday - thestar.com
Lawrie and Bautista improving. Morrow, not so much. Get better, Brando.

Blue Jays bolster rotation with J.A. Happ from Houston Astros: Griffin - thestar.com
Griff keeps talking that the Jays need to look at WILD CARD 2. Are you serious, Former PR Guy of the Expos? Looking at the schedule and the broken pitching staff and the teams ahead of the Jays. You really haven't thought it through eh Griff?

Toronto Blue Jays trade Francisco Cordero, Ben Francisco to Houston Astros; call up Travis Snider - thestar.com
Griff's recap of the Trade

Houston Astros And Toronto Blue Jays Complete 10 Player Trade - The Crawfish Boxes
Crawfish Boxes reaction of the deal. Stilson PTBNL? Are you kidding me?

Oswalt, Feliz, & Lyon: The Seeds are Sprouting - The Crawfish Boxes
One Gif from a Houston fan's view of the trade from Crawfish Boxes.

The Blue Jay Hunter: What Just Happ-ened?
More Happ ster trade talk reaction from the Blue Jay Hunter

Oh Happ-y Day: The Obligatory Trade Reaction Post | Drunk Jays Fans | Blogs | theScore.com
DJF take on the Happ Francisco Squared Deal

BaseballAmerica.com: Majors: Trade Central: Astros Ship Happ, Lyon To Blue Jays, Get Four Prospects
The Astros continued their recent trend of dealing veterans, this time shipping Brandon Lyon and J.A. Happ to the Blue Jays in 10-player trade that brought back two vets from Toronto as well as four low-level prospects and a player to be named.

Baseball Prospectus | Transaction Analysis: Shaking Out the 10-Player Swap
Two non-contenders just traded large chunks of their rosters to each other, while the Rockies and Royals exchanged faded lottery tickets. Kevin Goldstein looks at today's trade. The Jays/Astros deal more Happening than the Rockies/Royals deal.

JAYS LINKS

Toronto Blue Jays recall Travis Snider: Q&A - thestar.com
The Star talks to Moonraker

The Blue Jay Hunter: Flashback Friday: The John Gibbons/Ted Lilly Fight
Down goes Gibbons! Down goes Gibbons! Ted Lilly might sound delicate, but he is one mean Mot... shut your mouth! A not-so-great moment in Jays history.

MLB LINKS

AL East Notes: Shields, Rays, Blue Jays, Orioles: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com
Late night rumors and factoids from MLBTradeRumors about the Jays

2012 Trade Value: #10-#6 | FanGraphs Baseball
Number 10 on the list is the Jay's Jose Bautista.

Commissioner Selig: No uniform ads expected | MLB.com: News
The Comish does something right. Unlike the NBA which seems to think their uniforms are billboards.

Michael Fiers’ march against history
Low-velocity, high-strikeout guys don't come around often.

How’d that happen? Fan heads ball into beer | Big League Stew - Yahoo! Sports
I'd be happy I got the ball, but I'd be disappointed about losing the beer.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

Baseball History - July 21st - National Pastime - Baseball History
1988 The Yankees trade Jay Buhner, minor league prospect Rich Balabon, and a player to be named later (Troy Evers) to the Mariners in exchange for 33 year-old Ken Phelps. The one-sided deal will be immortalized on Seinfield by Frank Costanza, George 's dad, when he laments the Bronx Bombers' poor judgement, "How could you have traded Buhner for Ken Phelps?".

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