It's fun to pretend this is a picture of Kawasaki's devastation over his error last night. - USA TODAY Sports
The Blue Jays should have known better than to get in a one-run game with the Orioles, the baseball gods have deemed it impossible to win those. Today's links highlight the bizarre season of Colby Rasmus, the uncanny ability of Sin Shoo Choo to get plonked and a man who survived a harpoon to face.Yeah, apparently that's possible...
That was an immensely frustrating game to watch. Losing based on the failure to make a routine defensive play just hurts. It happens but it hurts. It leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Great start by J.A Happ though, that's something... I guess.
Davidi: Blue Jays blow it late, can’t find consistency - Sportsnet.ca
"The Toronto Blue Jays pitched and played solid defense but once again had to scrounge around for offence before falling short in a 2-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on a walk-off single."
Blue Jays Notebook: Dickey feeling much better - Sportsnet.ca
"R.A. Dickey feels far better heading into his start Tuesday and is optimistic the neck and upper back tightness that cut short his outing against the Chicago White Sox last week is behind him."
Stoeten Answers Griffin’s Mail Bag – 04/22/13 | Drunk Jays Fans | Blogs | theScore.com
A much more insightful and entertaining set of answers than Richard Griffin's as always. Language warnings associated with DJF apply as always.
Blue Jays Trade Casper Wells to A's - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Something of a shame, I thought Wells was a nifty pickup at the time.
Cecil adapting to new role in Jays bullpen - Sportsnet.ca
"The early results are in, and Brett Cecil is getting lots of outs in relief. His fastball has picked up speed, but he says there’s more to his success than his velocity."
MacArthur: Lawrie is trying to find his groove
"Whatever it is the Blue Jays accomplish this season, Brett Lawrie - health permitting, of course - will be in the middle of it. The Yankees' series provided glimpses of both the good and the bad."
There’s Going to be a Colby Rasmus Change | FanGraphs Baseball
An interesting take on the struggles/dominance of Rasmus so far this year.
AL EAST LINKS
Robinson Cano associate was a Biogenesis client - SBNation.com
Nothing like a little Tuesday morning wild speculation.
Nova flaming out? - Pinstriped Bible
The Rays Tank: Attendance problems non-existent through the first three series - DRaysBay
"The Rays drew a weekend crowd of 66,680 fans as they swept the Oakland Athletics, and have drawn well over 200,000 fans in the first nine games at home."
Jake Arrieta optioned to AAA Norfolk - Camden Chat
"After four disappointing outings to start the season, Orioles starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has been optioned to AAA Norfolk."
Carp Catching On - BoSox Injection - A Boston Red Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
"Mike Carp might just be the steal of the year." Really? That's a claim someone actually wants to make?
THE REST OF THE BASEBALL UNIVERSE LINKS
Pitching Our Next Great Baseball Movie - Baseball Nation
"Baseball movies are cool again, especially the ones based on real-life events. What baseball movies should come next? A panel of experts giving their take."
With Chad Billingsley on the DL, Dodgers' rotation in shambles - SBNation.com
Shambles is a strong word as long as you have a healthy Clayton Kershaw, but it doesn't look great.
Anatomy of Brandon Phillips, RBI Machine | FanGraphs Baseball
Once in a while Fangraphs has to remind the general public as to the irrelevance of RBI, it's just part of what they do. Mind-boggling quote of the day comes from Dusty Baker, "On-base percentage is good. But RBIs are better."
Rockies, Red Sox among most unexpected positive performances in the young season | The Strike Zone - SI.com
The Rockies fast start continues to give me hope as to the irrelevance of results this early in the season.
Shin-Soo Choo: Human Bruise | FanGraphs Baseball
An investigation into how Shin-Soo Choo has been hit by a staggering nine pitches so far this year.
NON-BASEBALL LINK OF THE DAY
Harpoon X-Ray: Brazilian Fisherman Survives Near Fatal Spear Wound, Suffers Minimal Brain Damage
When was the last time you survived a harpoon to the face? Yeah, that's what I thought.