Back To School Friday Sept 6, 2013 Links

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

School's back and the Jays are playing irrelevant games in Sept. Some things haven't changed have they? It's been a tough time getting to September for your Toronto Blue Jays. Oh well. The Jays are in Minnesota to take on the Twins who have their own issues to deal with. One issue the Twins are probably happy to ignore is how to pitch to Jose Bautista who loves hitting at Target Field.

JAYS LINKS

The Blue Jay Hunter: In Appreciation of Mark Buehrle
Ian looks at Burly. He used to tick me off when he pitched for the ChiSox, but I love watching him pitch as a Jay.

Will Toronto Blue Jays risk making Dustin McGowan a starter again? | National Post
Dustin McGowan wants to become a starting pitcher again. The Toronto Blue Jays will probably think twice about accommodating him

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota Twins: MLB series preview | Toronto Star
The Star's Preview of this weekend's series: R.A. Dickey leads Jays into three-game series in Minneapolis against Joe Mauer and the Twins.

Will Blue Jays’ first-round pick be protected? - Sportsnet.ca
The Blue Jays would have a protected first-round draft pick in 2014 if they are one of the worst 10 teams in MLB this year. Here's a breakdown of the rules and an update on where the Jays stand.

MLB LINKS

Which Hitters are Getting a Qualifying Offer this Offseason? | FanGraphs Baseball
Team BioGensis. Ha.

Pittsburgh Turns the Power Out | FanGraphs Baseball
Lowest ISO allowed in a long time.

Juan Lagares: Assassin of Runners | FanGraphs Baseball
Rocket arm. Jesse Barfield-esque?

Currently Historic: Hey! It’s Mark Buehrle
A steady hand makes his first appearance and we explore the artistic side of Miguel Cabrera.

Is there a no-hitter letdown?
When a pitcher crashes after making history, is it an anecdote or a trend?

Making the pitch with catchphrases
From HBT Baseball team slogans leave something to be desired.

TODAY IN ICHIRO HISTORY

Baseball History - September 6th - National Pastime - Baseball History
2009 Oakland, Ichiro Suzuki becomes 259th player and the second-quickest to collect 2000 major league hits. In 1933, Al Simmons, playing with the White Sox, reached the milestone in his 1,390th game, a dozen contests less than Seattle's superstar.

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