Everybody like polls. There seems to be building excitement around Brett Lawrie within the Jays organization, so is anyone else starting to wonder if he makes the Jays? As for the rest, it was actually a fairly quiet couple of days but here's the best of the links.
The Great Brett-zky
Wilner with a summary of yesterday's loss to the Pirates, for those that missed it.
Asked if he thought Lawrie could go north with the Jays, Farrell paused. "I’ve got my thoughts," he said, a broad smile across his face. If he had been playing poker, Farrell might have been betraying a royal flush.
What are the odds of Lawrie making this team out of camp? Poll below.
Griffin: ‘Pond scum’ Frasor happy to resurface with Jays
I liked this part:
Consider that Frasor is one of just three major-league relievers to have remained with the same team since 2004, along with Joe Nathan of the Twins and Mariano Rivera of the Yankees.
Like father, like son for Farrells
John Farrell's son, Jeremy, is a prospect for Pittsburgh and he made the trip to play the Jays yesterday.
The Graphically Hip: Toronto Blue Jays Bullpen Projections |
Dave Gershman of Beyond the Boxscore will be providing a weekly piece at Getting Blanked. Here's his first, graphically projecting the Jays bullpen.
Youth is Served – How Young Will the Rotation Be?
The 500 Level Fan provides some interesting notes regarding the age of the Jays starting rotation.
Spring Training Blog: It's a Fishers reunion in Fla.
Some hi-lights from Wednesday's game against Tampa.
Around the League
Baseball Stat Acronyms Pronunciation Guide
Justin Bopp spells (err, sounds) it out for you.
Marlins, Rays, Rangers lead baseball’s value pack
The Jays have spent their money wisely since 2008 but the Marlins and Rays lead the way.
Reminder: Getting Booked On March 7th
Parkes his hosting a second baseball book club meeting on Monday, so for those in the Toronto area, be sure to check it out.