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Mark Buehrle On Being A Blue Jay

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Mark Buehrle spoke to the media this morning by conference call, here are some of the highlights.

Mark Buehrle
Mark Buehrle
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Mark Buehrle talked to the Blue Jays media by conference call this morning. Some of what he said:

  • At first he was "shocked and surprised" by the trade.
  • Now: "I think it's sunk in. It's kind of become real. I'm liking what Alex is doing"
  • On pitbulls: "It is going to be an obstacle, I don't agree with the ban."
  • He tries to 'lead by example'. Wouldn't "call a team meeting' but would 'answer a question' for a teammate.
  • Never been on the DL, never had arm troubles.
  • On Toronto: "It's a great city. It's one of my favorite places to go."
  • He's not worried about taxes.
  • His wife was unsure about the trade, at first, mostly because of the pit bull ban, but has come around on things.
  • On Josh Johnson: "he's a stud, if healthy. Top of the line starter."
  • On Jose Reyes: "he wants to play everyday. He's energetic. Everyone is going to like him."
  • Bonifacio is "goofy". "Always dancing".'Comfortable playing center field".
  • "The AL East is tough. Right now I'm liking the team."