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Tuesday BBB Links: Loss Between Streaks Edition

The Jays lost last night out of respect for the franchise record. It was the classy thing to do. Today's links include Bautista's ump trouble, ARod's twitter and a new ancient reptile.

Watching Juan Perez pitch may cause motion sickness.
Watching Juan Perez pitch may cause motion sickness.

11 games is enough. Don't be greedy, appreciate what was. Below are some links to soothe the heart ache, complements of bluebirdbanter.


Davidi: Jays' streak comes to end in Tampa -
"Esmil Rogers allowed three straight home runs and the offence couldn't capitalize late as the Toronto Blue Jays' winning streak came to an end with a 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Monday."

Brett Lawrie is still a couple of weeks away from a rehab assignment | HardballTalk

"Brett Lawrie has been sidelined for nearly a month with a left ankle sprain and his return doesn't exactly sound imminent. According to Gregor Chisholm of MLB."

Mike Rutsey's Q&A with Blue Jays' Jose Bautista | Blue Jays | Sports | Toronto Sun
"Jose Bautista currently is playing second fiddle in the Jays offence to good friend Edwin Encarnacion (.274, 21 HRs, 63 RBIs) but he remains as the Jays leader and go- to guy on the team."

Jose vs. The Umps | Drunk Jays Fans | Blogs |
Apparently Jose has some legitimate beef.

Kawasaki decision gets more difficult daily -

"His fans and teammates adore him, but there’s no starting role for Munenori Kawasaki on the Blue Jays’ roster once Jose Reyes returns this week. It won't be an easy decision for the Jays."


Alex Rodriguez is on Twitter and verified -
"See, not every A-Rod story is about injuries or Biogenesis." ARod gets twitter one day after I do. Coincidence? I think so.

Orioles send Freddy Garcia to Triple-A; are his days in MLB over? -
"The Orioles removed Freddy Garcia from their roster, which might mean the end of his 15-year MLB career." Guess we may have knocked him out of the league.

Hot Stove: Should the Yankees trade Robinson Cano? - Pinstriped Bible
"The Yankees could trade Robinson Cano if they don't plan on re-signing him, but where would he be a fit and who could they get back?" I'll take him!

The Red Sox and the Kevin Youkilis trade, one year later - Over the Monster
"It's been one year to the day since the trade that sent Youkilis to the other Sox; how have things fared for both parties since?"

Austin Romine and the Negative OPS+ Club - Pinstriped Bible
"In his own (negative) way, Austin Romine is having a season for the ages."


Drew Smyly: Old School Relief Ace | FanGraphs Baseball
Always liked the idea of a pitcher doing the 100 inning reliever thing. Cool idea for McGowan's future?

Yuni Betancourt and Alex Gonzalez, first base, and other positional disasters - Baseball Nation
"I recently saw where the Miami Marlins' catchers this season had scored 12 runs all season. But that was a few days ago" Sad to see the Jays on here.

Carlos Gonzalez's rise to the elite goes beyond just Rocky Mountain highs - MLB - Joe Lemire -
The dude is good.

A Trade Target Leaderboard | FanGraphs Baseball
It's fun to look at something like this with the idea that the Jays might be buyers.

Phillies trade rumors: Cliff Lee, Jonathan Papelbon priced VERY HIGH - MLB Daily Dish
"The Philadelphia Phillies won't be looking to trade anytime soon and when they are ready, Cliff Lee and Jonathan Papelbon will come at an 'very high' price, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports...."


BBC News - Knobbly reptile roamed vast ancient desert
"A bizarre reptile with knobbly growths on its head roamed a vast, isolated desert about 260 million years ago, researchers say."