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Thursday BBB Links: Return of Reyes Edition

Jose Reyes returned to the Blue Jays yesterday but the more impressive return was the return of dominant Dickey. Links include Dickey's velocity increase, injuries in the AL East and Wimbledon's dress code.

Love to see that smile from Jose Reyes.
Love to see that smile from Jose Reyes.

Dickey was special and Reyes was present, what more could you ask for?


Dickey throws complete-game shutout vs. Rays -
"R.A. Dickey was dominant, throwing a complete-game two-hit shutout, while Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion both homered to give the Jays a 3-0 win in Jose Reyes' return to the lineup vs. the Rays."

R.A. Dickey’s Encouraging Velocity Spike | FanGraphs Baseball
Velocity isn't everything, but this sure looks like good news

Gibbons: Kawasaki demotion no ordinary move -
"The circumstances surrounding Munenori Kawasaki's demotion were anything but ordinary, and manager John Gibbons says there was "something different" about Tuesday's roster move."

Blue Jays’ Bautista, Encarnacion and Cecil potential all-stars: Griffin | Toronto Star
"Every team must be represented at the all-star game. For the Jays, these three are their candidates."

This week in Jays merch: the Munenori Kawasaki shirts | Drunk Jays Fans | Blogs |
This stuff is must have.


Alex Rodriguez responds to Brian Cashman's expletive-laden directive -
"The Yankees GM had no qualms telling A-Rod to "shut the f--k up" on Tuesday. Rodriguez's response was a bit more PR-friendly."

Red Sox ace Clay Buchholz to undergo MRI - Over the Monster
"Don't panic yet -- the Sox just want to be thorough."

Mark Teixeira to undergo season-ending surgery -
"After dealing with issues for over three months, Teixeira is headed for wrist surgery."

Orioles Injury News: Dylan Bundy to get Tommy John surgery Thursday - Camden Chat
"Top Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy will have to get Tommy John surgery after all."

Currently historic: Machado madness
"Manny Machado takes it to the bank. Also, Cabrera, Davis, and Votto create chaos."


So It’s Ricky Nolasco You’re After | FanGraphs Baseball
I think the Blue Jays have just about enough Marlins starters.

Matt Carpenter's improbable path to becoming an All-Star talent - MLB - Tom Verducci -

"Matt Carpenter's journey: Tracking the Cardinals' second baseman's unlikely path to becoming an All-Star-caliber talent."

MLB 2013 Futures Game rosters announced -

"Baseball reveals the participants in the annual prospects showcase."

The Astros’ Best Position Player | FanGraphs Baseball

I know a team that could (and by that I mean should) be in the market for a catcher....

Pirates' Russell Martin among the best free agent signings of '13 so far -
"The Pirates have not had much luck with major-league free agents in recent years, but Russell Martin has been a great pickup this year." He would have looked nice as a Jay... I'm just very high on any JPA alternative today.


Wimbledon rules orange shoes out but not colored undies | Reuters
Rules are rules....