The Blue Jays made it official.
They have purchased the contracts of Esmil Rogers and Aaron Sanchez, adding them to the 40-man roster, as well as the active roster. In the case of Rogers, he's out of options, so he's here to stay, or he'd have to be designated again. I hope, this time, the Jays know what they are doing. And Ryan Goins was recalled. I recall him too, good glove, almost no bat.
On the flip side. Darin Mastroianni is sent down to Buffalo.. He was having a pretty tough time of it in Toronto, hitting 156/.156/.250 in 32 at bats. Erik Kratz goes down as well. Kratz has been up and down a few times, he's hit .198/.226/.346, with 3 home runs, in 81 at bats with the Jays. Being fair to both, it is tough to play and sit and play and sit, I liked Kratz behind the plate.
Brad Mills gets the DFA treatment for the second time in a week. The Jays will be hoping he clears waivers, so they can send him down to Buffalo. Poor guy, he gets one appearance, it is awful and he's sent off again. Sometimes the Jays piss me off with their inability to make a decision and stick with it. I don't think Mills is of much value, but we dumped McGuire for him, so someone must have thought he was ok, why let one extremely bad game change your mind? I thought we had great scouts that have been watching everyone and knew who could help us and who couldn't.
We had thought that Steve Tolleson would be going on the Paternity List, but babies come when babies come. Could happen today or in a couple of weeks (side note, never ever tell an expectant mom that the baby could come today or in two weeks, it won't go over well).
Esmil gets the long relief role. He was doing pretty good in Buffalo, he was 2-2, with a 3.14 ERA in 12 games, 7 starts. In 48.2 innings, he allowed 42 hits, 2 home runs, 18 walks and struck out 41. I was thinking he could come in and take Hutchison's spot in the rotation for a couple of weeks.
Aaron is coming up to join the bullpen, Gibby really doesn't have much for right-handers that he trusts out in the pen. No pressure though Aaron.
Ryan, I really don't know what the plan is for him. I had thought that he was just going to come up for the 3 days that Tolleson was going to miss while on the Paternity List but I guess not. I hope they have a plan for Goins. And I'm hoping it doesn't mean that Munenori Kawasaki is going to the bench. Munenori has been one of the very few of our players that is actually hitting. Maybe Goins or Kawasaki will play third and the other will play second and Francisco will go to the bench? I don't know and I'm not sure the Jays have any clear idea either. I do like watching Ryan play defense.
With out Mastroianni, it looks like the idea of platooning Colby Rasmus has come to a sudden halt. It does seem like Colby is swinging the bat better. I hope he continues it.
I guess, if we aren't going to make a trade, we might as well move around the pieces that we already have. I remember the days when we were doing just one roster move a day. Back in simpler times.\
Here is tonight's line, I had to stare at it for 5 minutes before I had it all figured out. Program sales should go through the roof tonight: