We get a game on TV. What a great day. Even better Newcastle is winning. That’s about as usual as Sportsnet showing us a game on TV.
There are a couple of bit of news from the Blue Jays camp:
- Marcus Stroman did some ‘long toss’ yesterday. Next is throwing off a mound and then game action. I still think odds are slim that he’ll be on the opening day roster, but I’m sure he’ll do his best to be ready.
- The team had their first cuts of the spring. Sean Reid-Foley, Jon Harris and Jordan Romano go to the minor league camp and Rowdy Tellez was optioned to Buffalo.
- Off topic, but congratulations to the Raptors for making the playoffs again. I watched some of last night’s game and they were very impressive.
- Things that drive me nuts for $2000 Alex:
BLUE JAYS: Unless OF Dalton Pompey exceeds expectations, I would imagine Toronto cuts bait despite “potential, upside, etc.” Enough options now that Pompey needs to get tough, play through it & deliver. Some talk about his skillset but say he’s soft. Hope he proves them wrong.— Rob Fai (@RobFaiNation) March 10, 2018
Yes, last year Dalton missed a lot of time WITH A CONCUSSION. 2016 he played 93 games with the Bisons, while spending September with the Jays. 2015 he played 96 minor league games and 34 with the Jays. That seems to be a pretty decent portion of the season.
I don’t know what’s going to happen but if you think the guy should have toughed it out and played with a concussion, we have a difference of opinion. My son had a concussion and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone and I wouldn’t call anyone soft that’s had one.
I know I should ignore these things, but I’m in a crappy mood anyway. I don’t know what’s going to happen with Dalton. I am afraid he missed his moment, but I’m hoping something will work out. Sports writers calling a player soft is one of those thing I can never understand.
We get a bunch of the regulars today.
#Bluejays and #Tigers going at it today. TV broadcast starts at 1pm Eastern, but radio is at 12:30! PreGame Show with me, @benwag247 and #KevinBarker features interviews with Tyler Clippard and @FisherCats Skipper John Schneider. #Jays #TuneInAndStuff pic.twitter.com/zmCBdtvXO2— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) March 10, 2018