Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Stuff: Bautista, Video Games
Scott Johnson at Franchise Mode, the Score's sports video games blog, has some inside info on MLB The Show '13's edition of the Toronto Blue Jays and the player rankings. He also has team rankings, in which the Jays rank 5th, behind Detroit, St. Louis, Boston (note: what the fuck?) and Anaheim. The Jays happen to rank 26th in defense, which is what's pulling them down a bit in those rankings (6th in hitting, 7th in pitching).
ESPN has a shitload of Blue Jays-related stuff, and you can partake in all of it if you've got an Insider account. Which I do. Suck it.
Baseball Tonight's team-by-team special stopped in Dunedin to dick around with the Jays. Of course, JP Arencibia opened that segment with a Tim Kurkjian impression. Again.
Jayson Stark believes that Jose Bautista is important to the Blue Jays. No shit.
David Schoenfeld examines the HR odds for Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion. 36.5 for Jose, 33.5 for Edwin. I'll take over and under, respectively, though that Edwin line is pretty well right where I'd set it and wouldn't bet on that one in a million years.
Know your stats.
Dave Cameron writes that speed is the secret weapon for the Jays this season.
Away from ESPN, finally, we can see that the Jays have picked up Lars Anderson off waivers from the White Sox. He'll likely serve as David Cooper's replacement in the minors. Kyle Drabek was placed on the 60-day DL to make room for Anderson.