If it's not something like this, then I dunno who's working the PR department.
The Jays have announced that single-game tickets will go on sale February 15th. Beyond that, Shi Davidi has tweeted a little noteworthy item for us:
Single game #Jays tix go on sale Feb 15. Bobble heads include: Delgado July 21; EE April 21; JPA July 7; Lawrie Aug. 11. Reyes figure June 9So that's why JPA was so sure he wasn't getting traded.
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) February 1, 2013
Elsewhere, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star joined the folks at baseballprospectus.com for their podcast to have a little chat about the Jays and their chances this season. Certainly worth a listen.
Finally, BaseballAmerica has released their Top-10 prospect lists, including the ones that we care about. Conspicuous by his absence from the list is Sean Nolin. I'm not going to pretend to know a whole lot about prospecting, but when AA says that Nolin is probably the closest young pitcher to the majors, it's weird to see that he's not even a top-10 for BA. Fangraphs has him at #5, assuming everyone just gets bumped up to make up for d'Arnaud and Syndergaard's trades.
Anyway, the list (age, projected '13 level):
- Aaron Sanchez (20, A+)
- Roberto Osuna (18, A+)
- Marcus Stroman (21, AA)
- DJ Davis (18, A)
- John Stilson (22, AA/AAA)
- Daniel Norris (19, A)
- Matt Smoral (19, Rookie-ball)
- Anthony Alford (18, A-)
- AJ Jimenez (22, AA)
- Tyler Gonzales (20, A)
This list is obviously pretty different from the one that was posted in November, before the trades of d'Arnaud, Nicolino, Syndergaard, Hechavarria and Marisnick, but meh.
A lot of these guys are 2012 draftees, and are thus pretty far from their ceilings. Tough to get value out of a single-A pitcher, which kind of explains why guys like Morrow, Encarnacion and Dickey are all signed through the 2015 season.