Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Go Time: Surely You Jest
I think we're all getting tired of this little charade that we've been putting up with since the start of April. We know the Jays are good. We know that RA Dickey is good. We know that Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, Melky Cabrera (and so on) are good. We know that Colby Rasmus isn't the best player on the team, nor is it right that Casey Janssen is the pitcher with which the Jays have derived the most value. Brandon Morrow is not a replacement level pitcher. This is not a true-talent .381 winning percentage team.
Further, we know that Miguel Gonzalez is not good. We know that Chris Tillman is not good. We know that there is absolutely no way that the Baltimore Orioles should be winning 100 straight games when they lead after 7, or have a 28-2 (or whatever the fuck it is) record in 1-run games since the beginning of last year.
These things that have happened all should not have happened.
I'm bored of it.
Alex Burnett spoke with Shi Davidi recently, saying that he wasn't happy about being DFA'ed mere days after being claimed by the Jays, and feels even worse for Casper Wells, who got the same treatment multiple times. Burnett has shipped his car across the country multiple times, and has a pregnant wife, who has moved around just as much as he has over the last few weeks. Sounds stressful.
Speaking of claims and DFA's... The Jays have DFA'ed Ramon Ortiz in order to make room on the roster for Aaron Laffey. As mentioned yesterday, Jose Reyes was transferred to the 60-day DL, which opens up a spot on the 40-man roster, but they still needed to make a move to fit Laffey on the 25-man. DFA'ing Ortiz will allow the Jays to claim someone else now, as there are only 39 people on the 40-man roster. AA has spoken up about all of his roster claims, saying that he wants to field a good team in Buffalo. Makes sense.