Thursday 11 April 2013

Go Time: Fister? Destroy Her

Had planned on watching today's game from the comfort of my god damn couch, and had an idea for a nice big post about the awesomeness of Jose Reyes, but I ended up getting called in to work, so that appears to be out the window.

It's supposed to rain all day in Detroit, which really begs the question as to why they don't have (at least the option of) an indoor/covered stadium there, given the geography.  If it's too cold to play outside in Toronto, it's too cold to play outside in Detroit, if you ask me.

Speaking of cold, did you see how great a job Detroit did at holding that 5-run lead yesterday?  Yeah.

The Jays have claimed Casper Wells off waivers from the Mariners, and have DFA'ed Alex Burnett to make room/  Burnett was just claimed the other day from the Angels, if I'm not mistaken, but the sheer amount of waiver claims that the Jays have made in the last 6 months are really making me dizzy.  Either way, Wells' addition probably means that we're about to see the end of the 8-man bullpen horseshit.

For Wells' part, he was DFA'ed from Seattle to make room for Jason Fucking Bay, of all people, despite actually having some use.  He can play all three outfield positions, and has hit lefty pitching to a .264/.349/.489 line over his short career.  The Jays will face lefties Chris Sale and Jose Quintana this weekend against the White Sox, games that both Adam Lind and Colby Rasmus can now safely be penciled to the bench for.  Rajai Davis was previously the only other outfielder on the bench, though Brett Lawrie's return will help that as well, with Izturis or Bonifacio coming off the bench to provide some utility.

Speaking of Lawrie, look for him to be back in about 10-14 days, according to John Lott.  Lawrie was taking BP recently, and has been fielding grounders as well.

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