Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Farrell Hired,Butterfield and Walton Staying

On Friday morning John Farrell was hired, and the interest started coming back north of the border.LF Mammy Ramirez, of the Chicago White Sox said he would love to come to play in Toronto with new manager John Farrell. Farrell was the pitching coach in Boston during Manny's last full season with the BoSox. This is a very good sign for Toronto sports in general, because most players will go to a different city if they have a choice instead of T.O.

One of the first moves Alex Anthopolous and John Farrell made was announcing that 3B Coach Brian Butterfield,and Pitching Coach Bruce Walton, would stay with the club for the 2011 season. The club is currently negotiating with Hitting Coach Dwayne Murphy to return.Murphy was the magical hitting coach that led the Blue Jays to there powerful season,posting the third best amount of home runs in one season, with 257.

On Wednesday afternoon the Jays picked up a $1.2 million dollar option on C Jose Molina,meaning John Buck's chance of coming back to the Jays next season is down to next to nothing. That move also means you can expect to see J.P Arencibia as the starting catcher next season.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

John Farrell "Is he the Next Blue Jays Manager?"

Peter Gammons, of tweeted this morning, that Red Sox Pitching Coach John Farrell will be named the Blue Jays Manager. On Wednesday Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulus gave a finale list of just three names to the media.Red Sox Coach Demario Hale, Cleveland Indians First Base coach Sandy Alomar Jr. and Farrell. Alomar Jr, who is the brother of former Blue Jays great Roberto Alomar, seemed to be the front runner in this managerial race. Also this morning Brian Butterfield, Blue Jays 3rd base coach, said he believes he is the running for the Jays manager spot, even though he wasn't on the list.

Jose Bautista underwent surgery today to repair a sports hernia. Bautista, who earlier in the week was named to TSN's all star team of 2010, will be out for 6 weeks following the procedure. Jose who is is contention for MVP, and who has a silver slugger award wrapped up, will likely also win comeback player of the year award.If he does win the CPOTY, it will mark the second straight year a Blue Jay has won it. Last season, Aaron Hill took home that piece of hardware following his incredible season.

Be sure to vote for all the Blue jays in contention for TYIB awards, and order your 2011 tickets now online at or call 888-654-6529.

Here is a little video to remind us of the glory days.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Toronto Blue Jays Season Review

The Blue Jays finished 85-77,at least 20 wins more than most prognosticators predicted the Jays would win.Leading the league in home runs with 257, tt was a good year for the offense,while the pitching was not far behind.The big 4 in the rotation,(Ricky Romero, Shaun Marcum, Brett Cecil, and Brandon Morrow) all had above 10 wins, with 15 being the most by Brett Cecil. Every pitcher on the Jays staff who pitched more than 50 innings last season, had a whip of 1.60 or lower.This season included some amazing moments from John McDonalds fathers day home run to Jose Bautista's 50th home run.

These are my predictions for next years 25-man roster.

SP Shaun Marcum
SP Ricky Romero
SP Brett Cecil
SP Brandon Morrow
SP Kyle Drabek
CP Kevin Gregg
SU Shawn Camp
SU Casey Janssen
LRP David Purcey
LRP Taylor Buchholz
MRP Mark Rzepczynski
MRP Rommie Lewis

C J.P Arencibia
1B Paul Konerko (Free Agency)
2B Aaron Hill
3B Jose Bautista
SS Yunel Escobar
LF Fred Lewis
CF Vernon Wells
RF Travis Snider
DH Adam Lind

C Jose Molina
2B/SS/3B John Mcdonald
1B/2B/3B/SS/LF/RF/CF Mike McCoy
LF/RF/CF DeWayne Wise

Remember to vote for Alex Anthopoulus,Jose Bautista,Moment,Brandon Morrow,Oddity, in the TYIB awards.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Roy Halladay: Human or not Human,That is the Question

On the night of Wednesday October 6th 2010, Roy Halladay got "Doctober" off to a tremendous start. He threw 104 pitches,9 innings and made history by pitching a no-hitter against the NL Central Champion Cincinnati Reds.Halladay did not only throw the first no hitter in Division series history, he outhit the reds by himself,yes he had a hit and the Reds didn't.In the second,the man they call the "Doc" got a RBI single to extend the Phillies lead to 2-0 which would end up 4-0. The front runner for 2010 NL Cy Young threw only the second no-hitter in post season history in his post season debut. Blue Jays fans across the world were smiling and cheering as arguably the best Blue Jays pitcher of all time, and without a doubt the best pitcher in baseball right now threw one of the most dominant games ever pitched by a pitcher in the history of baseball.

Here is the video of all 28 batters he faced.Roy got 27 of the 28 batters out as a 5th inning walk to Jay Bruce was the only blemish on his resume today. As you watch this think of how good Roy really is.

Some time this week i will blog about the Jays season in 2010 and what we could expect from them this off-season.