A hat tip to the King of Kingston, Neate at Out of Left Field, for passing along the news that the Jays have all-but-officially shitcanned Mickey Brantley.
Brantley is going out swinging, telling the National Post's John Lott "I can't fix broken hands. I can't fix broken backs...I just think it's a really, really bad deal."
Look, we feel for the guy. Getting handed your walking papers ain't nobody's day at the pony rides. But the "our guys were all injured" excuse only goes so far. Even before Lyle Overbay got drilled on the hand, he was struggling. Vernon's approach at the plate has looked terrible, and we don't think that it's his shoulder that's making him swing at bad pitches in odd situations and bad counts.
And of course, Mickey should remember how he inherited the job from Mike Barnett, who had done an okay job but was made the sacrificial lamb after a five game skid in 2005. What comes around...