Monday, March 3, 2008

Buck Coats is the dark horse

We're trying hard to resist jumping the gun here, but it's early in the spring, and our defenses are down.

In the midst of all the Reed vs. Stew talk, Buck Coats might just come up the middle and steal the job away from both of them. Coats put a sweet home run swing on a Mike Stanton pitch on Sunday afternoon against the Reds, and has driven in three runs so far in the Spring Training.

The Jays brass apparently loves this guy (but who don't they love at this point?), and as an added bonus, Coats can play all three outfield positions.

We're pulling for this guy, and not just because of his pornstastic name. Then again, we thought that it was an outrage when the Jays sent Gabe Gross to Syracuse after his Mantlesque spring a few years back.

9 comments:

Torgen said...

While having Coats be Stair's platoon mate would be outstanding (if he can keep hitting like this once the season starts), we'd still have to figure out where to ditch Reeder's $3+M.

Andrew said...

Some NL team that likes white dudes with grit and hustle? Since we already have Coats on our roster and he's cheap, we could even eat most of the salary or dump him for a bag of balls. I doubt he would mind being traded to some team with a gap that the spark plug can... plug.

Jonathan said...

If Buck Coats wins a major league job over both Johnson and Stewart on the basis of 30 spring training games, I will eat a pound of raw chicken.

sandra oh said...

Dark horse or 2008's Jason Smith?

Anonymous said...

What is is with you guys ?? Raw chicken ? raw bacon ?? .......

The Southpaw said...

Though eating a pound of raw chicken would surely kill me, I would match that challenge. Buck Coats has a better chance of building a time machine and nailing the hot version of Alyssa Milano from 10 years ago than going north with the Jays.

JW

Darren Priest said...

Alyssa Milano is not hot anymore? I'd love to see the ladies in your little black book.

stoeten said...

How many Reggie Cleveland All-Stars can one team employ?!?

Torgen said...

Doesn't Coats hit lefty? That would make him a pretty poor platoon-mate.