God almighty, is it really August already? It's probably way too late for us to be claiming that it is still early in the season, and not to panic.
But seriously, don't panic.
Not that we're somehow saying that the Jays have more than a snowballs chance in Hades of getting anything resembling a sniff of October baseball. But given a few days away from the daily grind, it struck us that this season might not be the unmitigated failure that we all seem to think.
To wit, if you had said sometime in February that the Jays would go a large part of the season without Vernon Wells, Dustin McGowan, Casey Janssen, Jeremy Accardo, and Aaron Hill, then our assumption would have been that this team would be on the bullet train into the shitter, and that we needn't pay any mind this season.
Maybe we're too blissed out on the tiny bit of relaxation that we've managed to sneak in this weekend, but we're not ready to napalm the entire organization based on a middling season.
(That was kind of a load of horseshit, wasn't it?)
Vernon's on his way back. Hooray?
Shawn Shroyer from MLB.com (whodat?) reports that Vernon Wells will come off the DL in a week to ten days. Updating our previous post on the peculiar matter of the Jays' performance in V-Dub's absence, the Jays now sit at 26-20 in games where he is on the sidelines. So is this good news or bad news?
In spite of the record, we'd lean towards the former...every night that we see Kevin Mench in the lineup is a night that we pine for Vernon's return.