Monday, February 23, 2009

For the next 30 days, Vernon Wells is gonzo, Alonzo.

Jordan Bastian tweets that Vernon Wells is out for a month with a hamstring thingy.

So we guess it's a good thing that he was doing all that gettin' in shape jive in the offseason.

But on the plus side, our misery began just minutes after it was announced...thanks Web 2.0 revolution!

More to come Update: Blair promises more to come on this...and he delivers. (Ain't it great to have Blairsy back on the Jays beat?)

Snappy notes that the injury has created some usefulness for José Bautista, who will get time in centre while Vernon recovers. Snider will play in both left and right, and Vernon might DH to start the season.

Is it too early on a Monday to go for a drink?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

VW COULD BE OUT ALOT LONGER!!!!

The Ack said...

I'm so long forward to the increased Roy Halladay trade speculation that those fucking jackals in the media will no doubt reattach themseleves to. THERE'S NO MEAT LEFT - YOU'VE PICKED THE BONES CLEAN! FUCK OFF!!

stonedog said...

If only we would allow the players to use steroids, then maybe this kind of thing wouldn't happen. /snark

Seriously, though, instead of hiring dodgy personal trainers that may or may not have idealogical resemblances to Brian MacNamee, maybe ballplayers like Vernon should try working out with hockey players. Hire Gary Roberts to be your fitness guru, and he'll whip your lard ass into shape in no time.

Jer said...

Really they'll play Bautista in CF instead of Rios? Really? They won't use one of their better defenders (when he isn't spaced out on goofballs) in the key outfield position? Really?

dave said...

I agree Jer, seems straight odd to be looking to Bautista to fill the hole.

Tao of Stieb said...

We're assuming that they will work Bautista in, but that Rios will get a few innings per game.

After Rios, it gets a little thin in terms of OFs who can play center... If Wells is only DHing on opening day, it's either Bautista, or maybe Voodoo Joe Inglett.

Or Buck Coats. Free Buck!

Torgen said...

Or Wayne Lydon, who stole a million bases in AAA last year. He didn't bail when we moved to LV, did he?

Lloyd the Barber said...

FREE BUCK!

Ian H. said...

Beer is the only way to numb the pain, Tao.

Darren Priest said...

Rios will be in center, Snider and Lind will platoon in right and the Jays have an offer in on Manny 3 years/65M.

Read for yourself.

Jer said...

Priest, would you mind passing that joint, you're bogarting our buzz man. Seriously though, this will force the jays to use lind and snider (mmm snider) in the OF, freeing up some at bats for the plethora of IF's we've accumulated at DH

Anonymous said...

Priest - you look like a pervert

Darren Priest said...

You're both right!