Saturday, February 28, 2009

A two sentence post on....being a Jays fan

Being a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays leaves me feeling bipolar - manic highs followed by cavernous lows.

Or maybe JP Ricciardi is the bipolar one - running his gums about being aggressive in the draft, then contemplating throwing away a first round pick for an aging stopgap solution at shortstop.

12 comments:

The Ack said...

Yes, I know I'm not exactly nailing the definition of bipolar disorder, and yes, I know it's all just rumour and hypotheticals.

But, just....fuck.

Also, I've always wanted to find a way to work in some rad Motley Crue album art into a post. So I've got that going for me now, at least.

Ian H. said...

It's very confusing Ack. After all this offseason talk, Blue Jays fans had fully prepare themselves to not expect any big free agent signings. And now this talk of Cabrera? Very bipolar, indeed.

The Ack said...

Yeah dude, I mean, if this special request "sign and trade" deal I'm reading about is a possibility to avoid giving up the pick, that's one thing.

Plus, last I read, Cabrera wouldn't bite on the A's $5M offer, which is about $2.5M more than I'd be happy to see the Jays dole out.

I don't even like Cabrera - FUCK.

Lloyd the Barber said...

HE'S OLDER THAN SCOTT ROLEN. AHLKSDFSDHFLSDH

I completely blanked on the throwing in League part. If Scott Rolen and Brandon League were in the same trade away from the Jays, I'd need a fucking holiday. Gone drinkin' sign on the blog, contemplate life as a Padres fan.

Mark said...

Well put. Emphasize draft one day and consider dropping picks the next. I hope they don't follow through on this one.

eyebleaf said...

Signing Cabrera, trading Rolen, trading LEAGUE (BRANDON FUCKING LEAGUE)...

what the fucking fuck is going on?

Anonymous said...

At what point do the Jays not have to give up a draft pick to sign Cabrera?

Is it possible that they wait until the start of the season to sign him and not sacrifice any draft picks? At that point is it really a bad signing, assuming there is a reasonable deal agreed upon?

Anonymous said...

WHAT TEAM IS GOING TO TAKE ROLEN ?????

dave said...

First, I think Blair is reaching. His reasoning for this rumour, at least according to his twitter, was that Rolen was put in two games early on in ST to try and show him off. But a bunch of guys played two quick games (Rios being one) and Rolen himself pushed up his first start so he could spend time with family later on.

Second, I like the idea of using our deep bullpen to improve somewhere else as long as we get someone back who is under contract for 2010. So, if we trade Rolen (Ugh. I know. I'm with Lloyd with thinking that watching Rolen is an actual treat) we can get an improvement at short as well as maybe an improvement somewhere else or a replacement 3B.

You're telling me we couldn't find someone interested in a Rolen/League/Campbell package?

But honestly, I don't think Rolen is going anywhere unless Blair got his info from a night out drinking with some Jays' staff and can't write about it...

Torgen said...

If the Jays sign Cabrera after the draft, they don't have to give up a draft pick.

Cubs Fan said...

Theater of Pain = worst Crue album ever...

Anonymous said...

:)