Saturday, May 16, 2009

Don't call it a set back

LLook (see what I did there), I'm as bummed as the next Blue Jays fan about dropping 2 of 3 to the Yankees - at home nonetheless - in what was largely billed as the first real test of the team against superior competition (cough BULLSHIT cough). I just happen to think that it's reactionary as fuck to lump the team into the "pretender" column simply for losing the rubber match of the series facing one of game's top arms (notice I said "arms", not "athletes". Jesus, CC. Maybe mix in a salad now and again).

True to form, led by Aaron "what a ballplayer!" Hill, the bats woke up to kick the shit out of the Sox in the opener of the four-game set against the White Sox to remind everyone what has Jays fans so excited (as seen in the attendance figures....17,000! /end sarcasm) about the club this season. A relentless offense, strong starting pitching (Brett Cecil! More later....), and nice work from the 'pen (BJ Ryan...um, boners?), and voila...we're happy again. Right? RIGHT?!?

The Brett Cecil Quandary
Brett Cecil (2-0, 1.80) is , well, just too good to send back to AAA.

Brett Cecil, according to the rule of 30, should not exceed 150 innings this season in order to preserve the health of his golden left arm.

A major league starting rotation is no place to limit innings.

The Blue Jays have worked hard to convert Cecil, both physically and mentally, to be a starting pitcher after a career closing ballgames in college.

Thus, the Brett Cecil Quandary.

I got nothin' here.

JP Ricciardi, Double Talkin' Jive Icon
Asked about the curious (I need some time to digest this) decision to activate rookie sensation Ricky Romero and quickly demote him to AAA to repay his strong early season efforts, Ricciardi had this to say:

“Wait till tomorrow. I’ll say something else. We’re making this up as we go”

Again....I got nothin'. Maybe tomorrow. Or not.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think JP likely did not want to condemn today's starting pitcher by revealing his plans for Romero/Janssen. I don't think it was thought out comment, just an on-the-spot reation to the question posed.

Darren Priest said...

People who already hate Ricciardi will have a field day with that comment, but if the National Post were in the habit of using emoticons in their stories, that would have been followed by a ;).

The period looks weird there. Does JP have a mole on his chin, perchance?

Joe said...

Kooky J.P. is still up to his old antics. Oh, J.P., you sillyhead.

Lines like that, plus the lovely spring weather (excepting this weekend) make me feel ALIVE.

Hawk the Cock Harrelson said...

We lost. the Good Guys lost and the Bad Guys won! We have to do better tomorrow or the good guys will lose again!

The Ack said...

Listening to he Hawk is a guilty pleasure.

"Put it on the boooooaaaaaarrddddd.....YYYYes!"

and, of course, "hegone"

Plus, I've been thinking about it, and Romero deserves his rotation spot back. I'm calling bullshit there. I mean, Rob Ray has done an OK job, but Romero was fucking Nails before he went down.

GODDAMNITSTOPUSINGREACTIONARYIMPROPERLYYOUFUCKS said...

REACTIONARY DOES NOT MEAN SOMEONE WHO REACTS TO SOMETHING, IT MEANS SOMEONE WHO HAS A FAR-RIGHT IDEOLOGY. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH REACTING RASHLY. ARAGAHW;EOIFAFEJAWEOFHA9823RAWEFADSVGFRAERHAWEFTAQ2342365WAGAF