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So, I've been away from things for a while. And by "away from things", I mean merely scanning boxscores and grabbing the headlines for the past week as opposed to dryhumping every last minutiae of information I can find surrounding the Blue Jays (awwwkward).
You know how it is - work stuff, family stuff, maybe some more work stuff. Unbelievable that goddamned life dares get in the way of baseball, right? I was this close to dialing into JaysTalk with Wilner and bitching about Lyle Overpaid and that goon JP Ricciardi and his 5 year plan.
But I'm back and plugged in (as much as I ever was, I guess), and I'm here to talk about that magnificent bastard Brett Cecil. The final line might not immediately blow you way (4 ER in 6.2 IP), but like everything else this season, I choose to conveniently blame the manager for not yanking the kid after 6 strong innings. Seriously though, Cecil was everything the Jays hope he will be - a strong mid-rotation presence with power stuff, able to compete against AL East rivals. I'd say his 2010 debut fit the bill.
Oh, and you look good up top, Freddy Lewis.
Oh, and welcome back, Aaron Hill. And make sure you give that sore arm plenty of rest, Edwin.
One more thing - where would the Jays be without Kevin Gregg right now? I know - who woulda thunk it, right?
AJ Burnett's tattooed arm - what the fuck?
Speaking of douchebags, nice to see ARod get called out by Oakland's Dallas Braden for breaking code. Truthfully, I don't even much care who's right in this one. Douchey is as douchey does, Alex.
Brett Wallace is up to 7 HR and a 1.036 OPS. JP Arencibia is starting to come around, too.
Fire up the Adeiny Hechavarria hype machine. Let's go!