Programming note: I haven’t done one of these in a while, and oh man, there are a lot of howls into the void out there that might be worth looking at… if not for the fact that I have almost no time for anybody’s “what’s wrong with the Jays” thinkpieces right now. So don’t expect a whole lot of that here…
Oh, look, Damien Cox has decided this is the moment to slide into our DMs, because he’s gotta at least ask the question about what the Jays start might mean for a potential rebuild. Which isn’t an unfair question in its own right — shit, I wrote about it as a potentiality way back in December or January — but is a hell of a place for a tourist to pick to take a leak. (If you really want to read the piece, it’s at that place where they still let Rosie DiManno write, too).
Cathal Kelly wrote about the Jays’ “failure to launch” for the Globe and Mail, but suffers from the ol’ Cox Block, as far as getting suffocated by scorn is concerned. Luckyyyyyy.
Blue Jays From Away asks a good question with no good answers: who takes Aaron Sanchez’s spot in the rotation.
Andrew Munn of BP Toronto takes a look at Kendrys Morales’s approach, which he likens to Edwin’s. Which sounds damn good to me.
We proooooobably could use thinking about prospects a little more, so with that in mind, Clutchlings reports some actual damn good news on Max Pentecost: he’s back behind the plate! Or at least he will be soon.
South of the Six has been doing some great stuff on the Jays lately, and I’ll add Adam Corsair’s It’s Not Pretty, But It’s Not Over to the pile.
The Blue Jay Hunter notes that the Jays wore their old skool white panel caps (and batting helmets!) during the home opener, which apparently they haven’t done since they wore the then-welcome but now-atrocious powder blue uniforms on Flashback Fridays early in the Beeston era. They’re all better than the red abominations we saw on Sunday.
The Jays are optimistic about their ability to turn things around, writes Steve Buffery of the Toronto Sun.
Elsewhere at the Sun, Buffery tells us not to expect to see Joe Biagini in the Jays’ rotation any time soon, despite the recent loss of two of their starters. Uh… what do you think James Shields costs?
Buster Olney also does the Jays teardown thing for ESPN.com, which… yeah, we get it. Olney also podcasted about the Jays woes, speaking with the excellent Laura Armstrong of the Toronto Star (er… that place that still lets Rosie DiManno write).
The Jays’ peripherals are not much worse than they were in 2017, writes Jeff Quattrociocchi of Jays From The Couch. Sure, I’ll take it!
Jason Foster of the Sporting News says that the Jays’ 2-10 start could mean something, but it probably doesn’t.
Oh, and poor Matt Dermody is on his way back to Buffalo. Corresponding move to be announced tomorrow. Meh.
I’ll just leave this here:
In the wild, the Garfoose has been known to subsist mainly on low-hanging fruit.https://t.co/m7vlHYNiNT— Jonah Birenbaum (@birenball) April 17, 2017