Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Update: Aaron Sanchez strong again

I got my wires crossed and wrote this minor league report that I don’t need this morning for Jays Journal. However I figured rather than trashing it, I might as well file my update here since this blog has basically gone to die over the past year or so.

We didn’t have any games to cover yesterday (both the Bisons and Fisher Cats were washed out on Monday) but the Toronto Blue Jays made some minor roster moves among their affiliates this week worth sharing. Catcher A.J. Jimenez, who left Friday’s game against Trenton with what’s presumed to be hamstring tightness, has been placed on the seven-day disabled list retroactive to April 5. Left-handed reliever Richard Bleier was promoted to Triple-A from Double-A while Wil Browning has been moved up from Class A Advanced to Double-A (h/t Blue Jays From Away).

Buffalo Bisons (3-0)

Jared Goedert was perfect at the plate and had four hits including a double and two RBIs while Dan Johnson blasted his second home run in as many games as the Bisons pulled away late to win 7-2. Juan Francisco had two hits and now has five knocks in his first two games since activated by Buffalo. Sean Nolin had a good start to the season and pounded the strike zone, fanning seven batters.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (2-3)

Keith Law of ESPN wrote in an Insider post after Aaron Sanchez‘s first start that “his raw stuff was the best I’ve seen from him.” Last night, Sanchez gave up a home run and a wild pitch led to another run but otherwise he was impressive. Kenny Wilson hit his first home run of the season while Jon Berti had two base hits and three stolen bases but the bullpen couldn’t hold on as the Fisher Cats lost 6-5.

Dunedin Blue Jays (3-1)

Postponed due to inclement weather.

Lansing Lugnuts (2-3)

Matt Dean had three base hits, D.J. Davis went deep and Dickie Thon singled home the winning run in the ninth as Lansing walked off 6-5 over Quad Cities. Tom Robson struggled with control and walked four batters to go along with two wild pitches in what was a disappointing Midwest League debut for the B.C. right-hander. Dawel Lugo had two hits including a double and has been swinging the bat well despite his early low batting average.

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Player Report: Marcus Stroman, RHP (TOR, AA)

Drool-worthy scouting report of Marcus Stroman… potentially NSFW, as this article has been known to cause many desk pops.

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Mike Parnell is currently a senior at Cornell University where he is majoring in Industrial Labor Relations and minoring in economics. He has spent the past several years working in baseball. He first began working in baseball as a baseball operations intern for the Nashua Pride in high school before working as the Assistant to the Commissioner in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League in 2010 through 2012. In 2013 he began scouting minor league and independent level players. 
Each week Batting Leadoff will post two scouting reports on players that he’s seen this year along with video of the player. The scouting report will feature a summary of the player and his grades for each tool or pitch. Occasionally, he will add additional comments on the player if he feels it is necessary.
*If the report is too small to read, click it to enlarge.
Marcus Stroman
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The Blank Jones Episode 002: Skype, you unreliable piece of shit

Since I never write here anymore I may as well re-blog someone who does – one of my WP buddies gleasonavenue has launched into the world of podcasts!


Hello everyone, another episode of the BLANK JONES hits the air as me and MO hit on the following topics

The retirements of AI and Tracy Mcgrady and what we think of HOF credentials

the Caps signing Grabovski ( THROWS THINGS)


Some EPL and whether we think Rooney or Suarez will be moved


and I hate the Panthers and the Caps




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Danny Ainge Should Be Fired

My man Juice makes a strong case against keeping Danny Ainge around in Boston. Definitely read-worthy, enjoy my friends.

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Kevin Gausman as Happy Gilmore

I’ve been seriously ignoring this blog lately. Too much going on at Jays Journal and the real world in general. But I feel like posting something, so might as well go with a trusty GIF.

I covered the Game Thread on Jays Journal for Kevin Gausman‘s first major league start. Looks like he was fired up as I found a GIF on GAMEREAX of his first warm up pitch on Thursday. I call this the “Happy Gilmore” windup:

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Blue Jays are learning how to win – Postgame Rant

This blog is going to absolute shit (but make sure to catch my work on Jays Journal but the Melkman came through with a big 4 for 5 performance today against his old club so I figured I would reblog this post. Jays win big against the reigning champs and I finally made it down to the Rogers Centre to take it all in. Plus Melky got his World Series ring – glad they didn’t try to not give it to him or some bullshit after last season’s suspension. Anyways maybe, just maybe after this past week or so of good baseball the Jays are finally learning how to win. We can only hope…

Wrayzerblade's Rants

My followers are f-ing amazing. I have had some MAJOR spam issues on my old site and it really had me rattled. I almost considered giving up this whole blogging thing. But thanks to you guys I am back!

This isn’t my real job (I wish it was) so I didn’t get today’s game turned on until the 6th inning. I basically missed most of the game that the Jays sucked ass. OutsideNBA caught me up on the fact that Buehrle got booed off in the 5th. Way to go Jays fans, you are really giving us a reputation of the worst fans in baseball. These aren’t the Leafs, and it’s about time people stopped treating them the same way. Baseball is a long season, so I’m assuming most of these idiots will be tired out by about game 30 or so. Then they can just sit down and

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My Thoughts on the Toronto Blue Jays

Since I’m too lazy to post anything of value I just figured I would give you my reaction to another loss to an AL East rival tonight. I don’t watch much hockey but Brad Marchand swings like the Blue Jays.


GIF is from my new favourite site GAMEREAX.

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