Toronto selects Chad Jenkins 20th overall

June 9, 2009

The Toronto Blue Jays selected RHP Chad Jenkins of Kennesaw StateĀ 20th overall with their first round pick in today’s MLB draft. Jenkins checks in at 6′4 225 pounds and features a low 90s fastball, solid slider and an above average change up. Most draft projections have Jenkins ending up a number 3 or 4 starter in the major and expect him to rise through the farm quickly.

Toronto’s Top 5 Picks

  1. Chad Jenkins RHP Kennesaw State 20th overall
  2. James Paxton LHP Kentucky 37th overall
  3. Jake Eliopoulos LHP Sacred Heart Catholic HS in Newmarket, ON 68th overall
  4. Jake Barrett RHP Desert Ridge HS Arizona 99th overall
  5. Jacob Marisnick CF Riverside Poly HS California 104th overall

You can follow the rest of Toronto’s picks at MLB.com

MLB Draft goes today

June 9, 2009

The MLB amateur draft takes starts today with rounds 1-3 before concluding on Wednesday and Thursday. College pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg is considered by experts a near lock to go first overall to the Washington Nationals with the only question mark being his representation by agent Scott Boras.

The Toronto Blue Jays posses 5 picks in the first three rounds with the 20th being their first.

Not so Great Xpectations

April 9, 2009

The 2009 Toronto Blue Jays aren’t expected to contend. Cito Gaston and J.P. Ricciardi have even come out publicly to state that 2010 is their focus and not 2009. So what is a diehard fan to think of 2009? Are we to just carry on, left much to our own devices? To find hope or find whatever we feel we need to support the 2009 version of the Jays on our own? If those in charge of the team are saying to wait for 2010, what can we see in this year’s team to give us a reason to support them?

With that in mind, we thought about what we would like to see in a contender. What we’d like to see in the 2010 Jays that we don’t see now. Something we’d like to look forward to having. What key ingredients our successful Jays of the future would contain. Of course, solid pitching, hitting and fielding are all important and more or less go without saying. We thought of the on field performance of the team but with an eye for not only the physical part of the game but also with the mental.

Here’s what we came up with:
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Wait…what?

September 2, 2008

So I was all prepared to put up a post today marveling at the fact that lately I’ve found myself, despite logic and reason, defending JP Ricciardi. “Travis Snider being called up is not a move to save his job”, I was going to say. “How would it? It will not stunt the kid’s progress(’rushing’ is a myth) and will have little to no bearing on what the Jays do in the offseason and in 2009. Read more

Virtual Insanity

August 21, 2008

What me worry?

What me worry?

Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Judging by this definition, the Jays and their fans just might have contracted some kind of insanity, because this season sure looks familiar. By most accounts, the Jays have been out of it since the end of June, but they’ve managed to win just enough since the trade deadline to get some fans hoping for something that be pretty close to a miracle. But we’ve seen this before, haven’t we? The Jays have been breaking our hearts since 93. But still, there are believers.
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