Jays Jots: Shaun Marcum, Adam Lind, Red Sox, Moneyball, and Prince Fielder


Aside from the announcement of the Jays’ September callups, here are some links to get you through today after last night’s 14-0 rout at the hands of the Red Sox:

An Interview with Darold Knowles, September 2011 | Batter’s Box
Gerry over at Da Box talked to Darold Knowles, Dunedin’s pitching coach, about a variety of things, like Drew Hutchison being better than Marcum and Nestor Molina having tremendous command.

Shaun Marcum at home with dominant Brewers | The Good Point
Over at The Good Point, I recently caught up with Marcum and he talked about his trade from the Jays after they talked about a long-term deal, plus being dealt straight-up for a prospect.

Labour Day Leftovers: Lind & McCoy’s Walk Rates | The Blue Jay Hunter
Ian over at BJH takes a look at just how few walks Adam Lind is taking this year. He also has an entertaining DeWayne Wise Gif in another post.

SOSH is What Happens | Hum and Chuck
Joanna over at Hum and Chuck has a post with some entertaining rebuttals to comments made on a Red Sox forum during Monday’s game.

Interview: Deck McGuire | 1 Blue Jays Way
This one’s a few days old, but check out 1BJW’s interview with Fisher Cats right-hander Deck McGuire, if you haven’t already.

Red Sox poster boys for slow play | Richard Griffin via Toronto Star
If you didn’t see any of Griff’s tweets during Monday night’s Red Sox game with Josh Beckett, read this to get what he was talking about. Good stuff.

Learning to throw a breaking ball | Toronto Star
Sticking with the Toronto Star for a moment, Dan Robson caught up with Jays pitching coach Bruce Walton for some tips about how to throw a breaking ball.

Zaun talks Moneyball | sportsnet.ca
The title speaks for itself, as Gregg Zaun continues to show why he’s a good analyst by discussing the Moneyball era.

Finally, as many Jays fans dream of Prince Fielder in a Jays uniform, here’s a hilarious commercial from 1992 that features him and his former Blue Jay father Cecil:

-JM

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  • chewbacca

    question: how many trades did AA come on top of?

    Did we win the Lawrie trade? Guess a full season needed for that. Marcum is brilliant for the brew crew.

    I think we lost the FrankieFrankFrank trade for Napoli.

    I think we may have lost the Hill/McDonald trade for Johnson too.

    Did we lose the Stewart for Rasmus trade, with half our bullpen thrown in for good measure?

  • chewbacca

    question: how many trades did AA come on top of?

    Did we win the Lawrie trade? Guess a full season needed for that. Marcum is brilliant for the brew crew.

    I think we lost the FrankieFrankFrank trade for Napoli.

    I think we may have lost the Hill/McDonald trade for Johnson too.

    Did we lose the Stewart for Rasmus trade, with half our bullpen thrown in for good measure?

  • FenixL

    @chewbacca chewy i dont think you can call the rasmus trade a loss, with rasmus not even getting a months worth of at bats. He’ll be fine. The johnson trade was because hill was faling out of flavor and we added a draft pick, therefore not a loss. The napoli trade was a gamble but JP needed at-bats and Frankie has been a decent option out of the pen and he might net us a pick. Lawrie has tremendous upside Marcum is 30 and having probably a career year at a time when we are not competing.

  • FenixL

    @chewbacca chewy i dont think you can call the rasmus trade a loss, with rasmus not even getting a months worth of at bats. He’ll be fine. The johnson trade was because hill was faling out of flavor and we added a draft pick, therefore not a loss. The napoli trade was a gamble but JP needed at-bats and Frankie has been a decent option out of the pen and he might net us a pick. Lawrie has tremendous upside Marcum is 30 and having probably a career year at a time when we are not competing.

  • chewbacca

    Napoli would have been our DH, ,maybe platoon with EE, who would be first off the bench with spot 1b, 3b, DH duties.

    Marcum has 3 good years left in him. Frankie decent? Can I have some of what you’re smoking?

  • chewbacca

    Napoli would have been our DH, ,maybe platoon with EE, who would be first off the bench with spot 1b, 3b, DH duties.

    Marcum has 3 good years left in him. Frankie decent? Can I have some of what you’re smoking?

  • FenixL

    @chewbacca i was just trying to rationalize it for you, but just saying since the allstar break EE has been putting up the same slash line as Napoli’s season line, All im saying is having 2 all offence no defence type of players is redundant. If you want Marcum for the next 3 years over Lawrie for the next 15 then id like whatever youre smoking.and Francisco had a bad couple of appearances the last few days but he didnt allow a run in August, and he still strikes out a batter per inning, he has been inconsistant but he is decent i never made it seem as though he was incredible or even reliable but just a decent option in the pen.

  • FenixL

    @chewbacca i was just trying to rationalize it for you, but just saying since the allstar break EE has been putting up the same slash line as Napoli’s season line, All im saying is having 2 all offence no defence type of players is redundant. If you want Marcum for the next 3 years over Lawrie for the next 15 then id like whatever youre smoking.and Francisco had a bad couple of appearances the last few days but he didnt allow a run in August, and he still strikes out a batter per inning, he has been inconsistant but he is decent i never made it seem as though he was incredible or even reliable but just a decent option in the pen.