Quick Jays Quirps: 30 March ’10


Here are some quick Jays notes and information:

  • MLB.com writer Lisa Winston provides us with her take on the top 10 Jays prospects to watch in 2010. They look very close to my top ten, so kudos to her! But, then she also posted about the organization preview, which left no surprises for us. She calls Reidier Gonzalez, Henderson Alvarez and Moises Sierra guys “Under the Radar” guys, while I would content that most who read up on prospects know all about them this year. My picks would have been Santiago Nesi, Daniel Webb, and Drew Hutschison – a little more daring to say the least! Still, she did very well in her take on things.
  • Jordan Bastien provides us with the expected lineups going into 2010 and talks about how the Jays are more than happy to fly under the radar.
  • How does Cito Gaston not put Dana Eveland in the #5 spot of the rotation now? Thankfully, it may not be as hard as previously thought, as Brandon Morrow could start the year out of the rotation as he gets some more innings under his belt. Here’s the breakdown of Eveland’s latest gem.
  • The Jays signed 36 year old 2B Luis Figueroa who had last been with the LAA but last played in MLB in 2007 for SF. He only has 16 MLB ABs to his credit, and I don’t see that changing much this year. We know the Jays will have Brad Emaus and Jarrett Hoffpauir in Las Vegas, so I’m not even sure how much time he’ll get to play in AAA.
  • For those looking for reasons the Jays let Brad Arnsberg go as the pitching coach and promoted Bruce Walton into the role, here are plenty of reasons why in the team health report provided by Michael R. Lewis. He places Alex Gonzalez, Brett Cecil, Brandon Morrow, Shaun Marcum, Edwin Encarnacion, and John Buck as the biggest injury risks in 2010.

That’s it for today. We’re all still waiting for the trade and waiver flood gates to open. It seems that most teams are willing to wait until closer to the deadline to make those moves happen. It should be a very busy upcoming week as a result!