Jays Notes, 22-May-11: Scott Podsednik Signs, Minors Moves, and Brett Lawrie


Here are some Jays notes as we end the week on a sour note while losing a close game to the Houston Astros….if only they’d pitch to Jose Bautista….and if only Adam Lind wasn’t injured…..ifs, ifs, and more ifs….still a loss…

Scott Podsednik Signs with the Phillies

  • Ok, maybe I’m missing something here, but I don’t see how he has a chance at making the Phillies OF with Domonic Brown now healthy. I wish him the best, but I believe he would of had a better shot with another club, such as SF or ATL.

Oliver Dominguez Promoted from Lansing to Las Vegas

  • Talk about a huge promotion!! The 22 year old had never played above AA to this point and only had a .200/.270/.300 line to show for his time in Lansing this season. During his first start in AAA, he was able to get 1 hit in 5 ABs, a double. Oliver is a switch hitter who did show some speed in 2010 (25 steals in 31 attempts) and was able to maintain a decent .360 OBP at the same time. Those two things are what could help him do well in AAA, so it will be interesting to see how much playing time he gets in Vegas and whether he can make the most of it.

In Lansing, Balbino Fuenmayor and LHP Alex Pepe were activated from the 7-day DL, while Egan Smith was added to the 7-day DL. Scott Gracey was also promoted from Lansing to Dunedin.

In New Hampshire, Matt Daly was added to the 7-day DL.

In Las Vegas, the Jays have promoted Luis Perez back to the big club, presumably to help a pen that is now lacking Carlos Villanueva, and demoted Mike McCoy – again, I vote for him to be nicknamed Yo-Yo because all he does is go up and down all year long – to Vegas once again. I have to wonder whether the demotion of McCoy will mean that Dominguez returns to the lower parts of the minors.

Brett Lawrie continues to wait his turn

  • What does he have to do in order to get the call? Over his last 10 games, Lawrie has hit .375/.490/.800 with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 4 HRs, 9 BB, only 7 SO, and 1 SB. His season line of .346/.403/.633 to go along with 15 doubles, 3 triples, 11 HRs, and 9 SBs is just as impressive.
  • Whatever excuse the Jays want to use today, tomorrow, the next day for not bringing Lawrie up right away, they can save their breath. At this point, every single day they keep him in the minors is for one reason only: to save the franchise money and to keep control over him for 1 more season. Anything else they say is just to distract from that fact. He belongs in the majors now, and I know for a fact that Jays fans are looking forward to seeing the gritty Canuck in a Jays uniform very soon.

Adam Lind Update


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