Jason Frasor Returns With Rangers!
Apr 20, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jason Frasor (44) throws to the Seattle Mariners during the ninth inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Texas Rangers won 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY SportsWhen a middle reliever leaves your favorite team you usually don’t even notice. You usually don’t even pay enough attention to them to even know what team they’re on now.
After all middle relievers are the most taken for granted players on a baseball team. No one talks about them unless they’re coming off a horrible outing.
So you usually wouldn’t even anticipate an ex-middle reliever on your favorite team making his first appearance back at the home ball park.
Well not just any ex-middle reliever is coming back to Toronto in another jersey.
It’s the 5’9, 180 pound, hard throwing, most appearances by ANY Toronto Blue Jays player in franchise history, the human rain delay himself Jason Frasor!
Frasor signed with the Rangers in January. That was long after the Jays had already done all their offseason wheeling and dealing.
Most Jays/Frasor fans were sad to see him go. He had been a member of the Jays since 2004 and he could have finally pitched for a Blue Jays team that was going to be a contender. Side Thought: HAHAHA! (As I cry myself to sleep every night)
As killer as the Jays bullpen has been this season it would have been nice to keep Frasor around. But he’s in a better place now, pitching for a real “World Series favorite”.
Frasor will always be remembered for having well over 453 appearances for the Jays but there’s more to him than that.
He’s a small guy by baseball players standards at 5’9 and 180 pounds like mentioned earlier. It was because of his size it was always amazing to see him come out of the bullpen pumping fastballs up to the mid 90’s. And that was from watching him play every day as a Jays fan. It had to seem even weirder for other teams that saw him come out of the bullpen for the Jays.
Frasor also used to walk around the mound after every pitch so some people called him a human rain delay. His innings would take a lot longer than usual which was annoying to some people. But you always knew it was a good time to go to the washroom during his inning because you’d only miss 3 pitches. (I might be exaggerating a little).
Frasor had a lot of good times in Toronto and some bad times. Now he’s back in another uniform. Frasor should get into at least one game in the Rangers series so Blue Jays fans should and probably will cheer him on.