Blue Jays Morning Brew: Gregg Zaun Unplugged*, Beating Buchholz and Surrendering Scouts to San Diego
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Toronto Blue Jays News
Bluebird Banter recaps as Mark Buehrle reached 200 innings for the 13th consecutive season in the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 victory over the possibly hungover Boston Red Sox. The Blue Jays were the first team to hand Clay Buchholz a loss this season. Munenori Kawasaki batted second again in the Blue Jays lineup. Can we please just end this madness already? Speaking of Kawasaki, he was tossed last night for arguing a close call at first base.
The Star has an *edited* email Q&A with Blue Jays analyst Gregg Zaun. Topics include J.P. Arencibia, working for Rogers and his love of Don Cherry.
Bob Elliott at the Toronto Sun reports that the Blue Jays have lost scout Tom Burns who he writes is the “most respected (scout) in the organization” to the San Diego Padres. Elliott notes that the Blue Jays have fired nine scouts this year and three has chosen to leave the organization. He also writes that “friends say Burns was unhappy the way the other fired scouts were treated.” An interesting tidbit to say the least.
Baseball America gives us an update from the first day of the Canadian baseball showcase Tournament 12. If you paid attention to yesterday’s Morning Brew or the tournament in general you should know the three names to watch continue to be Gareth Morgan, Demi Orimoloye and Josh Naylor.
Jay Blue has been putting in work over at Blue Jays From Away and this week’s focus was the Lansing Lugnuts. He released a review of this season on the Lugnuts’ starers, which includes Daniel Norris and another article on the batters, highlighted by Dwight Smith Jr., Emilio Guerrero and Christian Lopes.
Shi Davidi of Sportsnet confirmed through Twitter that Colby Rasmus would be placed on the DL after taking a ball to the face in warm-ups on Friday night. Kyle Franzoni recaps the full event for us here at Jays Journal.
Rajai Davis‘s wife is expecting their first child any day according to Gregor Chisholm at BlueJays.com. If he does miss any time his absence may force either Kawasaki or veteran Mark DeRosa to be the Blue Jays extra fourth outfielder.