Toronto Blue Jays – Draftboard Update – 28/09


After missing Friday night’s draftboard update due to excessive fatigue (see the 26th post for reason why) we’re updating two games for the penultimate reverse standings of the season.

Speaking of wanton drunkenness.  Last night, the better half got home even more hammered than I was on Thursday.  With our twelve year anniversary rapidly approaching, I feel I’m now in a position to dispense marital advice.  So here goes: at least one of you should be drunk at all times.

Back to baseball.  The Jays are doing themselves zero favours by taking the first two against the previously unbeatable Rays.


Sep 27, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman

Brett Lawrie

(13) gets up after being hit by a Tampa Bay Rays pitch in the seventh inning at Rogers Centre. Toronto defeated Tampa Bay 6-3. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

have to admire the streak the Rangers are on.  After all the negativity surrounding them, another potential collapse, the seemingly inevitable firing of Ron Washington, they’ve gone out and reeled off six straight wins and are now tied for the wild card.

Just unbelievable that Cleveland have won eight in a row to keep pace.  Prior to these past two Rays losses, it seemed like none of the combatants would lose.

On the other side of the board, San Francisco’s win Friday has taken them out of the running, meaning Toronto is guaranteed, at the very least, the 11th and 12th picks.  I didn’t realize but the Giants and Padres are using this final series to settle their own positioning in the reverse standings.

At sixth and seventh, despite a win for both of them today, Seattle and Colorado can’t be caught, so the band narrows.

The only good news today was fact that the Phils managed to hold on to beat Atlanta.

With one game to play, the Jays can finish anywhere from 8 through 12.  It’d be in their best interests to lose Sunday, and with Matt Moore going against Todd Redmond, there’s a decent chance.  That would guarantee them 10th and a protected pick.  A loss combined with a Philadelphia and New York win sees them jump to 8th.

All sorts of situations.  Makes for a fun Sunday.