Blue Jays Morning Brew: Intersquad Wrap, Morrow Jokes and No More Ninja


Feb 21, 2014; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Brandon Morrow (23) jogs before the Blue Jays work out at the Bobby Mattick Training Center. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

John Lott of the National Post recaps yesterday’s intersquad affair that featured 13-man batting orders, nine pitchers and only two umpires. Taking part in his first big league camp, Aaron Sanchez allowed the “game’s” only and run and gave up four hard singles while Munenori Kawasaki played part-time bat boy. Spring Training officially kicks off today with the Blue Jays taking on the Philadelphia Phillies at 1pm on MLB Network in Canada.

Brandon Morrow had some fun on Twitter after Mike Wilner of The Fan 590 reported he was wearing a sleeve on his right calf during workouts.

Morrow even jokingly put bandages all over his calf in a picture shared by Gregor Chisholm of

MLBPA executive director Tony Clark was in Dunedin yesterday and spoke to the media about several issues including home plate collisions, Alex Rodriguez and the state of baseball. Richard Griffin reports at the Toronto Star.

Nikolai Ballevski wonders what happened to the ninja GM Alex Anthopoulos at Breaking Blue.

According to the Palm Beach Post, the Blue Jays are no longer looking for a spring training site in Palm Beach County.

In a pair of pieces, one at the Vancouver Sun and the other at YourVanC’s, Charlie Caskey catches up with Alberta boy and Blue Jays prospect Shane Dawson while also making predictions of the Lansing Lugnuts rotation.