Blue Jays Morning Brew: Abbreviated Edition


Mar 4, 2014; Clearwater, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey (43) walks off the field in the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Quick one today because I need to run!

Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun writes that the Toronto Blue Jays need an experienced catcher for R.A. Dickey. Also at the Sun, Ken Fidlin opines the Jays might be better off with Drew Hutchison over free agent pitcher Ervin Santana.

Gregor Chisholm of shares that John Gibbons is not worried about lefty J.A. Happ‘s early struggles in spring training.

Trevor Lowden of Sportsnet writes about how Blue Jays’ prospect Mitch Nay is attempting to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather Lou Klimchock who played third base in the majors from 1958-1970.

Here’s a recap from of yesterday’s rare spring training night game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

John Lott of the National Post says that Colby Rasmus is crediting last year’s success at the plate to a mechanical change (lower hands) and also a mental one (clearer head).

Bluebird Banter has a report about how the Blue Jays’ pitchers are doing in spring training.

And get ready for it… Jay Blue, Charlie Caskey and Jared McDonald will be releasing their must-read e-book, The 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook. It will be released on March 31 and you can find more information about the project at Blue Jays From Away.