Blue Jays Morning Brew: Crystal Balls & AA Comments


Good Morning. Wipe the sleep from your eyes because we’ve brewed up a fresh pot of Blue Jays goodness to start your day. Here’s your Blue Jays Morning Brew.

Apparently, Dalton Pompey is the proud owner of a working crystal ball. Melissa Couto at the Canadian Baseball Network brings us a little story about Pompey’s mixture of fortune telling and confidence.

“I have a doctor’s note and a son who now has an extensive repertoire of curse words…”

After he was drafted ( in 2010), the 17 year old toured Rogers Centre and told then center fielder,

Vernon Wells

, “You’re going to have to move over to left because I’m going to play center one day soon.” Nice. With that swagger and the right work ethic, he just may get his chance.

One of the moves I really wish the Blue Jays had made this year was picking up Steve Pearce. He’s been a huge contributor for the Orioles as we witnessed recently.

More from Toronto Blue Jays News

Shi Davidi

tells us

that the Blue Jays actually made an offer to Pearce when Baltimore designated him for assignment in April. The Blue Jays told him they wanted a righty bat. They didn’t seem to push too hard, though. Too bad. Pearce says he would have come, but the Orioles had an immediate need due to injuries and he already knew the club. If only he could have borrowed Dalton Pompey’s crystal ball, he could have known that the Blue Jays would have had LOTS of playing time for  a first baseman and outfielder from the right side of the plate.

I’m not sure why, but for some reason, John Gibbons‘ future in Toronto is a hot story lately? Really? But, we’ll stick with Shi and check out his piece on the comments made by Alex Anthopoulos recently. Apparently, everyone is in a tizzy because Anthopoulos didn’t throw a ticker tape parade when referring to Gibby’s future. Even though he’s been having to deal with that topic for far too long. People need to chill a bit. Gibby has a pretty brilliant “rolling contract” that Jays Journal’s Keegan Matheson outlines nicely. But, basically, he’s the manager in 2015. Can we please move on?

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  • Finally, I’ll leave you with a bit more from Alex Anthopoulos. Recently, the Blue Jays brought in a baby tiger and lion for a team building event. Mark Buehrle organized it with the Bowmanville zoo. Apparently, PETA took exception to this. But as John Lott at the National Post points out, AA didn’t exactly come across as sorry. He didn’t really read the letter PETA wrote to him, but said they make some good points and if someone tries to do this again in 30 years, they’ll take the criticism under consideration. Oh, snap! Basically, ‘this is something that was a one time thing meant to lift people’s spirits, so back off.’

    Personally, I think we should form another group: PETF (People for the Ethical Treatment of Fans). This season has been full of such ups and downs that our health has been deeply impacted. It is just not healthy. I have a doctor’s note and a son who now has an extensive repertoire of curse words to prove it.