Blue Jays Morning Brew: A Debut & Classy Acts


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.

At the National Post, John Lott takes us through Dalton Pompey‘s first MLB start and the youngster’s reaction, thoughts and insight. Apparently, Pompey was surprised to get the nod against Hiroki Kuroda. for me, the highlight of the story is Derek Jeter‘s comments to The 21 year old Canadian.

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Lott tells us the encounter went like this: Jeter: ‘Congrats, and I hope for a great career for you,’ Pompey: ‘Thanks, it’s a pleasure to meet you.’ Jeter: ‘Likewise, and keep swinging it.’

John Lott gives us his take on the news that Marcus Stroman had his suspension reduced. In Lott’s piece, he says that the players union helped get the suspension down from 6 games to 5. Stroman will not miss a start, if the Blue Jays decide to give him one more before the season ends. That start? It’ll come against the Baltimore Orioles. Stroman also says he reached out to the player he was accused of throwing at. He placed a call to Caleb Joseph and apparently they hugged it out…over the phone.

In keeping with John Lott (yup, that’s a lot of Lott), he offers a neat little bit on how Aaron Loup showed his class by sending a text to Nick Markakis after plunking him in the shoulder. Loup wanted to make sure the long time Oriole knew it was an accident. What I found cool about Loup’s comments was that he said he knows the Orioles are going to the post season and he didn’t want anyone to get hurt or anything to ruin their run. Classy.

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  • At, Shi Davidi breaks down the Blue Jays’ lack of road victories. He points to a 37-44 record on the road. I don’t know. It seems that the Blue Jays could have done better in a number of areas. They say (whoever “they” are) that you should play.500 on the road and have a winning home record. Maybe there is something to that. Either way, the recent 1-6 road trip didn’t help anything…at all.

    Finally, I’ll leave you with this really happy piece to cheer you up. William Wilson at Tip of the Tower looks at how exasperating it has been to follow the Blue Jays. He starts off by pointing out that EVERY team in the AL East has won the division since 2006, except one. That’s right, your Toronto Blue Jays. I totally get his frustration and understand how, as he points out, there is not much optimism for competing in 2015 right now. But, I’m a little unsettled when he says he has lost his faith. That’s harsh.