Blue Jays players throwing shade at Zaun and umpires on social media

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 13: Marcus Stroman
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 13: Marcus Stroman /

The Toronto Blue Jays season may be over but that doesn’t preclude players like Brett Anderson and Marcus Stroman from taking to social media to vent their frustration over a certain umpire of even Sportsnet analyst who once was a Blue Jays catcher.

Pitcher Brett Anderson will become a free agent but there seems to be some mutual interest from both sides to bring him back into the fold next season. The hurler is well known for his Twitter quips and spared no expense yesterday with one directed toward home plate umpire Angel Hernandez.

The often controversial Hernandez was behind the plate for the lopsided affair yesterday between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros. Anderson must not have liked the strike zone or lack of consistency as he watched the game from the comfort of his home tweeting that Hernandez flips a coin on balls and strikes.

Probably safe to assume he won’t be getting any close calls from Hernandez next year either.

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The Blue Jays Twitter drama did not stop there as J.P. Arencibia and Marcus Stroman threw some shade Gregg Zaun‘s way. Arencibia tweeted out that he was going back to the University of Tennessee to finish his degree and help out coaching the baseball program at the school.

Stroman congratulated the former backstop and encouraged Arencibia to get on Sportsnet soon as it was time for a change. Arencibia loved the response stating I guess ex-players try too hard to be a shock jock and forget how hard the game is.

Zaun was especially critical of Arencibia during his playing days and in 2013 Arencibia finally lashed out at Dirk Hayhurst and Zaun for their constant criticism. The affectionately known Man-Analyst has also been critical of Stroman’s on-field antics and swagger as Zaun portrays himself to have an old-school baseball mentality.

"“I think it’s very unfortunate that the fans have to hear those guys talk as much as they do, because I know — speaking for myself and for the team — that there’s not one person in our clubhouse that respects those guys because they’re informing the fans the wrong way, and it’s not right.”"

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