July 31, 2008

Deep Thoughts Vol. 8: I Need A Hug Edition

It was a rough day at the office.

The Blue Jays are back at the God damn .500 mark after they dropped their rubber match against Satan's own Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Canadian content Scott Richmond was not magical by any means, but he gave us a chance to win. The hitters, as per the usual, couldn't get the job done with runners in scoring position.

Tampa Bay improved to 9-3 against the Jays this season, and that is ridiculous...


In other news that will have you reaching for the bottle, Scott Rolen's shoulder is fucked up. The same left shoulder which has been operated on three times already. That's, uhm, not good.

Rolen and the Jays are calling it a "mechanical issue," and I have no idea what the hell that means. At least now I can blame Rolen's terrible season at the plate on his injury. For those who don't know, much like Bryan McCabe, I'm great at using the injury excuse. Really, really great.

Everyone is well aware that Rolen is a wizard at third base, but with two years and a ton of loot remaining on his contract, is it fair to say that the Jays got absolutely roasted in the Troy Glaus for Scott Rolen trade?

Sure, I think Glaus is a steroid using douchebag, but he's a steroid using douchebag with 18 home runs and 72 RsBI. That is, like, more than all the Toronto Blue Jays combined...


Does anyone remember a time when the New York Yankees weren't buyers at the annual trade deadline? With catcher Jorge Posada lost for the season, New York went out and acquired Pudge fucking Rodriguez to replace him. This is after they picked up Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte last week. It must be nice to be a Yankee fan this time of year. The Evil Empire does not fuck around. I guess it's just the Yankees being the Yankees.

Speaking of the Bronx Bombers, is there a better last name for the general manager of the ball club than Cashman (Brian)? Oh, the irony...


Lastly, the news that completely ruined my evening yesterday: Mats Sundin has serious offers on the table from six NHL teams. And, no, we probably won't know his decision by August 1st. It was all a big tease. Let the madness continue.

Mats, you're killing me, man. A little more with each passing day...


As you can see, I need a hug.

16 comments:

Down Goes Brown said...

So is it time to face the music and deal some veterans?

Seems like the Jays are in the same spot the Leafs keep finding themselves in -- just close enough to fool themselves into thinking they contend. Should they do what the Leafs never had the guts to do and start the rebuild process?

eyebleaf said...

the Jays are screwed much like the Leafs were/are when it comes to contracts. we have huge deals out to wells, hill and rios. that's the cornerstone of the team. rolen's still got 2 years and who will take him? we've got to re-sign halladay before he bolts. AJ will most certainly walk.

i don't think the jays can be rebuilt. but adam lind looks like he has arrived, and i think we'll see travis snider up here next year as well. and we've got a couple of good catching prospects coming through the pipe.

perhaps we should trade overbay and make snider a first basemen. the outfield of lind, wells and rios looks set for years. or keep overbay as your DH.

the jays also have good young pitching in marcum, mcgowan and janssen. it's just a matter of staying healthy. but def some of the veterans gotta go. but i don't see anything happenin today

eyebleaf said...

oh and sean, how about that hug?

wrap around curl said...

You taking after me and upping how much you curse.

general borschevsky said...

Hey eyebleaf, someday, if we ever get the chance, I'll roll up a nice big "hug" for you and we'll smoke it together and I'll tell you all about how my wife adores Steve Paikin.

eyebleaf said...

wrap: you see the horrible example you're setting?

general: just let me know when and where, brother

wrap around curl said...

Horrible?! Now I am a horrible example?! I thought I set the bar...

eyebleaf said...

you don't set the bar, honey. you are the bar.

actually, wait, if you are the bar, that does mean you set the bar...b/c you are the bar...

i'm confused.

but you keep doin what you're doing. go chiefs!!!

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eyebleaf said...

in my utter confusion, i decided to publish my feelings four times.

Anonymous said...

Jays....Need to Rebuild

Leafs....Are Rebuilding

Raps...GO RAPS GO

Bills....Soon to Be Toronto Bills

I would give you a hug, but you already get too many from me on Sundays....


Bhattorious.

eyebleaf said...

bhatti i look forward to our sunday hugs. they're special.

Bhattorious said...

Especially when i score fantastic goals....

eyebleaf said...

bro, i still have dreams about that goal you scored against those douchebags a few weeks ago, with me on the bench and like 5 seconds to go.

fuck, that was sweet, man.