It's been a long time with no updates over in this space.
I've had a few things going on in my "real" life that has been occupying my brain space, which I won't bore you with here. I'll just say being an adult is not all it's cracked up to be and I really need to stop expecting things to make sense.
So lack of content is not the best, but it's not as if this baseball team is giving me much to inspire me to write.
They just lost their 5th in a row, 7-4, to the Detroit Tigers. Now, a good team should beat the 2018 Detroit Tigers, but I'm no longer thinking that the Blue Jays are a good team.
They couldn't win with their best starter on the mound. That's not good.
They are probably better than this, but where and when does that start to reveal itself again? Did they play better than they are when they were winning in April?
Sanchez seems lost, Stroman and Donaldson are on the DL. It's rough.
There is no lustre to this team. No excitement. The only excitement comes from New Hampshire and I'm really starting to wonder what is happening with the decisions surrounding Vlad Jr.
I'm not suggesting that calling him up will automatically make them contend in the AL East. All I'm saying is it'll be something exciting and interesting to watch. Having someone so fresh and exciting might jumpstart all of them.
I understand an organization has other goals than fan entertainment, but I'm beyond caring. Stoeten had my favourite take in his mailbag last week:
He has earned the right to move up, to face a bigger challenge, and to hit free agency a year early, if ultimately that’s what that means. And I have a hard time with the idea of fans cheerleading for the Blue Jays to pay him less than he deserves for as long as they can get away with, and being accepting of the notion that, when the time comes for him to reach free agency, this club isn’t going to be willing to pay him to stick around. That, to me, is what you’re doing when you’re insisting on holding this guy down because you’re afraid of him getting too expensive too fast. So I say piss on that. Cheer for your team’s next generational talent to be as good and as fun as possible, to have the best career possible, and to make the most money possible. Players like that are a huge reason why we watch the game, and deserve to extract as much wealth as they possibly can from their often too-short careers. Otherwise that money stays in the pockets of billionaires and companies like Rogers.
I'm bored. The players look bored.
Call him up.