Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holiday Cheer!

Alex Anthopoulos Poses at the Blue Jays Holiday PartyYou would think that someone who first wrote about their fondness for Brandon Morrow in June of 2008 would be excited at the prospect of acquiring such a stud. When that stud comes at the expense of my favorite enigma, I'm less than impressed.

Consider the past seven days. Two of my favorite players jettisoned from the team I follow with a third signing a very team-friendly extension in another town (an extension he never would've signed here, but I digress.) If the Jays do include Zach Stewart in the Morrow deal (it looks like they won't. COTF!) then I'm not quite sure what I'll do with myself. Sure, Josh Roenicke could replace League's production in the 'pen, but he certainly won't satisfy my curiosity or desire to be entertained.

Style is funny thing, especially in baseball. Roy Halladay and Brandon League couldn't possibly contrast any more, yet I held them in the same perverse regard. There's little chance of any current Blue Jay taking up the role of confirmed anomaly. I appreciate what AA's trying to do (fuck with me?) and my fandom is not in doubt, but it's tough to imagine my slavish devotion to laundry being stretched any further.

Which is to say nothing of my sliderule's favorite pitch f/x subjects. Who's left? Who's interesting? I'll look at Morrow more closely sometime soon, and I think Brett Cecil has a chance to be my next favorite. But there's no replacing the clinical Halladay and the fit-to-be-tied League.

Instead of morosely staring at my navel and feeling sorry for myself, I'll instead look back at some of my favorite Brandon League posts. It's been a slice Brandon. Here's hoping you can acquire number 22 in Seattle without too much difficulty. Now on to the self pity!

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  1. Hang tough, brotherman. This too shall pass.

    (Sorry. I've always sucked at condolences.)

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  2. Thanks sir. Willie and will make it through. Brett Cecil, you're officially the GROFranchise.

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  3. Do not put Cecil on the sidebar. Please and thank you.

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  4. I'm right with you Drew, but don't be surprised if it's Cecil or Zep on the next train out of town.

    I think AA's acquired Morrow because he has another trade up his sleeve.

    Starlin Castro? Dexter Fowler? Carlos Gonzalez? BJ Upton?

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  5. Our thoughts are with you, mate.

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  6. I'm praying for you. And to respect Our Lord properly, I removed my 2009 World Champions hat.

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  7. I'd recommend picking Lyle Overbay as your new guy. Anything to make a deal happen sooner.

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  8. I'm already 50% in the tank for Overbay. It's a certainty he's out.

    Albino Warlord!

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  9. Dear Brandon - we wish you the best in your future endeavours.

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  10. Drew, you're my kind of baseball fan. We appreciate the game because it fulfills aesthetic needs. Losing Doc, Rolen, Rios, and League in a 6 month span is tough. We're down to Snider and Lind's luscious swings and opposite field bombs, J-Mac and Hill's D, and the prospect porn.

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  11. Cecil is certainly worthy, since he had better minor league metrics than Greinke and Price. May your unexplained lovefest continue unabated.

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  12. Looking forward to your post/breakdown of Morrow...

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  13. SP, you just helped me realise that I will miss the blissfully oblivious gazelle most of all. I think I'd buried that somewhere until now. Damn. It's like I've got PTSD or something.

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  14. When we start thinking we're going to miss Rios, we should realize that we are now just feeling sorry for ourselves and need to get out of our rut.

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  15. He's one of my faves too this kinda sucks

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