11.15.2006

Big Frank the Blue Jay

Well, it looks like Big Frank may be on the move again. And let me tell you, he is flashing his wily brilliance once again. Instead of sticking with the Athletics--or going to some other team with a more realistic shot at the playoffs--he has apparently decided to join the one and only bastion of Canadianness left in MLB, the Toronto Blue Jays. Sure, they might not make the playoffs, but they'll give Frank the $10 million/year he knows he's worth. That's what's really important to a 38-year-old superstar without a World Series ring (*save the one he got for a series in which he didn't bat once), right? Yeah, I thought so.

You know, I'm rooting for the Blue Jays as much as the next guy, but they still have to jump either the Red Sox or the Yankees in that division to even have a shot at the playoffs. Is that gonna happen? Seems like a long shot, even on a team with Halladay, Burnett, BJ Ryan, Troy Glaus, and Vernon Wells. I like what the Blue Jays are doing here, I'm just confused as to where the money's coming from. Does anyone go to Blue Jays games? Isn't baseball season just the Maple Leafs' offseason to these people? I guess it really hasn't been that long since Toronto was a playoff contender and World Series winner. But baseball has changed so much since then (i.e., the Red Sox somehow found $50 million just to negotiate with Matsuzaka--fucking crazy), I'm doubtful the Jays can keep up with the division they're cursed to be in, with or without Frank Thomas.

Too bad the NL hasn't adopted the DH; Frank could journey over to the North Side of Chicago, give a new twist to the rivalry, and have a better chance of sniffing the playoffs. And that's saying something.

9 comments:

Jason said...

Is this Trout inferring that the Cubs have a good shot at making the playoffs?

Crazy Big Frank brings all of us together.

Gage said...

A lot of colorblind people go to Blue Jays games. They think they're cheering for the Cardinals.

trout said...

I was actually implying that they don't have a good shot at making the playoffs, albeit a better one than the Blue Jays.

Notorious B.O.B. said...

Are we all letting Gage off the hook with that awful joke he just posted? Are you sure they didn't think they were at an Orioles game? Did you write jokes for Bob Sagat when he hosted America's Funniest Home Videos.

Gage said...

give me a break, it was early, I had just gotten into work. Clearly not operating at the top of my game.

Notorious B.O.B. said...

I'll let it slide, but just this once.

Jimburnett said...

Why does everyone forget that the Blue Jays finished second last year AHEAD of the Red Sox?

trout said...

Well, it's not that I forgot, necessarily, it's just that it's irrelevant. The Red Sox were decimated by injuries, knew they weren't making the playoffs after that disastrous Yanks series in Boston, and phoned it in the rest of the year. Yes, the Blue Jays finished ahead, but I don't know that that has much bearing on their chances of doing so in 2007.

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