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Toronto’s lineup

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 04, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

David Eckstein SS
Scott Rolen 3B
Reed Johnson RF
Vernon Wells CF
Frank Thomas DH
Lyle Overbay 1B
Aaron Hill 2B
Shannon Stewart LF
Gregg Zaun C

RHP Jesse Litsch
LHP Scott Downs
LHP Ricky Romero
LHP Mike Gosling
RHP Shawn Camp



27 Responses to “Toronto’s lineup”

  1. Brandon (Proud supporter of "Alex being Alex") March 4th, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    go get him Phil Phranchise !!!

  2. Brandon (Proud supporter of "Alex being Alex") March 4th, 2008 at 12:05 pm


    I meant go get’em PHIL PHRANCHISE !!!!

  3. Dr. Cox March 4th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    i know its probably been asked but is the game televised?

  4. MikeEff - Shelley at First March 4th, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    doc cox, i don’t think it it…at least not on MLB.TV.

    go phil!!

  5. TurnTwo March 4th, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    looks very similar to what they’ll run out on opening day.

    maybe i’m missing something, but everything that you read in the media about the blue jays is about them seriously contending for the AL East as this sleeper team…

    i guess anything’s possible, and i’m not knocking their pitching staff, because it’s pretty solid from front of the rotation guys to the back end of the bullpen…

    but this lineup is not anything close to the yankees or saux everyday lineup… it just isnt.

  6. John in Ohio March 4th, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    If Toronto get some pitching they could be tough this year. Vernon Wells had an off year, but he’s a heckuva player. Rolen has fallen off offensively too, but there’s talent there too. And, they both are among the best in the business at their positions defensively.

  7. Chris -Iowa March 4th, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    In the midwest I think it’s on ESPN…

  8. gayle March 4th, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    FYI the audio will be on according to their daily schedule still checking about mlb tv

  9. ItalianGreco March 4th, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Don’t forget Rios, he is pretty damn good. The Jays will finish in 3rd once again though.

  10. gayle March 4th, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    no on the mlb tv but yes on the audio the link is up there just go then go to gameday schedule

  11. MikeEff - Shelley at First March 4th, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    tomorrow’s yankee game is on ESPN

  12. SJ44 March 4th, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    The health of Wells and Rolen will determine their fate.

    If both of them are healthy, with their pitching, they will be a very good team.

    Something always seems to happen to them during the season.

    Injuries, Gibby gettin’ into fights with his own players or other teams players, it always seems to be something that derails the Blue Jays.

    Gibby also kills a bullpen worse than Torre ever did. It will be interesting to see how those guys hold up out there.

    Especially BJ Ryan, who is coming off TJ Surgery.

  13. SJ44 March 4th, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Ricky Romero will be interesting to watch today. He’s a former first round pick of the Jays who won a national championship at Cal State Fullerton.

    He’s got a great arm. I will be interested to see how he is developing.

  14. MikeEff - Shelley at First March 4th, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    they have also doubled the IP of their young starters over the last couple of years. will they hold up?
    if so, are we babying our young guns?

  15. andrew33 March 4th, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Nice comments about karstens in your prior post, i think he gets lost in the shuffle with the big 3, it would be nice if he bounces back this year after the injury, a good story and the yankees could use some middle relief and a spot start

    i myself grow tired of mussina and his seemingly non-stop complaining, i cant even blame theo for calling him a “bad apple” about the trip to japan, how much did we listen to how moose hated the trip

    that said you’ve brought some good perspective on his personality, humor and so on – at the end of the day the yankees have gotten their moneys worth — unlike some others over the years theirs not much to complain about with his performance – especially in march

  16. MikeEff - Shelley at First March 4th, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Cal State Fullerton has been a really fun team to watch over the years if you like college baseball.
    Hey SJ, isn’t that where Wes Roemer has been pitching?

  17. CB March 4th, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    The Jays are a dangerous team – a lot of pitching depth and I think Wells will have a big year. He’s too talented to have another off season.

    A front four of Halladay, Burnett, McGowan and Marcum with Accardo setting up Ryan (if he’s healthy) if very impressive.

    But they are just such a brittle team. It’s a strange organization. Burnett is already hurt and is clearly half way out the door (he’s going to opt out at the end of the year). I think they overworked their young arms last year.

    I usually don’t put much into team chemistry but the Jays seem like a team that has none at all.

  18. Ranting Guy (stop whining) March 4th, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    One thing I liked about the ’98 season was that the fans were positive even when a guy had an off day. And EVERY player will have them.

    Too many people are trigger happy when a guy has a shaky inning. Some guy issues a walk or another bobbles a grounder, he gets booed. Back in ’98 YOU would have been booed if you made a stink about something like that.

    OK lets see if we can get this right. It’s only spring training so sit back and watch guys get themselves in shape. Boston fans are losers partly because they’re compulsive whiners. No whining from anyone here. But poking fun at Igawa is fine.

    Bottom line: Have a good time. And quit yer whining.

  19. Go Terriers March 4th, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Does anyone else hate the fact that we have to deal with Eckstein 18 times this year?

  20. MikeEff - Shelley at First March 4th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    deal with eckstein? he’s a good guy, but i don’t see him as much of a threat

  21. Ranting Guy (stop whining) March 4th, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    I feel bad that I was whining about all the whiners. I need all the help I can get to stop whining, so please nobody whine anymore … OK?

  22. Lori March 4th, 2008 at 12:53 pm


  23. whozat March 4th, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    “Does anyone else hate the fact that we have to deal with Eckstein 18 times this year?”

    No! Not a leadoff man with a league-average OBP! And no slugging ability! And poor defense at shortstop!

  24. Motown Yankees Fan March 4th, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    But Eck is just so scraptastic.

    I’m glad the Jays are taking up a roster space with him, at lead-off, for now, no less.

  25. Andrea March 4th, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Ok, no one answered me (that I could see) the other day, so I’m asking again!

    My French friends are coming to visit me in June. One of them lived here for a while and I’ve taken her to a couple Yankee games (her favorites are Matsui and Mussina. She loves the Moose call). Her brother is coming to the US for the first time and he wants to go to a Yankee game. To get him psyched, I want to send him a t-shirt, like I did for her before her first game. But what player should I send him?!?

    Very important stuff…

  26. Kat March 4th, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Andrea – I say go with Joba. If his sister likes the moose call, then he will love the “Jo-Ba!” chant! Or… Posada. Who doesn’t love a good “Hip Hip”?

  27. John in Ohio March 4th, 2008 at 3:23 pm


    My first choice would be Mo, because it could be a dramatic enterance.

    A-Rod…he’s homeriffic

    Jeter…the crowd favorite

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