Toronto Mike

Is It Barry Time in Toronto?

Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have released Frank Thomas.  The future Hall of Famer was hitless in his last 13 at-bats and only 4-for-34 since homering in three straight games April 5-8.

Buffalo Boy thinks we should sign Barry Bonds to replace The Big Hurt. Last month I wrote that Bonds was done, "blacklisted as a steroid user and perjurer".  Even though I'm glad he's out of the game, signing Bonds might be our only chance to make some hay in the AL East.

Bonds can't field or run, but he can still hit and draw walks.  It would be a mighty gamble, but if we don't gamble at this point we're looking at another third place finish and being out of the playoffs for the fifteenth consecutive year.  The lack of demand for Bonds' services suggest we'll get him fairly cheap, and he'd make a great tandem with Canadian Matt Stairs as our designated hitter.  At the very least, it would be good fuel for the Toronto blogging fires.

It might be Barry time, but he doesn't get to bring that special chair of his.  No sir, he can park his caboose on the same seat fit for Saint John, New Brunswick's Matthew Wade Stairs.

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