Update: 12 Man Pitching Staff Battle Royal

Kyle Drabek, Zach Stewart were reassigned to the Minor League camp and Casey Fien, Brad Mills, Robert Ray and Luis Perez were optioned to Triple-A.  I am assuming Chad Jenkins is no longer in the Major League camp but cannot confirm that.....

Starters still in camp:
Brandon Morrow, Brett Cecil, Marc Rzepczynski, Dustin McGowan, Ricky Romero, Brian Tallet, Shaun Marcum.

"Those guys are pretty much rotation," Gaston said of Tallet and Rzepczynski.

Relievers still in camp:
Kevin Gregg, Scott Downs, Jason Frasor, Casey Janssen, Jeremy Accardo, Shawn Camp, Josh Roenicke, Jesse Carlson, Zach Jackson, Zech Zinicola, Merkin Valdez, Sean Henn, Ray Gonzalez, Rommie Lewis, Willie Collazo, Lance Broadway, Steven Register, Wade Townsend, David Purcey, Sean Henn, Dana Eveland.

By my count, that leaves 28 pitchers vying for 12 jobs.

Let's take a look at the 25 Man Roster Challenge.

So far, none of the contestants have lost anyone on their list yet. 

The Human Rain Delay has stuffed the ballot box the best taking almost half of the 23 votes cast.
Last Row 500's is in a distant second place with 6 votes.
Both of these fine gentlemen have Cecil in the rotation and Tallet in the bullpen.....just saying.
Nemesis Enforcer and The Man With The Golden Arm are fighting to stay out of the toilet bowl and have 3 votes each.  We have very similar lists with only two players different, the back up catcher and the final spot in the bullpen.  Working against us though is the fact that we both have Eveland in the rotation.....but so does The Human Rain Delay.
Please take a moment and cast your vote.  There is only two weeks till the poll is over.


  1. Great insight into the roster as it unfolds.

    Today I posted in Blue Jay Junction an article about rebuilding the Jays expanding on Richard Griffin's item in today's Toronto Star.

  2. William,
    Thanks for stopping by. I took a look at your blog last night. It must be difficult being a fan so far away from your team.

  3. Thank goodness for the internet and blogs like yours and other passionate Jays fans. I live vicariously through the information online and interacting with our blogging brothers. I find that so many fans have a lot to say and a lot of insight to add through their research. Keep up the good work.

  4. Thanks for the kind words!
    I have added your blog to the list of brothers from another mother.
    If it's in your blood, you can't stop.....