Grapefruit Notes: The good and bad of Anthony Alford, the growing legend of Alejandro Kirk, and more!

I know, I know, it’s a bit of a stretch to refer to Grapefruit League games as actual baseball games, but having baseball on TV brings a warm and fuzzy feeling that winter is finally over. So let’s lean into the early spring training hype and enjoy the fact baseball is back.

Things worth mentioning…
The Jays kicked off 2020 with a 2-1 win over the Yankees and they then followed it up on Sunday with a 5-5 tie against Josh Donaldson and the Minnesota Twins. A side note, seeing Donaldson as a member of the Twins will probably look really weird for quite some time.
We got to see quite a few interesting pitchers right off the hop, with Trent Thornton getting the start against the Yankees and bullpen hopefuls Jordan Romano, A.J. Cole, and Brian Moran coming out in relief. Thornton seems to have the inside track to the team’s fifth starter gig, given the fact he led the Jays in starts last season, but nothing is certain. He opened up his spring training with two shutout innings, surrendering just one walk. After the game, a noticeably bulked-up Thornton …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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