Just after the City of Toronto was calming down from a whirlwind day celebrating the Raptors’ NBA championship run, the Blue Jays played a game against Mike Trout and the L.A. Angels.
Aside from the absolute joy any baseball fan can find in watching Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani demolish the baseball, the game was unspectacular for Blue Jays fans to watch. Edwin Jackson, in his own words, was “horse sh*t”, giving up seven runs and only retiring two batters. This was par for the course for Jackson, who has now given up 35 earned runs in 25 1/3 innings pitched this season. The Angels running around the bases in circles must have prompted Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun to reach out to the Blue Jays for comment on one of baseball’s worst rotations, because he then tweeted out these two quotes from Mike Murov, the Blue Jays’ Director of Baseball Operations.
Murov on the #Bluejays approach to acquiring starters last winter: “I don’t think we were in a position where we wanted to sink $36 million on a No. 4 starter.” https://t.co/hyTfRDgjyr
— Rob Longley (@longleysunsport) June 18, 2019
Like Edwin Jackson’s pitching, that is horse sh*t.
Author: Gideon Turk / Blue Jays Nation