If the season started today, we’d be in first place…
Also reliable during spring training is all the attention garnered by the young kids pouring their heart out to try and make the team while the guys who know they have a spot already won’t even throw their best pitch for another three weeks:
Right-hander Dustin McGowan wowed hitters yesterday during batting practice with the quality of his fastball and breaking pitch. McGowan will start the season in Triple-A Syracuse. He has been pegged as a can’t-miss prospect for five years now, and gave another demonstration of his talent yesterday. “Guys were saying the same things about him as they were saying about A.J. Burnett … unhittable stuff,” Jays manager John Gibbons said.
Still, it’s encouraging stuff. Just like Burnett – wow! If Mcgowan makes the rotation, we’re going to be “team underachiever”… no wait, “team potential”… maybe, “team bullpen warmup?!?” We can’t throw strikes when it counts, but whizz-pop, can we light up the radar gun and impress the scouts!!!