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Jays' first-round pick landing in majors soon?

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08:22 AM ET 07.05 | The oldest player in the Blue Jays organization, Jamie Moyer, isn't likely to pitch for the big club this season, but one of their newest just might be. [Marcus Stroman] has not pitched to a single batter in the professional ranks. But he insists he has a good chance of joining the Toronto Blue Jays as a reliever this season. And no less an authority than manager John Farrell says Stroman might be correct. ... [Based on Stroman's] conversations with general manager Alex Anthopoulos and other team officials, he says he expects to advance to Double-A New Hampshire in "a couple weeks." And then? "They said there's a definite possibility to be up at some point this year with Toronto," Stroman said.

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July 5, 2012  09:21 AM ET

If the guy is that good why not go straight to AAA and face batters who have been in the bigs before. I think he will learn real quick you have to develop secondary pitches first before advancing to the big show because all of them can hit a 95 mph fast ball.

July 5, 2012  09:48 AM ET

Talk about taking the fast track to the majors. I don't see where this benefits either the player or the team in any way.

July 5, 2012  11:02 AM ET
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I'm starting to have serious concern with how this club treats young arms. Whether it's because they aren't being adequately prepared, or they simply are being given too many innings once they are up, it seems like they are determined to destroy every young arm they have by throwing him in too early.

I can't really speak on how they're prepared, but I just took a look at the Jays pitchers over the past month or so and only 6 times in the last 30 days has a Jays pitcher thrown over 100 pitches. And only one time in 30 days has a pitcher thrown over 105 pitches.

Compare that to the Yanks who've had 7 guys thrown over 100 pitches in the last two weeks!

So I don't see Farrell going all Dusty Baker on his starters.

July 5, 2012  11:04 AM ET

Nurse Him Along!!

July 5, 2012  11:09 AM ET
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Nurse Him Along!!

I agree. Toronto is desperate for starters, but this would probably be too fast. Unless they are talking about a September cup of coffee with the big league team, and next year a AAA assignment.

July 5, 2012  12:16 PM ET

its the angels problems in been a tough competitors has been their anemic offense??? yes, its the angels rotation their biggest problem???yes the team has been in too far deep hole thanks to their lousy and terrible offense but right now the last 3 pitchers are nocking down their own team their names?? DAN HAREN ERVIN SANTANA, THE ROOKIE RICHARDS why? well in their last 4 outings those 3 pitchers had been pitching below their level in the majors, dan haren against the indians he give 7 runs all earned in 4 innings pitched only, santana was even worse than haren, santana was able to pitch 1 inning and he never was able to get out of the second inning, richards will be nockout later by the orioles, but my question its if those 3 pitchers aren't injuried then what exactly its wrong with them??? to me all three pitchers are and have to be injuried there its no excuse for any of this pitchers who have been worse in every game that they had pitch,,, angels do need 3 regular pitchers, from their minor league or from any other team, because honestly the angels have in their rotation two good pitchers and the rest in their rotation are more than useless,,,,

July 5, 2012  01:40 PM ET

On September 1:

- Rosters expand to 40.
- Most Minor League seasons are ending (and the Blue Jay's Double A affiliate is 15 game under right now - so playoffs are not a strong possibility).

So it make sense to bring this Kid up (if he progresses) and give him a few innings.

It's not like they're gonna bring him up and have him start every 5th day.

July 5, 2012  02:01 PM ET

Jamie Moyer is now with the Blue Jays? Why?
Baltimore designated him to an assignment and wanted to see how he pitched in the minor leagues. He had 2 or 3 starts and had a sub 2.00 ERA and decided to release him. Why did they even bother with him?

July 5, 2012  02:10 PM ET
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Jamie Moyer is now with the Blue Jays? Why?Baltimore designated him to an assignment and wanted to see how he pitched in the minor leagues. He had 2 or 3 starts and had a sub 2.00 ERA and decided to release him. Why did they even bother with him?

I believe he asked out of his contract with Baltimore - only to sign with the Jay's a few days later...

Might be because you can get Cuban cigars easier up in Toronto :-)

July 5, 2012  07:09 PM ET
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I believe he asked out of his contract with Baltimore - only to sign with the Jay's a few days later...Might be because you can get Cuban cigars easier up in Toronto :-)

I hope he hangs around until he's 50 I will smoke one with him!!!

July 5, 2012  09:40 PM ET

I thought it was foolish of the Dodgers to bring Kershaw up so soon. I was wrong in a big way.

July 6, 2012  01:41 AM ET
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I believe he asked out of his contract with Baltimore - only to sign with the Jay's a few days later...Might be because you can get Cuban cigars easier up in Toronto :-)

Then why did HE bother? Haha

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July 6, 2012  08:22 PM ET

Maybe they are hoping for the next Chris Sale.

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