Some interesting discussion involving key people in the Blue Jays culture over in CE: http://baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=73445.
Quick thing, wasn't Ryan due back like after the all-star break? it seems he is healthy and ready to go that's an awesome sign I loved his dominance in 06, everytime he came on I knew the best part of the game was about to begin.
I just hope we see the same B.J. Ryan we did before the surgery. It would be such a waste of a talented arm if he were unable to regain his old form.
Like Maple Syrup, Canada's evil oozes over the United States.
I really don't think they should be bringing him back this early. We've all seen what can happen when a guy says he's healthy, and comes back too soon. Then before you know it he's out for the rest of this year too. They have Accardo, who did a great job last year. League might be able to step in too this season, so I see no reason to rush BJ back. A TJ surgery generally takes a full year to heal, and if he's pitching in ST then that's barely 10 months. I just don't see the reason to rush him back like this.
Here's hoping that he knows what he's doing, and that we have a healthy BJ this season
PS: Incidentally, I was at his last game before the surgery last season, when he blew a huge lead against the Tigers. Here's a shot of him. Maybe this is the one that did the final damage ....
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Last edited by Richmond Hill Phoenix; 02-15-2008 at 08:58 AM.
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Great article on bluejays.com about Travis Snider and him dealing with the loss of his mother, best friend, grandparents and coach all in two years. I liked reading it.