Check out today’s National Post, where John Lott writes that Blue Jays hitting coach Mickey Brantley has already been informed by manager John Gibbons that he will not have his contract renewed after the season. Can’t say this was a big surprise at all. The writing has been on the wall for some time. I wrote back in August that Brantley hadn’t received any reassurance from the Jays staff, and he told me back then that he kind of expected this news to come. While Lott got the scoop, the rest of us Toronto scribes will be following it up today here in Baltimore.