Opening Day Lineups: Detroit at Toronto


Tigers.gifDETROIT TIGERS

1. Cutis Granderson, CF
2. Placido Polanco, 2B
3. Magglio Ordonez, RF
4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
5. Carlos Guillen, DH
6. Gerald Laird, C
7. Brandon Inge, 3B
8. Adam Everett, SS
9. Josh Anderson, LF

Starter: Justin Verlander


Thumbnail image for BlueJays.jpgTORONTO BLUE JAYS

1. Marco Scutaro, SS
2. Aaron Hill, 2B
3. Alex Rios, RF
4. Vernon Wells, CF
5. Adam Lind, DH
6. Scott Rolen, 3B
7. Lyle Overbay, 1B
8. Rod Barajas, C
9. Travis Snider, LF

Starter: Roy Halladay

21 Comments

Snider will be hitting in the 7 spot in 2 1/2 weeks. That’s way too powerful of a bat wasting away in the 9th spot. Whereas OOOferbay can sit and rot in the 9th spot where he hurts us the least. Atleast he’s a good defender.

With the exceptions of Snider and Scutaro (and I think Scoot is way underrated in every facet of the game) this is the best defensive lineup I’ve seen in a long time. If the bats keep up this team should be fine.

Finally opening day has arrived! Win or lose I for one am excited to watch the Jays this season. Even if we don’t contend, at least we have some young exciting players to watch this year. Let’s just hope that if we really are out of it most of the season, the Jays bring more of the young guys up to get a shot.

Go Jays!

Snider will be hitting in the 7 spot in 2 1/2 weeks. That’s way too powerful of a bat wasting away in the 9th spot. Whereas OOOferbay can sit and rot in the 9th spot where he hurts us the least. Atleast he’s a good defender.

With the exceptions of Snider and Scutaro (and I think Scoot is way underrated in every facet of the game) this is the best defensive lineup I’ve seen in a long time. If the bats keep up this team should be fine.

So guys, let’s have everyone’s predictions for the number of Jays wins this year. I say 80.

I’m going with 84. I think the offense will better this year but the pitching will be worse. I feel that the bullpen wont be as strong as it was last year because they might be used more with the younger staff.

I’m going with 84. I think the offense will better this year but the pitching will be worse. I feel that the bullpen wont be as strong as it was last year because they might be used more with the younger staff.

I’m going with 84. I think the offense will better this year but the pitching will be worse. I feel that the bullpen wont be as strong as it was last year because they might be used more with the younger staff.

sorry for the “three-peat” of comments, I didn’t think they were going through.

jb
the site is overloaded with stuff and takes forever to reload-which is the reason for the multiple posts. Would you consider taking some stuff off in order to speed it up-it is awful. Try making a post to see the difficulty.

I’ll go with 75 wins. I hope they win more, but that seems realistic this year.

GS, try viewing this site through a Blackberry! Not very user friendly from a size standpoint but it could be your search engine for everything Baseball pretty much with all the links Jordan has up.

My prediction on wins….. 89

Improved offence from Rolen and Rios, a relatively healthy Wells. A strong comeback from Hill, Snider wins ROY as well as a big year from Lind (25hr and 95rbi) with steadiness from Scutaro and Barajas. Overbay is dumped or traded by July. Doc comes in second again in the CY race to Matsuzaka and the team ERA ranks 7th in the majors. The Jays finish 3 games behind the wildcard winners NYY. The team called up Arencibia in September and he hits 9 homers in 21 games. WIth the Jays being in the race from start to finish ticket sales get to 3.5million and Beeston declares an extra 50million to spend in the FA market in 2010.

Ok, I got a little carried away but hey it’s opening day and we are tied for first place!

lol, carried away is an understatement. Actually, you had me going until you got to the 3.5 million in attendance.

I do think it’s the number of links Jordan has up and the number of graphic ads. Somethings could easily be eliminated like the post archives from 2006 and 2007. I have high speed and it still takes forever to reload. I feel sorry for anyone trying to access or post from dial up.
It could be the entire front page needs to reload first, I’m not sure, but, there’s over 300 items to load which is what takes the time and a bit much for a blog.

haha rmatty that was awesome. I hope your right. My estimate is 80. This division is incredibly tough and the Orioles have some good young prospects, pitching wise I think we’ll be better than people think.

The Jay’s server could be an old 486 running in somebody’s basement, but their site is still WAY better than the Raptor’s.
I figure if nobody hits and nobody pitches, we will still win 75 games. If everyone does good, we could hit 90. One thing for sure–this team gets more depth every year.
Overbay is trying some new stuff and if it works, he should have more power. Even if it takes a while, he’s too good an athlete not to hit well. At least everybody else is swinging it. Remember last year? Thomas, Wells, Overbay, Zaun, Eckstein, Stewart–all in the dumps.

gnorman
This blog is hosted by mlbblogs, not the Jays, but it could be a crappy overworked server, which explains why it just took me 4 minutes to log on. But the reload times experienced on this blog are a lot worse than other MLB logs, and that-I’m sure is because there’s so much loaded here which isnt the case in other MLB blogs.

So JB, in his desire to give us lots of stuff could be the culprit. One way or the other it needs to be fixed.

Well, I expect Lind is leading all of baseball with 6 rbi’s, I think he just set a new Blue Jays record. Great game for Lind, Snider,Rios and good one for Wells.

I’m sure this comment will get some heat. Personally, I thought Cito made a huge mistake in not taking Hallady out earlier. As easy as it was to see he’d ran out of steam after the first hitter in the 7th on TV, it had to be easier to see in person.
It’s a long season, and leaving your ace out there beyond tired is dumb-this is where pitchers get injured. It also made no sense to let him get beat up for 4 runs.

With the exception of the fans throwing stuff on the field, and a bit of a rough 7th inning, you really couldn’t ask for a better opening day than that!
Nice work by both Snider and Lind, and of course a great outing by Doc.

I got the feeling, there might be a lttle friendly rivallry developing between Lind and Snider to see which one outdoes the other. I got that feeling tonight; after Snider hit one out, Lind seemed to go to the plate with a plan of hitting one as well.

Did anyone else get that feeling or was I just dreaming? lol

I think a little friendly competition between Snider and Lind would be fantastic! We all remember how well Delgado and Green did when they had their rivalry going.

As far as leaving Haladay in, gsjays, I think at the end of 6, he had only thrown about 75 pitches. It’s not as if Doc was at the end of his rope, because he had already thrown 100 in Spring Training. At this time of the year, your starters are still getting stretched out, and they need the work to strengthen up for the rest of the season. If you look at the schedule as well, you will see that they only have 1 day off in April, and with the young lads on our staff, it would be very easy to gas the bull pen this month. With an 8 run lead–Cito wins.

Did you see Snider’s home run? That was a nasty pitch, down and away, and he just reached out and flicked it off the end of his bat–right into the opposite field stands. I bet nobody threw that ball back onto the field!

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