Game 79 lineups: Jays at Indians

TORONTO AT CLEVELAND
at 7:05 p.m. ET, Progressive Field


Thumbnail image for BlueJaysRetro.gifBLUE JAYS (40-38, 8.0 GB AL EAST)

1. Fred Lewis, LF
2. Alex Gonzalez, SS
3. Jose Bautista, RF
4. Vernon Wells, CF
5. John Buck, C
6. Lyle Overbay, 1B
7. Aaron Hill, DH
8. Nick Green, 2B
9. Jarrett Hoffpauir, 3B

Pitching: Jesse Litsch (0-2, 8.78)


IndiansRetro.gifINDIANS (29-47, 12.5 GB NL WEST)

1. Trevor Crowe, CF
2. Shin-Soo Choo, RF
3. Carlos Santana, C
4. Travis Hafner, DH
5. Austin Kearns, LF
6. Jhonny Peralta, 3B
7. Matt LaPorta, 1B
8. Anderson Hernandez, 2B
9. Jason Donald, SS

Pitching: Aaron Laffey (0-2, 6.37)

~JB

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For the Padres and Blue Jays, winning isn’t always the best thing…by Tim Marchman>INSIDE BASEBALL

This article at SI.com by Marchman is right on the money,imo, and points out the fallacy of the San Diego Padres and to a lesser extent, the Blue Jays putting their re-building on hold be cause of the winning record of the team and why that is detrimental to their long term success..

What in effect their winning record does is put the rebuild process on hold putting pressure on the team to win-today, which isn’t necessarily the best thing for the club long term….In San Diego’s case that means not trading Adrian Gonzalez when in fact his value will never be higher and the Padres lose him at the end of 2011…Not trading him now means they will not replenish their system with high ceiling prospects that could be obtained if they traded him.. Here’s a paragraph on that article in regards to the Jays:….

******While not so dramatic, the situation in Toronto is quite similar. Any honest preseason projection would have had the Blue Jays among the lesser teams in baseball this year, and there’s an argument to be made that the team has the slightest talent base in the American League. So of course, in their first year under new GM Alex Anthopolous, they’re playing above .500 in the toughest division in North American sports, doing just enough to complicate the difficult work of rebuilding. A team in their spot really shouldn’t be playing Jose Bautista, a 29-year-old utilityman who’s on his fifth team in seven seasons and has never been even an average hitter, every day. But if such a player insists on leading the league in home runs, what else can they do?******** The entire article can be found here:http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/tim_marchman/06/30/padres.success/index.html

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