Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Going Dutch


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I guess since that "Dutch Magic" is contagious. After the Kansas City Royals signed Sidney Ponson to a deal, now the Blue Jays have inked Leon Boyd to a minor league contract. After his incredible work in the WBC, it was only a matter of time before a major league team was bound to pick him up.

Boyd faces an uphill battle in an already crowded Blue Jays bullpen. He will have to put up some impressive results pretty quickly if he wants to a chance at cracking the Blue Jays roster. I think they might just keep him behind as a spare arm waiting in the wings in case either Brian Wolfe doesn't back or Casey Janssen runs into problems.

Just like Scott Richmond, Boyd is a native of Vancouver, but he opted to pitch for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic. He was born and raised in Canada, but has lived in Europe since 2005.

Two Canadians on the Blue Jays 40 man roster? That's 5 percent of the entire team - we're slowly but surely taking over, my friends.

4 comments:

  1. Maybe they want to grab Shawn Hill while they're at it. Total Jay: Canadian and scrap heap.

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  2. 3 Canadians on the Blue Jays? I think that might cause the Rogers Centre to explode.

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  3. ...and I think you're forgetting Loewen. Imagine if they all got their shyt together and there were 4!

    ...and if by "explode" you mean "have a kick-ass crowd like there was on March 7", I could live with that.

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  4. Can you imagine four Canadian-Born players on "Canada's Baseball Team"? That would be incredible.

    And if every game at the Rogers Centre were like the Can/USA game at the WBC, we'd all be in a drunken state of baseball happiness.

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