The Week That Was at Jays From the Couch 1/29/16

DID YOU MISS SOME OF THE GREAT BLUE JAYS CONTENT AT JAYS FROM THE COUCH OVER THE LAST WEEK? WELL, HERE’S A COLLECTION OF THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM A BUSY WEEK; THE BEST IN OUR BLUE JAYS COVERAGE.

 

The past week has been rather quiet in Blue Jays Land. Most of us are turning our attention to looking forward to pitchers and catchers reporting for camp on Feb 22 (full workouts begin Feb 26) to get us through the cold. Here at Jays From the Couch, we’ve been looking ahead as well with some analysis. But, we’ve also been living in the present with our 2016 Top Prospects List. Here’s what you may have missed:

podcastlogoEpisode 57 of the Jays’ Nest Podcast was a day late (but not a dollar short) coming out this week. Technical difficulties could not hold down the great Blue Jays discussion, though. This week, we talked about the reaction to the official departure of Munenori Kawasaki. We also examined the roles of a couple young starters (?). The highlight of the show, though, was our guest discussing the injury, recovery and outlook for Michael Saunders and his knee.

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  • Our 2016 Top Prospects List is nearing completion. We’ve broken into the Top 5 after bringing you profiles on Rowdy Tellez (in the 5th spot), Jon Harris (6th) and Richard Urena (7th).
  • Continuing our minor league coverage, our Ryan Mueller brings you an interview with 2015 draft pick, Jake Thomas. It was interesting to hear Thomas talk about hockey and the kind of players he idolizes.
  • Ryan also looked at the organizational depth at short stop. It is a position that does have a potentially bright future, but not for a few years, making Troy Tulowitzki that much more important.
  • Speaking of Tulo, I examined a rumor that the Blue Jays had taken calls about his availability. This shouldn’t come as a surprise that the club would be contacted about their best players, of which Tulo is one. In fact, despite what some might have forgotten, he’s actually still one of the best short stops in all of baseball as I wrote HERE. I compared him to other (younger) elite SS.
  • Jays From the Couch rookie, Jason Pepper, looked at whether the Blue Jays have enough depth for 2016. Jason goes through a positional examination of how the big league club looks as we get closer and closer to Spring Training.
  • Speaking of JFtC rookies, James Dailey brings us his thoughts on why Michael Saunders is primed for a big 2016 season. Assuming health, a move to Rogers Centre could be quite good for the LF.

As the founder of Jays From the Couch, I want to take the opportunity to thank you sincerely for visiting our site. It truly is a labor of love and I appreciate your support. As always, I invite you to join in the discussion by commenting on each post. Feel free to reach out with anything Blue Jays. That’s what we’re here for. As well, you can continue the discussion on Twitter @JaysFromCouch!

 

 

Shaun Doyle is a long time Blue Jays fan and writer! He decided to put those things together and create Jays From the Couch. Shaun is the host of Jays From the Couch Radio, which is highly ranked in iTunes, and he has appeared on TV and radio spots.

Shaun Doyle

Shaun Doyle is a long time Blue Jays fan and writer! He decided to put those things together and create Jays From the Couch. Shaun is the host of Jays From the Couch Radio, which is highly ranked in iTunes, and he has appeared on TV and radio spots.