Saturday, June 20, 2009

Where have you been Russ?

Welcome back Russ Adams! The Toronto Blue Jays have optioned Joe Inglett to Triple-A Las Vegas and have recalled our "buddy" Russ "keep your eye on the ball" Adams. This news shouldn't be all that shocking since Joe Inglett hit just .167 with one RBI since being called up on May 22. What is surprising is that it was Adams who was called up and not David Dellucci. The good news is that the Jays have not given up on their former first rounder who showed so much promise earlier in his career. Hopefully this will be Russ's final call up and will eventually stick with the team. I mean it's hard not to like the guy, even after many of his embarrassing defensive meltdowns. One thing that this guy knows how to do well is hit. He hasn't had much success during his stints in the majors. His best year was 2005 when he hit .256 with 8 home runs and 63 RBIs in 139 games. This is his chance to show Jays fans why in 2002 J.P. Ricciardi picked him ahead of the likes of Scott Kazmir, Nick Swisher, Cole Hamels, Matt Cain and yes even ahead of Canadian Joey Votto.
In other news, Vernon Wells finally broke his home run drought today by hitting one against Washington. Then after that he proceeded to show his sloppy defense in center field

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