The Blue Jays appeared oh-so-close to signing an established starter on the weekend. Then Ervin Santana discovered he could salve the wounds of the Atlanta Braves and pitch in a more desirable environment. The Jays waited too long, sending a harsh message to their fans.
J.A. Happ has a sore back. Other starting candidates continue to audition, with small sample sizes producing no clear conclusions. But Ervin Santana has finally grown impatient. Will the Jays given him the one-year deal he wants?
Colby Rasmus seems to have finally shaken loose from the shackles of St. Louis, taking more responsibility for his swing and approach to his job. If he continues to make that work, a big payoff is in store.
Ricky Romero kept saying his problems were mental, not physical. Now he admits the physical issues spawned the his crisis in confidence. Now he is trying to rebound, with the help of stem-cell treatments and positive thinking.